Do You Recognize These Housing Plates?

We need your help understanding these plates from the Paraiso Housing Office. What was their function? What do S/R, M/R, and M/T stand for? Were the holes used to hold keys? Would something… Continue reading

Can You Identify These Locations? Part II

Because of a lack of information about these photographs, they are currently housed in folders labeled “Unknown” – please help the collection by providing the information necessary to move these photos to their… Continue reading

Planning a CZ Wedding

In a recent oral history interview conducted by the PCMC, a Zonian expressed her unique experience of planning a wedding in the Canal Zone – buying a dress in Panama, ordering invitations from… Continue reading

Dating in the Canal Zone

Balboa High School students, date unknown. To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, we would love to hear your recollections about dating life in the Canal Zone. What locations were particularly popular for… Continue reading

2020 Spring Luncheon and Exhibition

The annual Spring luncheon and joint meeting of the Friends of the Panama Canal Museum Collection and the Panama Canal Society will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, in the Smathers Library Building… Continue reading

Can You Identify These Locations?

Happy 2020, PCMC members! We need your help identifying the locations photographed below. Do you know what these buildings are, where they were located, and/or the approximate date these photographs were taken? 1.… Continue reading

Happy Holidays from the PCMC!

‘Tis the season for sending and receiving holiday cards! Please enjoy these cards from the Atlantic Lock Employees Association. What do you remember most about the holiday season in the Canal Zone?

Can You Identify this Event?

We need your help gathering information about these photographs! Can you identify this event, including its date and location? Do you recognize anyone pictured?

Happy Veterans Day from PCMC

This Monday, the U.S. honored those who have served in the military. Below are photographs from the collection of servicemen from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. How did the Canal Zone celebrate… Continue reading

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the PCMC! To celebrate, here is a photograph of a Halloween party in Gatun, taken in 1922. What was celebrating Halloween like in the Canal Zone? Do you remember any… Continue reading