Presented to celebrate the cultural and ethnic heritage of Gloucester’s neighborhoods, this program was held at the Cape Ann Museum in collaboration with the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library to highlight the area known as Portuguese Hill. Six guest panelists representing several multi-generational families of this neighborhood take turns speaking about the churches, commercial endeavors, holiday gatherings, and other activities that created such a close-knit a community. This is a lively and entertaining event with many audience members chiming into the conversation as well as to share memories and a laugh about bygone times.
Subject List: David Rose; Portuguese Hill; David Sears (1936-2013); Our Lady of Good Voyage Church; Raphael Oliver Sr.; Queen Isabella of Portugal; Dorothy “Dottie” Martins; The Crowning Ceremony; A. Mildred “Millie” Ball; D.E.S. Portuguese American Club; Theresa Wonson; A. Piatt Andrew; Bob Quinn; Highliner; Mary Weissblum; Martha Oaks.