Object of the Day: Employee ID Card

We are well underway with our archival rehousing efforts, and I enjoy coming across some entertaining items. Here is an identification card for Theodore P. McGann, providing an interesting method of identifying him:… Continue reading

Plátanos Al Queso

This recipe looks so delicious! What is your favorite way to eat plantains, and where would you go to find those in the Zone? A restaurant, a friend’s house, or your own recipe?… Continue reading

Good Eats in Panama City

Belvedere, Club Panama, la Pampa. Do you recognize any of these restaurants from Panama City? A Zonian community member has provided the UF team with a booklet filled with advertisements and descriptions of… Continue reading

Cruising the Canal, Save the Date!

Two upcoming opportunities to join Fundraising Cruises with Friends of the PCMC: February 17-25, 2018 and February 28-March 11, 2018. For more information, see the Cruises Flyer.

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