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 placed at the Los Isleños Museum Complex at 1345 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, LA. The marker aligns with the Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society’s mission to recognize the varied histories and cultures that helped shaped the area.
The marker unveiling program will begin at 10:30 am, and is expected to include government officials from the Republic of the Philippines, the State of Louisiana, and St. Bernard Parish, and feature cultural performances and historical accounts and displays prepared by the PLHS and the local Filipino American community organizations. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Feel free to wear your casual Filipino attire.
An evening gala will take place at 6:00 pm at the The Frederick Sigur Center at 8245 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, La. The formal gala event will feature Filipino food and folk dances and requires tickets ($40) be purchased in advance. Wear your Filipiniana and Barong Tagalog. You can purchase tickets for the gala by clicking the following button.