Above is a 1980s photo of Pete Acosta, an immigrant from the Philippines, who lived and farmed at Neely Mansion for over 40 years. Below is a recent photo of Pete’s daughter, Julie, a Neely Mansion Association Board Member. Contributed photos

Above is a 1980s photo of Pete Acosta, an immigrant from the Philippines, who lived and farmed at Neely Mansion for over 40 years. Below is a recent photo of Pete’s daughter, Julie, a Neely Mansion Association Board Member. Contributed photos

Local historical society celebrates Filipino heritage

The event is this weekend, Aug. 24, from 11 to 4 p.m.

Auburn’s Neely Mansion is celebrating Filipino Heritage Day at the famous historical building on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The event, sponsored by the Filipino American Community of Algona, King County, King County’s 4Culture, and the Neely Mansion Association will last from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Executive director of the Filipino American National Historical Society Dorothy Cordova, author of “Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans” and “Filipinos in Puget Sound,” will be in attendance, as well as artist Noel Bautista and members of the Filipino American Retirees Association.

There will also be dancing with the Filipino American Community of Puget Sound, as well as sining, games, and vintage costumes, plus a catered lunch.

And, of course, there’s a chance to tour the renowned mansion and 1930s-era Japanese bath house.

Neely Mansion is located at 12303 S.E. Auburn Black Diamond Road, Auburn, WA, 98092. There is parking at the Highway 18 Park and Ride, where a free shuttle will transport people to the event.

More in News

Enumclaw mayor elected to Sound Cities Association board of directors

Jan Molinaro now represents the cities of Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Pacific, Algona, and Milton in the county-wide organization.

Enumclaw, White River pushing school levies

EHS wants to renew its tech levy, while WRHS’ levy is the same one that voters declined in the last general election.

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Jan. 1 – 9

Unauthorized stickers removed, women threatened at a party, and a suspicious package delivery.

St. Elizabeth nurses sign new contract with CHI Franciscan

The new agreement helps ensure safe staffing levels and increases in pay.

Enumclaw’s stormwater rate increased

Other utility rates — garbage, water, natural gas — are holding steady.

In November 2019, Washington voters approved Initiative 976, which calls for $30 car tabs. Sound Publishing file photo
Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup

Lawmakers sponsor companion bills in the House and Senate.

King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines

Transportation generates nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

Plenty of road projects on Enumclaw’s 2020 calendar

Many busy streets will have least a little work done on them, so start planning your alternate routes now.

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Office of the Governor)
Gov. Inslee delivers State of the State Address

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee stood… Continue reading

Most Read