Campfire Tales from Co-Curators

Hello Co-Curators! It’s time to gather ’round the campfire! We still need to collect some additional stories for the scouting exhibit, which will be installed very soon.  We have lots of wonderful objects, including… Continue reading

Laying it Out

Just a preview… We have reserved the prominently located Lobby Gallery cases on the first floor of the Smathers Library for our exhibit– and now that we know the dimensions of our space, we are… Continue reading

Only in the Canal Zone: Share your unique scouting experience

Hello again, Co-Curators! We have so enjoyed hearing your scout stories, reminiscing about camping, hiking, and badges! But we also know that living in the Panama Canal Zone was an especially unique experience,… Continue reading

Curators and Cookies

Good morning and Happy Monday, Co-Curators! Things are moving right along with the Scouting exhibit, which is exciting.  We have found a few Girl Scout items in the collection, which got us thinking…… Continue reading

Attention Co-Curators: Boy Scout Photos

Good Morning Curators! For your second assignment, we would like you to take a look at these images and see what memories they spark about your time as a Boy Scout in the Canal Zone.… Continue reading

Co-Curators Wanted

As you all know, the Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida captures many aspects of life and work in the Canal Zone, from construction and maintenance to leisure and culture.… Continue reading

Florence Neville Miller at Lock

Florence and her family visited many sites of the Canal during the construction era. As she looks off into the distance, what do you think Florence and her family were thinking about when… Continue reading

Parade Colon 1952

The object record indicates that this photograph was taken on Memorial Day in 1952. Is this how you remember the Memorial Day parades?  What are your specific memories of celebrating Memorial Day in Panama… Continue reading

Supply Department

We know this photograph was taken in the 1950s. Did you or someone you knew work for the supply department?  Can you help us identify anyone in this photograph? If so, please be… Continue reading

Operation Just Cause

We have a collection of photographs depicting some scenes from Operation Just Cause. Where were you when the operation started?  What are your personal memories of that time?  What do you want others to… Continue reading