The Filipino American National Historical Society


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Stockton's FANHS Chapter

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The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is truly a community-based organization whose mission is “…to preserve, document, and present Filipino American history and to support scholarly research and artistic works which reflect that rich past…” The national office and archives is housed in Seattle, operating year-round to lend expertise and support to twenty-seven chapters across the United States and is recognized as the primary informational resource on Filipino Americans for:

  •  community organizations

  •  primary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities

  •  local and national museums and historical associations

  •  independent authors, playwrights, and filmmakers

  •  teachers, students, and scholars

Brief Background

•    FANHS founded on November 26, 1982 in Seattle, WA by Fred Cordova and Dorothy Laigo Cordova
•    Chartered January 7, 1985 by the State of Washington
•    First Board of Trustees elected on November 1, 1986 with 27 members from 12 U.S. states
•    Stockton Chapter chartered November 21, 1992, and is now one of 34 chapters nationwide