Julie Acosta, a Neely Mansion Association board member, visits Neely Mansion and one of its vintage tractors. She is the daughter of Pete Acosta, an immigrant from the Philippines, who lived and farmed at Neely Mansion for more than 40 years. COURTESY PHOTO, Neely Mansion Association

Julie Acosta, a Neely Mansion Association board member, visits Neely Mansion and one of its vintage tractors. She is the daughter of Pete Acosta, an immigrant from the Philippines, who lived and farmed at Neely Mansion for more than 40 years. COURTESY PHOTO, Neely Mansion Association

Filipino Heritage Day comes to Neely Mansion on Aug. 24

Celebrating the Filipino-American arts, culture and people

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:21pm
  • News

The Neely Mansion Association presents Filipino Heritage Day at the historic homestead on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The event honors the local Filipino-American community, the Acosta family and farm workers who lived and farmed at Neely Mansion for more than 40 years.

The celebration of Filipino-American arts, culture and heritage is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road.

Guests include Dorothy Cordova, an award-winning author of Filipinos in Puget Sound, and artist/sculptor Noel Bautista, who will provide demonstrations and displays of his unique works of art. The Filipino-American Community of Puget Sound Dance Troupe will provide live music, vintage costume displays and dancing. Members of the Filipino American Military Retirees Association and a variety of vendors will be in attendance, with games, singing and other fun events.

Tour the historic Victorian Classic Revival farmhouse, gardens, vintage farm buildings and equipment and 1930s Japanese bathhouse.

All are welcome to the free event.

Learn more at neelymansion.org.


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Pete Acosta, an immigrant from the Philippines, lived and farmed at Neely Mansion for more than 40 years. COURTESY PHOTO, Neely Mansion Association

Pete Acosta, an immigrant from the Philippines, lived and farmed at Neely Mansion for more than 40 years. COURTESY PHOTO, Neely Mansion Association

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