Be a part of our 2019 exhibition

We are calling for stories to include in our 2019 exhibition at the Albert H. Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery at the University of Florida. 2019 marks the anniversary of many major events that took place in and around the Canal Zone, so the exhibition will consist of images and objects relating to these events as well as oral histories. By sharing your story, you can help this exhibit come alive for the many guests that will visit it.

We are looking for stories related to these topics:

  • 1964 Flag Riots
  • End of the Canal Zone
  • Operation Just Cause
  • Transfer of the Canal to the Republic of Panama
  • Torrijos-Carter Treaties

If you would like to submit your story, please contact Liz Bouton at dizliz@ufl.edu or 352-273-2685.

Jimmy Carter and General Omar Torrijos shake hands after signing the Panama Canal Treaty. Courtesy of National Archives Catalog.

One Comment

  • Dale Dodson

    I was at fort Clayton on the Pacific side when Jimmy Carter landed in marine one. I also remember when they lowered the American flag at Ancon and raised the Panamanian flag that was so big it had to be repaired regularly. I think it was 1978.I lived in Balboa.

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