Message from Pedro Pan Eloísa Echazábal. Below the link to the Miami Dade College announcement dated July 8th regarding the upcoming Freedom Tower exhibit about the Cuban exile experience. This exhibit will be launched in mid-September. The first exile focus will be on the Pedro Pan exodus. Most of us who reunited with our parents in Miami remember visiting the Freedom Tower for the services the U.S. government made available to the newly arriving Cuban exiles. The Pedro Pan exhibit will last about two years. Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company invited me to collaborate with them when the plans were first developed about two years ago, and I was ecstatic with the opportunity. Also collaborating with their memorabilia and photos are Operation Pedro Pan Group Inc.organization, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection and Florida International University Libraries. As soon as the next official announcement comes out, I will forward. In the meantime, I would like to let you know that a "collecting day" is being planned for Saturday, July 26th, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Freedom Tower. This is the day when Pedro Pans will have the opportunity to bring memorabilia regarding our Pedro Pan days to be loaned to the exhibit. Required receipts and documentation will be available there. Courtesy parking on the open lot across the street south of the Tower. Entrance on N.E. 5th street. Just let the attendant know you are coming to the Tower to bring your items. This is a great opportunity to showcase our experience. Again, as additional announcements are released, I'll forward.

Jose R Coto Gonzalez

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Current Name
Jose R Coto Gonzalez
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Jose R Coto Gonzalez
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Saturday, May 26, 1962
Relocated To
CWB Florida City
Stayed With
La Familia Balsa

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I came in May 26 1962 stayed in Florida City for about 5 Months ,then 15 total children some young adults and I were sent to Buffalo N.Y at a location called Piarist Fathers Old Lake Shore Rd, Buffal...

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Hola Jose, leo que vivistes en Tarrytown, yo pasaba parte del verano alli, mis Tios que vivian en Fort Lee nos traian del colegio que yo estaba cerca de Niagara Falls a pasar las vacaciones con ellos y como en Tarrytown habian familias de Tuinucu nos dejaban pasarnos tiempo con ellos, tengo muy buenos recuerdos de Tarrytown. Recuerdos de una hermana Pedro Pan

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