1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map


Folklore, history and life in the islands today are featured in attractions that range from elaborate panels of carved wood to programs of traditional Filipino dances. The main building, surrounded by a moat and reached by three bridges, is in the shape of a salakot, the familiar wide-brimmed, peaked sun hat worn throughout the Philippines. The building is decorated with many rare woods brought from the islands. On sale in another building are Philippine handicrafts.
* Admission: free.
* Dance programs are held frequently in the open-air theater. The show lasts about 40 minutes.
FROM MYTHS TO HISTORY. Twelve large, intricately carved panels, designed by the well-known Philippine artist Carlos V. Francisco, depict the story of the islands, starting with the legendary discovery in a bamboo tree of the first Filipinos and concluding with the growth of the independent Republic following World War II.
DANCING STUDENTS. In a 500-seat open-air theater, young Filipinos present a program of dances - among them the Tinikling (bamboo dance), Itik-itik )duck dance) and Pandango Sa Ilaw (dance of lights).
PROGRESS MART. On the second floor of the main building is an exhibit showing the advances of Philippine industry and some of the cultural activities found on the islands; in a long shed, various products of the Philippines are exhibited and on sale. They include wood carvings, shells, tobaccos, bamboo chairs, swagger sticks, shirts and lace.


Folk dance, music and wood carvings illustrate the history and culture of this island republic.

The pavilion, built in the shape of a salakot -- the wide-brimmed sun hat worn throughout the islands -- is surrounded by a moat spanned by three bridges.

HISTORY. Twelve large, intricately carved panels by Carlos V. Francisco depict Philippine history from its legendary origins to the growth of the independent republic after World War II.
DANCING. Young Filipinos perform folk dances in an open-air theater.
PROGRESS MART. Philippine industrial advances and cultural achievements are displayed on the second floor of the pavilion. In a shop, Filipino handicrafts are for sale.

Admission: free.