Are You Game?: A Mini Exhibit

Summer Archery

Balboa Playground Summer Archery, Age 8-11, 1950.

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 You Game? on sports and recreation in the Canal Zone. Photographs from the digital collection ( will be accompanied by quotes from the Zonian community. These firsthand accounts were obtained from the Panama and the Canal Oral History Project ( as well as from this blog. The UF team is pumped to attend the reunion and hear your sports related stories. Look forward to seeing the 1938 Paramount Pictures short film Red, White and Blue Champions which captures the mind-boggling dives performed by the Canal Zone youth. Did any of you participate in this troupe or take a dip in the Canal? We would love to hear about it!