Christmas at the Tunaman’s Memorial

The PHC is hosting our 2nd Annual Christmas at the Tunaman’s Memorial. This celebration is open to everyone, and begins now until Christmas day. We only ask that you donate a poinsettia plant to decorate the Memorial. Simply take your plant to the Memorial and place it where you wish. This is a wonderful way to honor those who have lost their lives in the pursuit of tuna fishing. May God bless them and their beautiful families.

Become a Member

PHC Membership Drive – 2020!

Renew your membership or join for the first time…CLICK HERE!

Member benefits include: email updates of PHC events, quarterly/triannual newsletter, information on special events and fundraisers, discounts on events, etc.

The Portuguese Historical Center (PHC) was founded in 1977 to encourage civic and community involvement in the preservation of Portuguese culture, folklore, and history by:

  • Supporting Portuguese Language preservation
  • Hosting continuing education and community events
  • Preserving artifacts from the Gann photo collection, 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

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.


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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