• Collections,  Mini Exhibit

    Thank you everyone for the metadata!

    The Panama Canal Society Reunion was a blast! Thank you to everyone who visited our table, explored the exhibit, and participated in the Sensing the Libraries audio experiment. A very special thank you to all who contributed metadata to identify people in the photographs, I look forward to adding the information to our digital collection and database. These interactive labels were a great way to collect information. After cross-referencing some yearbooks, and with the help of Joe Wood’s incredible memory, it was determined that the actual date of the photograph was 1955, in which the names match the same placement of the players. Everyone in this community is very important in contributing…

  • Canal Zone Schools,  Mini Exhibit,  Object of the Day

    Cheering for the Team

    Yet another great sports find! This Cristobal High School cheerleader uniform’s colors are still so vivid. We have some digitized cheers from Balboa High School, what would CHS game attendees cheer back? Cristobal High School Cheer Uniform, 2011.999.285, Panama Canal Museum Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.  

  • Canal Zone Schools,  Mini Exhibit,  Object of the Day

    Physical Education Rompers

    Does this familiar attire bring back memories of Canal Zone P.E. class? After speaking with some members of the Friends of the PCMC, rompers seem to be making a comeback—-in male fashion! Would you wear one again? Thanks Peggy Huff for the hilarious article link! The Male Romper Has Come to Claim Your Masculinity. Enjoy It.  

  • Mini Exhibit

    Are You Game?: A Mini Exhibit

    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 (ufdc.ufl.edu/pcm) will be accompanied by quotes from the Zonian community. These firsthand accounts were obtained from the Panama and the Canal Oral History Project (ufdc.ufl.edu/ohpcm) 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…