Lecture: BENEATH THE BANYAN TREE: My Family Chronicles by Cornelia Lichauco Fung

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

Cornelia (Nelly) Lichauco's book Beneath The Banyan Tree is a labor of incredible love in chronicling not only the history of her family, but also that of the Philippines. After all, very few can boast of credentials such as a grandfather, Faustino Lichauco, being the financial backer and supporter of Emilio Aguinaldo when they were plotting their return from Hong Kong in 1898 to set up a revolutionary government. Nelly's own father, Marcial inspired by his own father and the times would be a staunch nationalist and the author of a book Conquest of the Philippines, that would help in attaining eventual independence for the country. 

Nelly will talk on how she gathered documents and photos in their family possession and connect it to our country's history. It will be very fascinating for those who have been meaning to write about their own family histories as well.

The talk is free and seats are limited. To reserve a seat please call Tel. 631-1231 ext 228