THE MISSION of the Filipino American National Historical Society shall be to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation, and enrichment through the gathering, identification, preservation, and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States.
• FANHS founded on November 26, 1982 in Seattle, WA by Fred Cordova and Dorothy Laigo Cordova
• Chartered January 7, 1985 by the State of Washington
• First Board of Trustees elected on November 1, 1986 with 27 members from 12 U.S. states
• Stockton Chapter chartered November 21, 1992, and is now one of 29 chapters nationwide
To achieve our mission in recording the history in our Stockton area, we conduct research, provide repositories for data and materials gathered, create and promote published works, and hold public forums. Society members are available upon request to share historical information through presentations, exhibits, and referrals to appropriate resources.