Our Beyond Borders Historical Traveling Exhibit is available for schools, libraries, museums and other venues and includes historical text and photos about the beginning of our Indipino Community on Bainbridge. The exhibit folds into a traveling case on wheels and includes four two-sided panels that are 7'tall X 3'wide
The Exhibit is 4 double sided panels, 7 ft tall and travels easily in one bag on wheels.
Brothers LR - Eddie Corpuz, unknown, Mike Corpuz, Anacleto Corpuz immigrated as bachelors and US nationals entering without passports for agricultural purposes.
Originally the Filipino Growers Assoc, now the Filipino American Community of Bainbridge Island, the hall is still a gathering place and a National Historical Register Site.
They risked disenfranchisement from their tribes for marrying Filipino immigrants.
Over 150 children were born and berry farming ended with the Indipino generation as many went to work in the Bremerton shipyard. Others sought college degrees and other professions.
Many Indipino farms were located at Island Center. Children, growing up in poverty, acculturated into 3 worlds, Asian, Native and mainstream. facing traumatic assimilation.
Andrew Pascua and Gina Corpuz answer questions from the audience at the West Sound film premier at the Roxy theater in Bremerton.
Gina Corpuz, Suzanne Diaz, Colleen Almojuela, Lorraine Hale, Alice Oligario at 2019 Indipino Festival at BI Museum of Art.