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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NEW Events for 2020!

The PHC is hosting and supporting wonderful events and activities in the new year.

La Playa Trail – Lecture Series

Congress of History / Co-sponsored by the PHC

Annual Tunaman’s Memorial

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Azorean Genealogy Workshops  **NEW** 

Don’t miss out!  
View our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more details

Now accepting 2020 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 2020.  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

Become a Member

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.

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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