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.

Emelina C Garcia Delgado

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Current Name
Emelina C Garcia Delgado
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Emelina C Garcia Delgado
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Thursday, January 18, 1962
Relocated To
CWB Florida City

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When I arrived in Miami I was taken to a fence girls camp. I believe was in Homestead. I lived there for a few months with a couple and about 8 to 10 kids in the house were we really only slept there...

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Hola Mercy Tu también viniste por los vuelos de Peter Pan. De ti si me acuerdo mucho pero no del campamento. Te veo en FB. Cariños Mely

Message by Emelina C Garcia Delgado | Jan 30th 2013

Welcome to this site, Emelina! It was very nice reading your story. Now we look forward to your photos. Do you have any from your Florida City days?

Message by Eloisa Echazabal | Feb 4th 2010

Hi Emelina, Welcome to the Pedro Pan site. The girls’ camp was Florida City, and it was fenced in, just as you remember it. It was in the city of Florida City which is next to the city of Homestead. You will find plenty of Cubans on this site, but I must warn you... don't believe everything that you read because we tend to be rather playful.

Message by Carmen Valdivia | Feb 3rd 2010

El campamento de Florida city, there was ONLY ONE girls CAMP!!!

Message by Ileana Arriola (Minico) | Feb 3rd 2010

Emelina C says: I would like to get in contact with the any girl from Homestead or what it Kendall? What was the name of the girls'camp?

Status update | Feb 3rd 2010

Yes Emelinita I remember when you lived with your sister and brother-in-law. i have loving memories of the times we spend together. I your brother-in-law cousin Mercy

Message by Mercedes I Mena Quintana | Jun 18th 2009

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