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Mission

Our Mission

Our mission at House of Chamorros is to provide humanity cultural knowledge of the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands and to share our diversity with trust, understanding, and thoughtfulness.

The Chamorro People

The Chamorro people are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands.

The Chamorro people are commonly believed to have come from Southeast Asia at around 2000 BCE (Before Common Era – formerly known as BC). They were expert seafarers and skilled craftspeople familiar with intricate weaving and detailed pottery-making. The ancient Chamorros populated what is now known as the Mariana Islands.

Thousands of current-day Chamorros still call the Mariana Islands home. However, thousands more make the world their home. Chamorros live not only on the mainland United States but also in various countries, especially as so many Chamorros are stationed abroad in the U.S. military services.

500 Volunteers
7000 Supporter
100 Fundraising
600 Donors

Our Programs

COTTAGE HOSTING
  • All international cottages in Balboa Park are required to open on Sunday afternoons from 12pm to 4pm.
  • Recently, some Houses have opted to host on Saturday afternoons as well.
  • We promote cultural awareness, specifically, The Chamorro Culture.
EDUCATIONAL
  • Exhibits, Presentations and Workshops are held throughout the year at the cottage and other facilities in Balboa Park.
  • Geography, History, Language, Culture, Traditions, Legends, Storytelling, Dance Classes, Music Instrumentation Classes, Craftsman and Artesian Workshops. Film and Visual Arts Showings
LAWN PROGRAMS
  • These programs are held on the HPR Lawn Stage and features performances from various cultural organizations.
  • Showcase performances that express Chamorro Culture through song and dance.
  • Expose Chamorro performing arts on an international stage.
HPR QUEENS
  • An educational and cultural service organization for young women to represent their respective various cottages.
  • Scholarship opportunities for involvement from our youth acting as ambassadors of the Chamorro Culture.
ETHNIC FOOD FAIR
  • Held annually during Memorial Day weekend on the last week of May.
DECEMBER NIGHTS
  • Held annually during the first weekend of December