SAUSALITO PORTUGUESE HERITAGE WALKING TOUR
A Presentation by Mike Moyle
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: Reception (No-Host Bar) 6:00pm/ Talk Begins at 7:00pm
Place: IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Hall, 511 Caledonia Street
By the late 1800’s, individuals of Portuguese descent made up an estimated 30% of Sausalito’s total population. Portuguese, the majority of them from the Azores, initially came here on whaling ships. Subsequent immigrants followed, finding work in a wide range of Sausalito’s businesses, and on the numerous dairy farms in Southern Marin that supplied milk and other dairy products to San Francisco. In 1888, five years before Sausalito was incorporated, a group of Portuguese-Americans established a social and cultural organization here in Sausalito named the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Hall which has been active in the community ever since.
Last year the Sausalito Historical Society and the Sausalito Portuguese Hall collaborated to create a self-guided walking tour through Sausalito and the surrounding area. The tour features 33 locations highlighting Sausalito’s long Portuguese-American history. A free Guidebook for the tour may be downloaded without charge on the History page of the Hall’s website (www.idesst.org), or printed copies may be ordered from Joanne’s Print Shop in Sausalito ((415) 332-1344).
The Guidebook was largely the work of long-time Sausalito resident Mike Moyle, who is a member of both the Society and the Hall. Mike will be speaking about the project and the history that it reflects. We hope you will join us.
Sausalito Portuguese Hall 511 Caledonia Street, Sausalito
Celebrating Portuguese Heritage, Culture & Pride for over 125 Years