Tunaman’s Memorial

Shelter Island
San Diego, California

Tuna Fishing Industry Monument

Only 40 spaces left to engrave your loved one on our Tuna Fishing Industry Monument!  If you are interested in honoring those that gave and are still giving their livelihood to the tuna fishing industry please see the application for criteria and questionnaire.

A selected number of names left will be available to purchase for inscribing as well as floor pavers. A criteria is required as well as a history questionnaire form to qualify. Please see application for criteria and questionnaire.

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Now accepting 2019 SCHOLARSHIP Applications!

“An investment in knowledge
always pays the best interest.”
― Benjamin Franklin

The Portuguese Historical Center is pleased to announce the award of three (3) academic scholarships in 2019.  The Scholarship Fund is supported by the generous donations from the Captain John Gomes Rebelo Memorial Scholarship Fund and Manuel G. Balelo & Norine Marroquin Memorial Scholarship Fund

For more information/applications, CLICK HERE.

Events! Events! Events!

The PHC is hosting and supporting many wonderful events and activities in the upcoming months.  Portuguese Heritage Nights with the LA Galaxy and San Diego Padres, our annual Tunaman’s Memorial Mass & Ceremony, the 54th Annual Congress of History Conference, and the 109th UPSES Festa do Espírito Santo!   There is something for everyone! 

Don’t miss out!  Tickets are available NOW. 

View our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more details!

Tunaman’s Ball and Recognition Dinner

3The 2018 Tunaman’s Ball and Recognition Dinner was a huge success!  Congratulations to the Honorees!

To view pictures CLICK HERE!

Become a Member

The Portuguese Historical Center (PHC) was founded to encourage civic and community involvement in the preservation of Portuguese culture, folklore, and history through:

  • Portuguese Language preservation
  • Continuing education through the PHC’s quarterly Newsletter.
  • Preservation of artifacts, including the Gann photo collection and artifacts from Tuna Hall of Progress and others.
  • Honoring and maintaining the Tunaman’s Memorial on Shelter Island.
  • Honoring our outstanding community leaders and organizations with ongoing displays and presentations.
  • Archiving the many accomplishments of the Portuguese organizations, both locally and worldwide.

Become a Member …CLICK HERE!

Be a Sponsor

The Portuguese Historical Center (PHC) strives to make the Portuguese museum bigger and better. Like most organizations, without the generous monetary donations from the community, the PHC cannot accomplish its goals. Please consider becoming a SPONSOR to help us maintain and improve our Portuguese museum.  Click on the link below for the application, or contact us if you have questions.

BECOME A SPONSOR/MEMBER TODAY!
CLICK HERE!

Tuna Fishing Industry Monument

We have broken ground on our Tuna Fishing Industry Monument!  Please come and see how beautiful it is!  If you are interested in honoring those that gave, and are still giving, their livelihood to the tuna fishing industry please see the application for criteria and questionnaire.

A selected number of names will be available to purchase for inscribing as well as floor pavers. A criteria is required as well as a history questionnaire form to qualify. Please see application for criteria and questionnaire.

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