Filipino American Historical Society

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Documentary Film

Sneak a peek at our documentary film. Find out how to order your copy of the full-length DVD.

people at picnic

On October 9th, FANHS Sonoma hosted a barbecue picnic at Riverfront Park, set among the towering Redwoods in Windsor.

Scholarship Fund Recipient

2021 Katherine Baguio Scholarship Award
FANHS Sonoma was pleased to award its 2021 Katherine Baguio Scholarship to Kayla Del Rosario of Santa Rosa. A graduate of Montgomery High School, Kayla began her freshman year this Fall at Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University) in San Luis Obispo where she’s studying Mechanical Engineering Robotics. One of Kayla’s passions is to create underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV'S) to survey the coral reefs of the Philippines.  Congratulations Kayla, we wish you much success!

Check back for 2022 application deadline.

Message from the President

Dear FANHS-Sonoma Members:

I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season and is off to a good start to the new year. Looking back at 2021, we can be proud of our achievements as an organization. In a year of transition, we learned to adjust to life amid an ongoing pandemic. In May, on International Workers Day, our forum focused on “Filipino activism” and included panelists representing several generations of Filipino Americans. In the Fall our barbecue picnic brought together members both established and new to celebrate Filipino American History Month.   We also participated in community activities throughout the year, ending with a holiday celebration at the Windsor Museum.

Looking ahead to 2022, ideas for goals include a public showing of our documentary film “Remembering Our Manongs;” an educational forum depicting the experiences of Filipinos who immigrated to the U.S. post-1950; and expansion of the scholarship program, just to highlight a few.

I invite and encourage everyone to share your thoughts through emails or at upcoming meetings when goals for the year are established. All that we have achieved, and the success of our future is because of your commitment to the mission of FANHS-Sonoma, and for that I wholeheartedly thank you. Happy New Year!

Michael Viloria
President