Author: Randy Gonzales

Foodways Survey

Foodways Survey

We would like to know more about what you eat, cook, and grow. The PLHS is embarking on a research project related to the foodways of Filipinos in Louisiana. If you are of Filipino ancestry and live in Louisiana, we would love to have you complete our community survey. Purpose The survey aims to understand…

News Coverage of St. Malo Marker Unveiling
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News Coverage of St. Malo Marker Unveiling

The Philippine Louisiana Historical Society unveiled the St. Malo Historical Marker Saturday November 9th. Watch TFC Balitang America’s coverage of the event. Read “From Manila to the Marigny: How Philippine Pioneers Left a Mark at the ‘End of the World’ in New Orleans.” In the build-up to the event, a number of news organizations wrote…

Unveiling of St. Malo Historical Marker
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Unveiling of St. Malo Historical Marker

To officially commemorate the first permanent Filipino settlement in the United States, the Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society will host the unveiling of a historical marker for St. Malo on November 9, 2019. The St. Malo Marker will be the second Louisiana Historical Marker to be placed in the state under the sponsorship of the Philippine-Louisiana Historical…

Filipino Community Celebrates Philippine Independence Day and the History of Filipinos in Louisiana

Filipino Community Celebrates Philippine Independence Day and the History of Filipinos in Louisiana

On June 15th in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, the Filipino American community and residents of the Town of Jean Lafitte celebrated Philippine Independence Day and the history of Filipinos in Louisiana. The celebration highlighted the interconnections between the histories of the Philippines and Louisiana. Formal proceedings at Manila Village Plaza were highlighted by Philippine Honorary Consul…

Brief History of Filipino Communities in La.
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Brief History of Filipino Communities in La.

The document is distributed at events catering to the Filipino American community. It provides a brief history of the Filipino Community in Louisiana, highlighting our consistent presence and encouraging involvement in Filipino American community organizations, including the Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society.

Philippine-Louisiana Historical Mural
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Philippine-Louisiana Historical Mural

A highlight of the Filipino American History Month (FAHM) Symposium was the unveiling of the Philippine-Louisiana Historical Mural. The mural, created by seven Filipino artists and donated to the Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society (PLHS), depicts the live of the Manilamen, the Filipino settlers of coastal Louisiana. The 6×12 foot painting brings together elements of early settler…

FAHM Photo Contest Winners
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FAHM Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the four winners of our first Filipino American History Month Photo Contest. We were impressed with the photographs and the wonderful descriptions that explained the significance of the photographs to the community. You can view all of the submissions in our photo gallery. Winners Filipino American Community Mahjong Playing Mahjong is part of Chinese…

Filipino American History Month Symposium Schedule
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Filipino American History Month Symposium Schedule

Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society (PLHS) in partnership with the Philippine Consulate Generals in Honolulu and Chicago, and Louisiana community organizations is hosting the Filipino American History Month Symposium, October 8th in the Convocation Annex at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. The event aims to explore the history of Filipino migration to the United States and discuss policies…

Filipino American History Month 2016
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Filipino American History Month 2016

The Louisiana Filipino American community organizations in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate Generals in Chicago and Hawaii will be hosting three events for Filipino American History Month: Filipino American History Symposium at Xavier University, Gala at the New Orleans Airport Hilton, Trip to Jean Lafitte to view the Manila Village historical marker and meet descendants of…

FAHM 2016 Photo Contest
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FAHM 2016 Photo Contest

Filipino American History Month Photo Contest As part of Filipino American History Month 2016 and the Filipino American History Symposium at Xavier University on October 8th, we are hosting a photo contest. We want to see Filipino American community life through the eyes of the local Filipino community. Theme: Filipino Louisiana Deadline: September 15, 2016 October 1, 2016 Snap…