“Walking on Water” in the Panama Canal

Another day, another interesting item found in the Panama Canal Museum Collection! We came across these photos, as well as newspaper clippings, which revealed to us the story of Walter Robinson “walking on… Continue reading

Updates and Introductions: Lynea Wilson

Hello! My name is Lynea Wilson and this is my first semester working with the Panama Canal Museum Collection. I am currently helping to prepare the upcoming exhibition all about food in the… Continue reading

From the Stacks: USS Utah Scrapbook

Those working with the rehousing project of PCMC come across some interesting items! Recently, we rehoused a scrapbook of the USS Utah passing through the Canal in 1923. Included are picture postcards of… Continue reading

Cookbook of Panama Canal Zone Cuisine Wins Award

Opening the Gates to Canal Cuisine, a cookbook created by the Panama Canal Museum with the help of many volunteers and published with the Library Press @ UF and the George A. Smathers… Continue reading

Updates and Introductions: Coral Dixon

Hello, everyone! My name is Coral Dixon and I’m so excited to join the PCMC team! I am a UF Museum Studies MA graduate student, concentrating in Communications and Public Engagement. I look forward to… Continue reading

Johnny Mazetti (or Marzetti??)

Popular dishes come with a multitude of variations, and I have come across many recipes for Johnny Ma(r)zetti, even how the name is spelled! They seem similar enough, but there is some distinction… Continue reading

Holidays in the Zone

Hello all, I hope everyone has had a great start to the holiday season. We are at the planning stage for the upcoming exhibit about food in the Canal Zone, and we still… Continue reading

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