Exhibit traces growth of Fil-Am community in San Diego County, California
A Filipino American history exhibit looks back on the journey of immigrants from the Philippines to South San Diego County, California.
Free to the public, the “Filipinos of South Bay Exhibit” opened Oct. 2 and will be on display at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum in the Civic Center Branch Library at 365 F Street until the end of 2023.
Memorabilia of organizations, individuals, key events, and marquee locations trace the history and rich social tapestry in the early days the Filipino community in the county.
Visitors are guided through multiple stories indicating “the common threads of connection, community, and contributions reflective of the Bayanihan Spirit (communal unity) and value of Kapwa (shared identity),” according to an exhibit press release.
“Filipinos of South Bay Exhibit” is a collaborative project of community members representing PASACAT; the Filipino American National Historical Society of San Diego (FANHS-SD); and the Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego, County, Inc. (COPAO). The exhibit will run from October 2022 through December 2023 and will be open to the public during the Civic Center Branch Library hours of operation. The project is funded in part by the City of Chula Vista and the Create Chula Vista Arts Grant, California Humanities, County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program, Chula Vista Heritage Museum, and PASACAT, and in partnership with the South Bay Historical Society, the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, and Chula Vista Public Library.
For more information visit www.filipinosinsandiego.org or email [email protected]