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Latest News

Filipino American History Month – October 2022

Seattle, WA — The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is pleased to share the Filipino American History Month 2022 theme:  Celebrating Our History and Legacies:  50 Years of Filipino American Studies,  40 Years of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS),  and 30 years of Filipino American History Month The year 2022 marks several…

2022 FANHS Action Donation Form


It’s That Time Again!   FANHS NATIONAL ONLINE AUCTION October 8 & 9, 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)   (Proceeds help with essential operational expenses for FANHS National)   PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION.   Dear FANHS Family and Friends, For 40 years, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has gathered, documented,…

2022 FANHS Newsletter

The 2022 FANHS Newsletter is here!

Dear FANHS Members, Thanks to Editorial Board Co-Chairs Luna Jamero, and Terri Torres, and Editor Maria Batayola, we have a special edition for our 40th anniversary. During that time, FANHS continued to grow, and sadly valued members died. Today society is changing, political dynamics in America and the world are shifting. We are emerging (hopefully) from a deadly…

Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong Book Tour

Bridge and Delta Publishing in partnership with the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and PapaLoDown Agency takes Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, on a 15-city national book tour. Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong, written by historian Dawn Bohulano Mabalon with writer Gayle Romasanta, richly illustrated by Andre Sibayan,…

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Donate: Help FANHS Pay The Rent!

Please donate to @fanhs_national. Give the gift of history for the next generation! We are raising money for the Filipino American National Historical Society to help pay the rent for our FANHS National Office and National Pinoy Archives. Founded by Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova in 1982, FANHS is completely run by volunteers, with no salaried…

The Forgotten Filipino-Americans Who Led the ’65 Delano Grape Strike

By Lisa Morehouse, September 4, 2015 – KQED News: The California Report. Today, grapes in the grocery store don’t seem that controversial. But 50 years ago, a historic strike in California’s Central Valley vineyards set in motion the most significant campaign in modern labor history…

Bold Step: 50th Anniversary of Delano Grape Strike
Sept. 5-6, 2015

The newly formed Delano chapter and its parent organization, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike with a series of events over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, in Delano, CA.

Giving Back

Donations, large and small, are very much appreciated. Since FANHS is a 501 3(c) non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible. We are currently accepting donations by check via U.S. mail, or credit card through the online Paypal donation gateway.



Filipino American History Month Updates

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Upcoming Events

Future FANHS Conferences

  • 2022 – Seattle, Washington 
  • 2024 – Houston, Texas

Past FANHS Conferences

  • 2020 – Honolulu, HI – Cancelled
  • 2018 – Chicago, Illinois
  • 2016 – New York, New York
  • 2014 – San Diego, California
  • 2012 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2010 – Seattle, Washington
  • 2008 – Anchorage, Alaska
  • 2006 – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2004 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2002 – Los Angeles, California
  • 2000 – Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 1998 – Manila, Philippines
  • 1998 – Portland, Oregon
  • 1996 – New York, New York
  • 1994 – San Francisco, California
  • 1992 – Chicago, Illinois
  • 1990 – Sacramento, California
  • 1988 – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1987 – Seattle, Washington