This exhibit opening includes traditional performances of Filipino dance, refreshments and light hors d’eouvres. “Mabuhay,” a Tagalog greeting, presents the story of Filipinos in Texas. Filipino presence began as early as the 1820s, when Francisco Flores, a Filipino sailing on a Spanish ship, took up residence in Rockport. Mabuhay details Filipino culture, culinary traditions, military service, and other aspects of Filipino life in Texas. The ITC developed Mabuhay with the assistance of a Filipino community advisory board.

Also showing, “Singgalot: The Ties that Bind,” originally developed by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibits Service, detailing the story of Filipino Americans.


Friday, May 17, 6 – 8 p.m.


Free and open to the public



Questions and more information: 210-458-2300

Opening Reception: Mabuhay Filipino Texans