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.

Silvia del C Lezcano Bolet

General Information
Current Name
Silvia Covas
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Silvia del C Lezcano Bolet
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Monday, September 18, 1961
Relocated To
Denver, CO
Stayed With
Queen of Heaven Orphanage

Silvia del C's Story

My twin sister Isa and I came to the US in Sept. 1961 after just turning 12 years of age. We stayed at the Kendall camp for 8 days and were sent to the Queen of Heaven Orphanage in Denver, CO. were w...

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Hi Silvia ... Amazing, all those years and we never knew about this important transition in our lives. For me, it took a very long time to be able to talk about it without getting emotional so I always kept it pretty private. Glad to hear that retirement is going well; as you can imagine things are pretty crazy! My love to the kids and a big BESITO to one of the nicest person I met at FIU. Now we have yet another connection, we are Pedro Pan SISTERS!

Message by Marta Vazquez-Syms Toledo | Jun 3rd 2009

Your Tia Isabel has my phone # which I'd rathere not put here. Mami has libed with me for 2 1/2 years. Besos to all!

Message by Ana Isabel Alvarez Saiz | May 31st 2009

Mi prima, cuanto tiempo hace que no se de ustedes. My story is here too. Espero todos esten bien.

Message by Ana Isabel Alvarez Saiz | May 27th 2009

Hola Silvi: I still remember the day you and Isa left, I was debastated, I did miss you both a lot. I did ot see you guys again until your parents came over. Love you always Zaidita.

Message by Zaida Travieso Gonzalez | May 18th 2009

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