Mission Statement

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.

We steadfastly support all our fellow Portuguese-American organizations. At the PHC, we are proudly preserving the rich culture and traditions of our Portuguese heritage.