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SoFAB – Filipinos in Louisiana

The SoFAB Research Center has partnered with the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of the Philippines and the Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society to create First Settlement: Filipinos in Louisiana that highlights Louisiana’s Filipino community and the impact on Louisianan culture.

The first settlement of Filipinos in the United States was in St. Bernard Parish only a few miles from the SoFAB Research Center home at Nunez Community College. According to Wikipedia: St. Malo was a small fishing village that existed along the shore of Lake Borgne in St. Bernard Parish, LA as early as the mid-eighteenth century … and was the first permanent settlement of Filipinos and perhaps the first Asian-American settlement in the United States. Visitors will be able to see the Filipino Exhibit and then travel further into St. Bernard Parish to learn more about the history of Filipinos in Louisiana.

Exhibit is open to the public and all are welcome.


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National Food & Beverage Foundation
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SoFAB Research Center at Nunez Library
AST Building on the Nunez campus, 3700 Fenelon ST
Chalmette, LA 70043 United States
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