Object of the Day: Ashtray, c. 1930

I am so amused with this ashtray; I have never seen one like it! It was recovered by Bill Badders from the bottom of Gatun Lake in the early 1930s. The underside is… Continue reading

Item of the Week: Abou Saad Shrine Fez

We are finding some interesting items as we rehouse the collection, including this Greeter Shrine Fez from the Abou Saad Temple. Was anyone a member of this group? What was your experience like?

Thank you everyone for the metadata!

The Panama Canal Society Reunion was a blast! Thank you to everyone who visited our table, explored the exhibit, and participated in the Sensing the Libraries audio experiment. A very special thank you to all… Continue reading

Are You Game? At the Panama Canal Society Reunion

I love being in exhibit halls before they open. If you are currently here in Orlando, come check out the Panama Canal Museum Collection exhibit Are You Game? before we pack up on Sunday. There… Continue reading

Cheering for the Team

Yet another great sports find! This Cristobal High School cheerleader uniform’s colors are still so vivid. We have some digitized cheers from Balboa High School, what would CHS game attendees cheer back? Cristobal… Continue reading

Physical Education Rompers

Does this familiar attire bring back memories of Canal Zone P.E. class? After speaking with some members of the Friends of the PCMC, rompers seem to be making a comeback—-in male fashion! Would you… Continue reading

Are You Game?: A Mini Exhibit

The Panama Canal Museum Collection team will be coming to the Panama Canal Society Reunion in July in Orlando and we hope to see you there! We will be presenting the mini exhibit, Are… Continue reading

Updates and Introductions

Hello all! I’m Liz Bouton and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have been working with the Panama Canal Museum Collection since August 2016, and curated the Between Two… Continue reading

Thank you, Co-Curators!

Yesterday, we began installing your new exhibit, Camping in the Jungle: Stories of Scouting in the Panama Canal Zone and expect to add the finishing touches by the end of this week! Stay tuned… Continue reading

Order of the Spirit of Good Deeds

We are getting close to installing the Scouting exhibit!  But we are still trying to fill in some gaps with your wonderful memories and stories. Today, we hope you can share some information… Continue reading