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.

Eloísa Echazábal Pi

General Information
Current Name
Eloisa Echazabal
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Eloísa Echazábal Pi
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Wednesday, September 6, 1961
Relocated To
Kendall Camp and Buffalo, NY
Haiti Pedro Pan
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Status update | Aug 28th 2011

Gracias, Eloisa!! My foster family and I are still very close. We see them every two years for Thanksgiving, we will be there this year. They had 5 small boys under the age of 8 when I lived with them. Those boys now are grown men with families of their own and they consider me a "big sister"...

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Status update | Jun 16th 2011

Eloísa says: Smithsonian Institution wishes to collect Pedro Pan history...Stay tuned...Additional information will follow soon.

Status update | Jun 7th 2011


Message by JESUS CASTAÑO | Jun 2nd 2011

Eloisa, Thank you for your help, I don't think it's he size of the picture but something wrong with the site. I was also with Mr Mrs. Porto in Florida City/Homestead after I was transfer there from Kendall, I turned 13 there...Do you remember their daughter?? She loved to dance to Chubby Checker music, "The Peppermint Twist" etc. I was in the camps for 6 months and than lived in a foster home in Evansville Indiana for over 4 years

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