Exhibit on Filipinos in Alaska to open Oct. 28 at Anchorage Museum
With original interviews connecting the past and present, Mana: The History We Inherit will offer insight into the history of Filipinos in Alaska with an exhibit this coming Oct. 28 to Jan. 28, 2024 at the Anchorage Museum’s Education Hall.
Filipinos settled in Alaska beginning in the late 18th century, yet their history in the state and their personal stories are often untold.
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Journalist Shayne Nuesca, documentarian Joshua Albeza Branstetter and community advocate Tasha Elizarde, are preparing Mana at the Anchorage Museum as an audio-visual archive honoring Alaska’s Filipino elders through photos and stories sourced from Filipinos across Alaska.
Mana is a Tagalog word meaning “inheritance.” Mana organizers see the project as a shared legacy for future generations.