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Mga Kuwento: Filipinos of Juneau

Filipino History Exhibition Opening at the City Museum in October

On Friday, October 6th, 2023, the City Museum will host an opening reception from 4:00-7:00pm for an exhibition titled, Mga Kuwento: Filipinos of Juneau. This local history exhibition covers over 100 years of minimally recorded local history from Juneau's Filipino community. Mga Kuwento will be on view at the City Museum from October 6th through November 22nd, 2023. October admission is free in honor of Filipino American History Month and admission to the opening reception is also free.

Mga Kuwento: Filipinos of Juneau is an exhibition which celebrates the history and contributions of Filipinos in Juneau. In Alaska almost 20,000 people identify as Filipino – it’s the largest concentration of Filipinos per capita of any state. Alaska’s history has been shaped by its Filipino community, but Filipino stories are rarely highlighted by the community they help form. KTOO, along with Filipino Community Inc., and Juneau-Douglas City Museum collaborated to fill this gap in local Filipino representation.

In addition to the exhibition at the City Museum, there will be a community event at the Filipino Community Hall on Saturday, October 7th from 12-5pm in celebration of Filipino American History Month. Those interested in learning more about the history of Filipinos in Alaska can listen to KTOO’s new podcast, Mga Kuwento, at ktoo.org/filipinosinalaska. This project is supported by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, the City and Borough of Juneau, and by a Grant-In-Aid from the Alaska State Museum.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is located at 4th & Main Streets. October Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm; Closed Sunday and Monday. FREE October admission in honor of Filipino American History Month. General information about the City Museum can be found on the museum’s website: juneau.org/museum.

114 West 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801