José Gabriel da Costa Association
The José Gabriel da Costa Association (AJGC) is a non-profit organization created by the members of the Beneficent Spiritist Center União do Vegetal in order to preserve the life story and work of its founder. Headquartered in Porto Velho (RO), the main project of the AJGC is the construction of a memorial consisting of a replica of the house where Mestre Gabriel and his family lived in that city. The house was also the first headquarters of the União do Vegetal and its replica will be built on the same land on which the original was erected.
The José Gabriel da Costa Memorial will also feature a center for studies and research regarding the Vegetal (Hoasca tea); a meeting room; archives;; a library; and an auditorium for lectures, workshops, and viewing of videos related to the history of the UDV and Mestre Gabriel.
The memorial will be built in two parts, the first being a replica of the house where Mestre Gabriel and his family resided, and where the Headquarters of the UDV was located while he was incarnated. The second part is a museum building with rooms that will house the other uses and the materials of the collection and memorial.