Filipino American National Historical Society

337 E Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95202

The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) was established on November 26, 1982, in Seattle, Washington by Dorothu Laigo Cordova and partner Fred Cordova. It serves as a network for the goal “to advance getting, instruction, edification, gratefulness, and enhancement through the recognizable proof, get-together, protection, and dispersal of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States”. They do this by, “ save, record, and present Filipino American history and to help academic research and creative works which mirror that rich past…”

In Washinton State, Janurary 7, 1985, FANHS was sanctioned. The FANHS national office and documents are stationed in Seattle, and is an educational asset on Filipino Americans for: 

  • network associations 

  • Essential and secondary schools, colleges and universities

  • Neighborhood and genuine national galleries and affiliations

  • creators, dramatists, and movie producers 

  • educators, understudies, and researchers 


On 1 November 1986, 27 people from 12 countries selected the guiding panel of directors. Fred Cordova, who was FANHS ‘ founding director, produced the National Pinoy Archives around the same moment. The author is Dorothy Cordova and as formal leader fits in. 

Past assignments include the audio Filipino Americans Discovering Their Past for the Future, the visual Filipinos post: Forgotten Asian Americans, and various municipal studios and photograph displays. FANHS also donated substantially to the Smithsonian travel series Singgalot: The Ties That Bind that records the historical background of Filipino Americans in the United States.

This amazing location is located near Downtown Stockton and also only a short distance away from:

  • The University of the Pacific
  • Horton Gallery
  • Stockton Field Aviation Museum
  • Reynolds Gallery
  • San Joaquin Delta College Horton Gallery
  • Stockton Metropolitan Airport.
  • Elsie May Goodwin Gallery
  • National Pinoy Museum
  • Children’s Museum of Stockton