Filipinos in San Francisco

Event detail

An exhibit displaying a sample of images from the upcoming Arcadia book, Filipinos in San Francisco, is on view on the Third Floor of the Main Library. The display is comprised of historical and contemporary images of the achievements, struggles and daily lives of Filipinos who have made San Francisco their home. Many of the photographs are drawn from personal collections, and the archives of organizations such as the Manilatown Heritage Foundation, the Bay Area chapters of the Filipino American National Historical Society and the Pin@y Educational Partnerships. The exhibit is sponsored by the Filipino American Center of the San Francisco Public Library.

This display is in conjunction with the exhibition, Singgalot: The Ties That Bind, which celebrates 100 years of the Filipino American experience through a panel exhibition on view in the Jewett Gallery that includes over 100 photographs, images, and historical documents drawn from the National Archive, the Library of Congress, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and personal collections.

Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.  The national tour has been made possible by Farmers Insurance logotype and the Smithsonian Institution.

Photo courtesy of Filipinas Magazine

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