Course detail: Travel to Hawaii

We will begin with the history of Hawaii from its Polynesian roots as far back as the 8th century. Westerners came to Hawaii for the first time a thousand years later in the 18th century. On January 18, 1778, Captain James Cook went ashore at Waimea on Kauai. He called his new discovery the Sandwich Islands, after the First Lord of the Admiralty. We will explore some of the first kings and queens of Hawaii and how Hawaii evolved to a U.S. Territory and then statehood in 1959. We will look at Oahu's past and present the highlights of things to see and do on this island, including Pearl Harbor and the changes there for touring the last few years. We will focus on Honolulu, the state capital. We'll then delve into the islands of Maui and Kauai and if there is time, Molokai and Lanai. Lastly, we discuss the Big Island, Hawaii. Since all the other islands would fit in the Big Island, there is much to talk about from history to places to see and many activities unique to this island. Volcano National Park will be highlighted. 

An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class. If you have not paid your membership fee, please click on the blue link below under "course accessibility" to add the membership fee to your shopping cart. Then continue shopping to select your courses and/or events. If you have questions about whether or not you have paid your member fee, please call 785-864-6779.

Instructor Bio: Georgia Klein is a retired secondary educator from the Shawnee Mission School District. She has been to Europe 26 times and has presented workshops on travel to other continents. She has also been a guide for Road Scholars on a walking tour of the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO.

CourseAccessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend Universityof Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in orderto participate in an event, please email or call 913-897-8530 atleast three weeks before the first day of the event. 


Course pre-requisites
(required) Osher Membership Fee

 Session Information: OC24326H

Schedule: Every week on Tuesday, starting on 06/25/24 and ending on 07/09/24
Times: 10:00am-12:00pm CDT


Thank you for registering for this Osher hybrid course. If you registered to attend in person, the class will meet at the KU Edwards Campus, 163 Regnier Hall, 12610 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS. If you registered to attend online, you'll receive an email with your zoom link and passcode a week before your class starts. Zoom Course Participation: An individual registration is required for each person in a household, as zoom links are not to be shared.


Name Additional Resources
Georgia Klein

Facility Detail

KU Edwards Campus, 163 Regnier Hall, In Person and Online
12610 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.