Carnaval in the Canal Zone

Recently, we came across a collection of photos from Balboa in February 1958 as Carnaval (also spelled Carnival) celebrations were underway. Carnaval is still one of the most anticipated holidays in Panama and… Continue reading

Updates and Introductions: Lauren O’Neill

Greetings! My name is Lauren O’Neill and I have been working with the Panama Canal Museum Collection since August 2017. My first foray into the collections was helping to create a digital exhibition on Scouting in… Continue reading

Panama Canal Zone Test Kitchen

The team of PCMC interns tested their cooking skills with recipes from a cookbook loaned to us by Edna Ridgby. Stuffed yucca, fried plantains, sweet plantains, and arroz con piña were all on… Continue reading

Camping in the Jungle Online Exhibit

One of the PCMC interns, Lauren O’Neill, created an online exhibit based on a past physical exhibit titled Camping in the Jungle: Scouting Stories from the Panama Canal Zone. This exhibit delves into… Continue reading

From the Stacks: Sophia Loren visits the Panama Canal in 1980

As we continue to re-process the collections, we continually come across fascinating objects and images. Check out these photographs we found commemorating Sophia Loren’s visit to the Panama Canal in 1980! The Italian… Continue reading

“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