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Q: What day(s) is the PHC open?

A: The PHC is open on SATURDAYS between 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 3:00 p.m.  The PHC Museum follows all COVID-19 Guidelines.  We are also available by appointment.  To request an appointment, please email [email protected].

Q: Is there a boutique at the PHC?

A: The PHC currently has a great collection of items for sale including: Portuguese soccer T-shirts, jerseys, scarfs, and other sports memorabilia. We also carry a varied collection of Portuguese books, DVD’s, and coffee mugs. Our jewelry collection has a beautiful assortment of crown pins, bracelets, necklaces, and watches. We do not sell food items in our boutique.  However, our UPSES Portuguese Market (located across the street at the UPSES Hall) has a great selection of Portuguese food items to choose from.

Q: Does the PHC offer Portuguese Language Classes?

A: The PHC offers PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE CLASSES throughout the year.  For more details, contact: [email protected].

Q: When is the UPSES Festa?

A: The 2023 UPSES Festa will be held on May 28, 2023. Check back for more details celebrating our 113th UPSES Festa.

Q: When is the Tunaman’s Memorial?

A: The Tunaman’s Memorial – Service of Remembrance Mass & Ceremony – is typically held in the early spring. The event includes a Mass at St. Agnes Church, immediately followed by a procession to the memorial on Shelter Island.

Q: When is the Tunaman’s Ball & Recognition Dinner?

A: The Portuguese Historical Center is honored to continue the celebration of our fishermen and outstanding community members.  Our next event will be held November 9, 2022 at the Prado, Balboa Park. View our CALENDAR OF EVENTS page for more details.

Q: How often do you conduct the” ROSEVILLE & TUNAVILLE” Walking Tour? How long does the tour last?

A: Our Walking Tours are typically held two times a year. This is a very informative tour and involves many knowledgeable speakers that have lived and worked in the Portuguese community. The tour is about five hours.