`Iolani Palace Royal History Course 2012
Don’t know much about history? Don’t know much about biography? Don’t know much about the Hawaiian language? If you’ve gone on a Palace tour and want to know more, this course is for you. Our Royal History Course is an introduction to late 19th century Hawaiian history with an emphasis on the Royal Family and Iolani Palace. The $40 fee includes instruction and a class manual. The 2012 Royal History Course will be conducted July 2nd through July 30th. The class will meet on Mondays from 9 am to 3 pm. Although The Royal History Course is part two of the Docent training process, everyone is welcome.
For more information, please contact docent educator Zita Cup Choy at 522-0841 or e-mail email@example.com.
`Iolani Palace Docent Training Course 2012
Docent training begins with guardian service, followed by successful completion of the Royal History Course. The nine-week Docent Training Course will add to your knowledge of Palace and monarchy era history, develop your public speaking skills and prepare you to share Iolani Palace with friends, family, and visitors from around the world.
A $20 fee includes instruction, a training manual, lectures, field trips, and other materials. The 2012 Docent Training Course will begin on August 6th and continues through October 15th. This class will meet on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with the exception of Labor Day on Sept. 3rd) and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Reading assignments and homework add to the time commitment trainees make during this nine-week course. Prospective students are invited to begin serving their guardian hours NOW. For more information, please contact docent educator Zita Cup Choy at 522-0841 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digging For Your Roots
Genealogy Research Workshops
These two-day workshops offered by Fran McFarland are very popular -- many students rave about the hands-on approach to learning. The course includes a discussion on the cultural differences between Hawaiian and Western genealogical standard practices. You will visit the Hawai`i State Archives and Hawai`i State Library on the first day and the First Circuit Court Records and Bureau of Conveyance on the second day.
Instructor Fran McFarland specializes in teaching genealogical research in Hawai`i, not just for native Hawaiians, but for immigrant groups and foreigners who arrived here in the late 19th & early 20th centuries, and made Hawai`i their home. She was born and raised in Honolulu. She has helped thousands of people research their roots to find missing branches of the family tree or establish blood quantum for Hawaiian entitlement programs. She is a member of the Utah Genealogical Association.
The two day “Digging for your Roots” course is held in various repositories on ‘Oahu on Tuedays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The cost is $75. Students must sign up for both days.
The two-day workshops in 2011 will be offered on the following dates:
- January 3 & 5; 10 & 12; 17 & 19; 24 & 26
- February 7 & 9; 14 & 16; 21 & 23; 28 & March 1
- March 6 & 8; 20 & 22; 27 & 29
- April 3 & 5; 10& 12; 17 & 19; 24 & 26
- May 1 & 3; 8 & 10; 15 & 17; 22 & 24
- June 5 & 7; 12 & 14; 19 & 21; 26 & 28
- July 10 & 12; 17 & 19; 24 & 26; 31 & August 2
- August 7 & 9; 14 & 16; 21 & 23; 28 & 30
- September 4 & 6; 11 & 13; 18 & 20; 25 & 27
- October 16 & 18; 23 & 25; 30 & November 1
For more information or to register call Fran McFarland at 808-203-7245 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hawaiian Quilting Classes
Ongoing Hawaiian quilting sessions are offered on Saturday mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. John Serrao and his daughters Cissy and Rae teach Hawaiian quilting in the lecture room of the Kana`ina Building (Old Archives) on the `Iolani Palace Grounds.
Since 1972, this family has perpetuated the cultural history and tradition of Hawai`i through Hawaiian quilting . They have taught thousands of a new generation of quilters statewide, nationally, and internationally. They have given classes in American Samoa through the Consortium Pacific Arts Council and National Endowment of the Arts, Kamehameha Schools Adult Education Program, Queen Emma Summer Palace, and the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
Their work has been exhibited at the Mission Houses Museum and Queen Emma Summer Palace. They have appeared on "Home Matters" and "Secret in the Quilts" on the Home and Gardens Network. They have authored several publications including The Hawaiian Quilt, A Spiritual Experience , several Hawaiian quilt design books and articles in the quilting magazine, "The Traditional Quilter."
- Classes are held in the Kana`ina Building (Old Archives) on the `Iolani Palace Grounds.
- You can join any Saturday and start at any level. Assistance is provided for new and experienced quilters.
- Fees are $6 per session.
- First session for Beginner's is $15.00.
- Hawaiian Pillow kits are available for purchase
For more information, see Hawaiian Quilting with Poakalani & Co., or call Cissy Serrao at (808) 223-1108.
Experts at the Palace: The History of Historic Preservation in Hawaii
This winter lecture series runs from January 26, 2012 to March 1, 2012. Hour-long lectures take place every Thursday afternoon from noon - 1:00 pm at the Kana`ina Building (Old Archives) on the `Iolani Palace Grounds.
Please refer to the full schedule or call docent educator Zita Cup Choy at 522-0841 for more information.
For all classes:
- Metered parking is available on the Palace Grounds and nearby streets.
- For information on fees or to register, please contact the class instructor.
- Schedules are subject to chage.