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The Monthly Newsletter of PALCUS  
INVITATION: Traveling Exhibit on Azorean Shore Whalers      




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


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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.   


For more information, contact Therese Garces at Theresegarces@att.net  



February 29 - March 1, 2012

CSU Stanislaus

Vasche Library, second floor foyer

One University Circle
Turlock, California 95382


A reception will be held on February 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the second floor foyer of the Vasche Library. There is free parking is available for this event. Refreshments will be served.


For more information, contact Elmano Costa, 209-667-3638 or ecosta@csustan.edu


San Jose

March 3 - 4, 2012

History Park San Jose

Pacific Hotel

1650 Senter Road

San Jose, CA 95112-2599


The Exhibit will open at noon on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, closing at 4:00 PM each day. A reception and presentation will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday. Refreshments will be served.


There is free admission to the Park and Exhibits. The Park pedestrian entrance and the City Paid Parking lot ($6.00) are on Phelan Ave.


For more information on the San Jose event, please contact Al Dutra 650 575 9951 or Aldutra@aol.com

New Bedford Azorean Shore Whalers 


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PALCUS Mission

In order to create a singular voice to advocate  for the Portuguese American and Luso-American communities at large, the Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States Inc. (PALCUS) was founded in 1991  as a 501 © 3 non partisan, non profit, organization headquartered in Washington D.C.
The PALCUS mission is to address domestic and international concerns of the  Portuguese American Community.
The Council conducts an expanding program of educational and public affairs activities on issues of interest to the Portuguese American community and of salience to the Luso-American Relationship.
PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United States. In this role PALCUS advance the community professionally, politically and culturally while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our community are addressed through our network of government and community leaders.

PALCUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  Donations are tax deductible to extent allowed by law.