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Friday, February 3, 2012

"Legacy of Azorean Whalers" Presented by PALCUS (Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States)

Not to be missed, make sure that you enter these dates on your calendars.
San Diego had an especially important participation in shore whaling in California, as chronicled in the book The Portuguese Shore Whalers of California 1854-1904 by David E. Bertão and published by Portuguese Heritage Publications of California and available at

PALCUS is proud to invite you to a series of events in California to view the traveling exhibit "Legacy of Azorean Whalers"

TRANSCENDING AN OCEAN AND NATIONAL BORDERS, a cultural bond was established by whalers centuries ago. A bridge of whale ships linked the nine islands to the continen­tal United States. This traveling exhibit introduces a larger, permanent exhibition at the New Bedford Whaling Museum designed to honor this legacy. The Azorean Whaleman Gallery chronicles the global contributions and impact of the Portu­guese speaking world on American maritime history.

Exhibits and Receptions at all locations are Free to all attendees.

San Diego
February 23 - 25, 2012
Point Loma Library, Hervey Branch
3701 Voltaire Street
San Diego, CA 92107

Exhibit opens at 12:00pm on Thursday the 23rd, and will remain open until Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 2:00pm.

A reception will be held on Saturday from noon till 2:00pm at the library's Community room. Guest speakers include James Russell, President of the New Bedford Whaling Museum and Dr. Filipe Porteiro from the University of the Azores.

February 29 - March 1, 2012
CSU Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, California 95382

Details on reception TBD.

San Jose
March 3 - 4, 2012
Portuguese Heritage Museum
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112-2599


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