Founded in 1982, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) documents and promotes Filipino American history through its archives, conferences, books, programs, films, art and more. With 30 Chapters throughout the USA, FANHS has recognized October as Filipino American History Month for decades.Learn more
The first Filipino stepped foot in America in 1587 arriving on a Spanish galleon. Then in the early 20th century waves of Filipinos came to Hawaii and California and by 1930, 45,000 Filipinos were living here — many of them in Little Manila in Stockton.
What is the historical connection between Black and Brown peoples? How do we view race in America today? What can change the structural problems we face? Why do Black issues matter to others? We are bruised and battered by racism together. Black, Police, or Filipino – we seek change. For more information visit the Seattle FANHS…
A PROCLAMATION by the Mayor of the City of Bainbridge Island, Washington, declaring the month of October as Filipino American History Month
This proclamation recognizes the fifth consecutive celebration of Filipino American History Month in Washington State and is dedicated to the late Mr. Frederick Cordova of Seattle, the founding president of the Filipino American National Historical Society; and …
The theme was chosen to recognize the countless Filipinos that have contributed and worked in the agricultural, food service and culinary industries from the great culinary exchanges of the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade of the 1500 – 1800s…
Filipino American History Month in Alaska, and call upon Alaskans to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of Filipino Americans to the arts, business, education, technology, public service, and the many ways in which they enrich our communities and our great state.
Student focused workshop. A collaboration of Filipino American Student Advisors who connected at a FANHS National Conference in San Diego last July.
Frances “Fran” Alayu Womack, long-time member of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) passed away on September 7, 2014, at the age of 83.
A Message from Leatrice “Letty” Perez, President, Stockton Chapter: Finally, after 20 years of talking about a National Filipino American Museum, we signed a lease to rent space in downtown Stockton. We will have one of the store front spaces in the old Newberry Building at 335 E. Weber St in downtown Stockton! For those who may…
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Future FANHS Conferences• 2016 FANHS National Conference in New York
Past FANHS Conferences
- 2014 - San Diego, California
- 2012 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
- 2010 - Seattle, Washington
- 2008 - Anchorage, Alaska
- 2006 - Honolulu, HI
- 2004 - St. Louis, MO
- 2002 - Los Angeles, CA
- 2000 - Virginia Beach, VA
- 1998 - Manila, Philippines
- 1998 - Portland, OR
- 1996 - New York, NY
- 1994 - San Francisco, CA
- 1992 - Chicago, IL
- 1990 - Sacramento, CA
- 1988 - New Orleans, LA
- 1987 - Seattle, Washington