Category Museum

The Philippine-American War featured at the Smithsonian

This afternoon we visited the tiny section on the Philippine- American War in the “Wars of Expansion” Section of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The exhibit features a “homemade Philippine rifle”, Filipino sandals, a Krag-Jorgenson rifle (the “standard issue infantry weapon” during the Philippine-American War), a flag used by Muslim revolutionaries, and a […]

A Katipunan Stamp at the Smithsonian

Wooden stamp of members of the Katipunan, according to the caption. The Katipunan was the secret organization that fought for Philippine independence during the Philippine revolution against Spain from 1896 on. One of the many treasures of Philippine history in the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD. The center […]

POPDC in Palo Alto

We visited the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford and saw these!  

POPDC in Santa Rosa, CA (Charles M. Schulz Museum)

T.H. Pardo de Tavera at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

A reception was held here in 1904 for Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera, hosted by Commissioner Henry B. F. Macfarland. Pardo de Tavera served as President of the 1904 St. Louis Exposition’s Honorary Board of Commissioners. The exposition is more popularly known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, a celebration of the centennial of the […]

When Guillermo met Woodrow

A small mother-and-child statue (“Pax”) sculpted by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino – the artist’s gift to President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 – can be found here at the Woodrow Wilson House. Mr. Tolentino once worked as a waiter at a restaurant near Rock Creek Park and a regular customer – one of Mrs. Wilson’s staff […]