Ten-Year Report 1998-2008

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Ten-Year Report 1998-2008
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Publisher:
Panama Canal Museum
Place of Publication:
Seminole, Fla.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Canal Zone   ( history )
Panama Canal (Panama)   ( history )
Panama Canal Museum (Seminole, Fla.)   ( ten-year report )
Genre:
Book

Notes

General Note:
Panama Canal Museum

Record Information

Source Institution:
Panama Canal Museum
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00016901:00001


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text






TE


-YEAR R


RT 1998-2008


/it


- f-
a-m
-*m '-i ;


PANAMA CANAL

MUSEUM
Dedicated to preserving the history
of the United States in Panama
7- 7*" 7 *


r _


I 4 l. 4


*-1 '..* --,


rZh


- .. -


r-, A i


4-


*^,. .'
4-^ "
_'-i _
---


..........





MB^-ife' v ^~ ^ :.- -
-. ..-



p '^W v?', .- -- -.'.--. .*'.
,' ".- --B -. -,.: .. .._-' _' "*
.. ... .. ._-.
..- ^ ---4
,- ,, -.11,.

r .: ~ ~ --. --
,0 : .o -


. Aft.
? ;;

's^^^
'^*-4^^
* 's


-, ,;t L,. c* '

S.. .. -
0.*



r I -q .. _: :

-h. : .
"" : -,'.--


At>~



~, r- .---.:
-
;;yn_-ii. :-.
Y .. :

+~"
,.". -
., ~ ~ ~ i) .-.:. ":..:.-_.;'?


/


r


O


rOPP


1!"~"


Ir i
riB~nl:,


a- C :


I

St


n'4,


I,
S. a


*c
A


A
a\


ia.
.I


aiffftf~lf


';%_~- "
I-











Page
3 Message from the President on the Tenth Anniversary of the Museum
4 Historical Sketch A Ten-Year Synopsis
5 Highlights of the Museum's First Ten Years of Operation
7 Panama Canal Museum Activities
8 Panama Canal Museum Annual Luncheons
9 Yearly Income
Yearly Expenses
10 Panama Canal Museum Annual Dues
Panama Canal Museum Annual Dues and Donations
11 Store Revenues
Silent Auction Revenues
12 Major Donations by Year
13 Memberships
14 Research: Number of People Served
Programs and Educational Outreach: Number of People Served
15 Grants Received
Items in Museum Collection
16 Trustees and Advisors

MISSION

The mission of the Panama Canal Museum is to document, interpret and articulate the role played
by the United States in the history of Panama, with emphasis on the construction, operation,
maintenance and defense of the Panama Canal and the contributions to its success by peoples of
all nationalities.

VISION

To achieve national and international recognition as the foremost repository of historical infor-
mation uniquely dedicated to documentation of the United States' participation in the history of
Panama.












In 2008 the Panama Canal Museum celebrated its tenth anniversary. While we struggled
times during those ten years, trying to find our identity and raise funds, we experienced ove
steady growth in membership and donations and have continued to add significantly to c
collection. This ten-year report captures the highlights of our operations over those years a
tracks a number of benchmarks that we consider critical to our success.

In compiling this report, we came to the realization that a great deal has been accomplished
a relatively short time. We feel that we have provided a valuable service to so many people ir
number of ways with our many exhibits covering Canal Zone and Panama life; our special fu
tions and events, such as "Lunch With Teddy Roosevelt"; and some distinctive products fro
our gift store, such as the award-winning cookbook, "Opening the Gates of Canal Cuisine
our series of collectible Christmas ornaments and calendars and the well-received and high
complimented book, "Write of Passage Stories of the American Era of the Panama Canal.


Not only do we provide a "Repository of Memories" for those who were uniquely blessed to have lived and worked in the Canal Zo
and Panama, but we have taken important steps to preserve and teach the history of the United States' participation and involvement
in Panama.

We may be victims of our own modest success: We continue to receive interesting and historically significant artifacts, to the po
where we now are faced with the difficult problem of finding adequate space to house our collection. The result is that, while we ha
attained a fairly good stream of revenue to cover our expenses over the past ten years, we have not yet reached the point where
can readily afford to move to a larger facility. This is where our future efforts will be concentrated, with the view toward acquiring t
funding to expand our operations.

We hope, in reading this report, that you take the time to reflect on what it means to have been associated with the great enterpr
that is the Panama Canal and appreciate the importance of maintaining a museum like ours to preserve not only our heritage but a
a valuable segment of United States history. Your continued support is the lifeblood of our existence.

Joe Wood
President


at
rall
)ur
nd


in
i a
Ic-
)m
e "
ily-
If


ne
Snt


int
rve
Ne
he


ise
Iso










Early in 1997, with the approaching United States' turnover of the
Panama Canal to Panama, several former residents of the Canal
Zone and Panama felt the need to take action to preserve the
history of the American Era of the Panama Canal. Thus began
the process of evaluating the feasibility of having a stand-alone
museum: Many said it couldn't be done, but this small group of
dedicated individuals forged ahead. For over a year many hours
were put into developing an organizational structure, a constitu-
tion and by-laws and a marketing plan. By March 1998 it became
clear that there was considerable interest in this project, and the
museum was founded, thus beginning what has proved to be an
interesting and exciting journey.

From humble beginnings in a small, leased office in Seminole,
Florida, the museum soon outgrew its space. As the collection be-
gan to grow and finances improved, a decision was made to move
into a much larger space in the same building on the first floor. It
was a risky move because the rent consisted of more than half of
projected income, with no assurance that those sources of income
would continue. As it turned out, membership and donations
continued to grow; gift store sales added an increasing source of
revenue; and grants, fundraising cruises, luncheons, a silent auc-
tion, the Roosevelt Medal Certificate Program, the "Opening the
Gates to Canal Cuisine" cookbook, the "Write of Passage" book,
and other special projects provided additional funding.

During these past ten years, communications with members evolved
through various means: a website developed by then Board of Trust-

Museum staff and volunteers get into the spirit of things
by dressing in Panamanian attire for a visiting tour group.


ee member Bill McLaughlin (who later became President of the Pan-
ama Canal Society) and since restructured by Joey Zornes, current
Webmaster; an annual solicitation for dues and donations sent to
members and donors; two periodic publications the Panama Ca-
nal Museum Review and Panama Canal Museum Musings; articles
in the Canal Record a quarterly publication of the Society, which
graciously allows the museum several pages of museum news in
each issue; and E-mail e-blasts sent to members electronically.

In 2006, the museum established a Speakers Bureau and created
several PowerPoint presentations for use by museum representa-
tives to teach the history of the US in Panama when speaking at
schools, to civic groups, in churches, on cruise ships, etc. To comple-
ment the educational aspect of the museum's outreach, the Panama





Canal Museum in a


Trunk program


was introduced in 2007, and,


through 2008, six trunks have been sponsored to be placed in vari-
ous schools around the country.


ence for all


many


who attend the reunions. On


exhibits that have


reunions and in other venues.


been displayed


Page


by


7is a


the museL


list of the
Jm at the


Each year sir
the Panama


ice


1999, a traveling exhibit has been


on display


at


Canal Society's Annual Reunion depicting life in the


Canal Zone and Panama. These museum exhibits have proven to


be very popular


and


have helped to enhance the


reunion experi-


The Panama Canal Museum continues to serve the Canal Zone and
Panama constituencies and the general public, providing a venue for
historical and genealogical research and educational opportunities,
while interpreting wonderful memories for thousands of people.


1998-


1998-


1998-


March 15 Panama Canal Society Foundation, Inc., was formally
established and registered as a Florida Non Profit Corporation.

July First organizational meeting held in Orlando, Florida, during the
annual Panama Canal Society Reunion. Founding Officers: President,
Joe Wood; Vice President, Betty LeDoux- Morris; Executive Vice Presi-
dent, Chuck Hummer; Treasurer, Nancy Van Siclen; Secretary, Marie
Wright Gibson.

First fundraising project- Silver Medallions, custom-engraved limited
edition.


President Emeritus; Kristi Bjorneby Vanel-
la; Pat Leach Bjorneby; and friends at the


1999 March 18 Formally approved by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) Non Profit
organization. Museum purchases are tax-exempt, and contributions
to the museum are tax-deductible an important milestone triggering
increased contributions.


1999-


1999-

1999-

2000 -


Established first office in the Seminole Office Center same building in
which the Panama Canal Society offices were located. Because of limited
space, board meetings were held in the Society conference room.


Website launched. Bill McLaughlin Webmaster.

First traveling exhibit at Panama Canal Society Reunion.

Gift Shop opened for operations.







2000 -

2001 -


First Panama Canal Museum Review published.

Moved to larger space in same building, with offices, display and exhibit areas,
conference room, library, gift shop, work areas and kitchen. Acquired additional
space in separate storage facility.


2002 Name officially changed to Panama Canal Museum to reflect more
accurately its function as a museum.


2002

2002

2002


2003

2004

2004


- Established Roosevelt Medal Certificate Program.

- First annual collectible Christmas ornament Seal of the Canal Zone.

- First Federal Grant Institute of Museum and Library Services/American
Association of Museums.

- First Annual Silent Auction fundraiser at Panama Canal Reunion.

- First Annual Museum Fundraising Cruise aboard Celebrity's Horizon.

- First Educational Seminar Potluck Luncheon.


2004 Speakers Bureau established.

2004 First employee hired Elizabeth Neily.

2005 Dedication of the Charles W. Hummer, Jr., Library for Historical Research.

2005 Dedication of the Richard Bjorneby collection of library books and manuscripts.

2005 First printing of museum fundraising cookbook, Opening the Gates to Canal Cuisine.

2007 Elizabeth Neily promoted as first Director.

2007 Panama Canal Museum in a Trunk project launched.

2007 Astronaut Scott Parazynski takes Roosevelt Medal into space.

2008 Services of consultant contracted to enhance fundraising capability.

2008 Publication of Write of Passage Stories of the American Era of the Panama Canal.


Theodore Roosevelt (a.k.a. Michael O. Smith) helped Pres-
ident, Joe Wood, blow out the candles on the museum's
10th birthday cake in 2008.











YEAR EXHIBIT VENUE

Permanent Exhibits Panama Canal Museum

2001 The Spanish Era
2001 The French Era
2001 The American Era
2001 Tivoli Hotel
2005 Panama Railroad

Rotating and Traveling Exhibits Panama Canal Society Reunions. Port of Manatee,
Seminole Mall. Bay Pines VA Hospital and the Museum

1999 From the Panama Canal Museum Collection
2000 Schooling in the Canal Zone
2001 Canal Zone Postal Service
2002 Canal Zone Police
2003 Scouting along the Panama Canal and 50 Years of Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Races
2004 Panama Canal Construction Days
2005 Molas! The American Era
2006 The Role of the U.S. Military in the Panama Canal
2006 Panama Canal Museum Exhibit
2007 Panama Canal Society 75th Anniversary
2007 Canal Zone Housing with Township Maps
2008 Theodore Roosevelt Birthday
2008 The Panama Canal: The Role of the West Indians 1904-1914
2008 Living and Learning in the Canal Zone with Township Maps
2008 Lt. Col. David DuBose Gaillard and Astronaut Scott Parazynski
2008 Panama Canal and Military
2008 Indigenous People of Panama


a


















January 21, 2003
January 24, 2004
January 22, 2005
January 21, 2006
January 20, 2007
February 16, 2008


First Annual Potluck Lunch. Theme: Introduction to the Museum

Second Annual Potluck Lunch. Theme: Panama Canal Lecture by Chuck Hummer
Third Annual Potluck Lunch. Theme: Memories of World War II in the Canal Zone
Fourth Annual Potluck Lunch. Theme: Operation Just Cause
Fifth Annual Potluck Lunch. Theme: Global Passage: Transformation of the Panama Canal, with author, Robert R. McMillan
Sixth Annual Lunch. Theme: Lunch with Theodore Roosevelt, Seminole Community Library


The Board of Trustees
of the

PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM

irnite.s all friends and memObrs
of The museum to a
POTLUCK LUNC H
at the museum

on Sarday., anuary 21. 2006
at -IO noat2.0 noofl

The program will bee
Pan mna Canal ReTinfllsCences of
OPERATION IUST CAUSE
An Oral History
Moderated by oe Wood








3 come reminfse andlor listen
tSa asked to br n a lcc
itenf tosharQ"'th cherS
bP bY ad phofleS. 0' YIe.m 2L I
S r ~id~a Janu2E~ Is. 2~ ~3~~qy3


LuncAu




















s k eminoa e Commnriry Libi
ISt Petersiur Colleg* Serrqnc
.o I,
gof nith St.'c- i orb senlin


, .e :i"- .-' -


reoelf


imith


1I.3c1 a.m
rary
,et Cjamput
ioe HaFid4


Museum





"r, O T
Ir e LUe'rn
9 IZ eo ,, r c



e h er em sc c "rig a






.Jt Jqe v
ll3 t,' bYo,
.-j' 5-: i: ',^ ferf


pana.ia arnal Muaum
9 113 srt ree. S u t e i
m7.a-d FL 33772
(a~fflmusn a^30


Jm -


Co me ortinit is15thBithay
Th aam aalMsu
prsets


~
-.
i
I
P''.-Sr:












$45,640 $63,425 $67,380 $99,731 $129,960 $83,284 $115,912 $144,256 $112,559 $161,927


S1999


$180,000
$160,000

$140,000
$120,000

$100,000
$80,000

$60,000
$40,000

$20,000

$0


--V


-*


$161,927
-i-


1 $129,960


$144.256


$115,335


$45,640


1999


$63,425


2000


2001


2002 2003 2004


2005


2006


2007


Yearly income fluctuations result
primarily from large donations and
bequests, as well as the timing of
extraordinary costs and revenues
associated with major fund raising
initiatives.


2008


1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
$12,817 $40,537 $58,110 $72,006 $71,505 $85,971 $101,268 $98,460 $119,123 $162,115


$180,000
$160,000

$140,000
$120,000

$100,000
$80,000

$60,000
$40,000

$20,000

$0


$162,115


$119,123

$101,268 $98,460
$85,971 I


$40,537

$12,817

"'Z


1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008


The extraordinary increase in expenses
for 2008 reflects grant related costs,
certain non-recurring expenses, and a
one-time contract expense incurred for
the services of a national fundraising
consultant.


2002


2003


2005


2007


2005


2008


1999


2000


2001


2002 2003


2004


2006


2007


2000


2001


2004


2006


2008















120000


100000


80000


60000


40000 -


20000


0


$112,157
$106,263
$98,282


$69,313


$62,576
1 _---I-


$21,976


0 $1,608
1999 2000


$57,484


5,112
2001


$55.647


$14,088
2002


$71,972


3,034 $11,544 $21,000 $23,625
2003 2004 2005 2006


$20,883
2007


The museum began collecting
dues in 2000. These figures
reflect some extraordinary
donations as follows:
2003 $38,660
2004- $ 6,934
2005- $10,000
2006 $25,000
2008 $32,500


i l tii- i -&I-m-ajl 9 !iwr w *Lo.
98 xjiAL ?!555S S


Chief Engineer Col. George W. Goethals (left) and
Panama Canal Administration Building as it appeared
in 1906 during President Theodore Roosevelt's visit.


1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
0 $1,608 $5,112 $14,088 $16,034 $11,544 $21,000 $23,625 $20,883 $22,881
$21,976 $62,576 $57,484 $69,313 $112,157 $55,647 $71,972 $98,282 $74,449 $106,263


,881
2008












2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
$8,547 $27,994 $16,883 $15,301 36,756 $29,107 $26,641 $31,188


$40,000

$35,000

$30,000

$25,000

$20,000

$15,000

$10,000

$5,000

$0


1 36,756


2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007


$31,188














2008


2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
$2,474 $3,365 $4,841 $6,743 $6,202 $5,765


$8,000

$7,000

$6,000

$5,000

$4,000

$3,000

$2,000

$1,000

$0


$6,743


$5,765


$4,841


$3.365


2006 2007


*


2003


2004 2005


2008










1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
$1,500 $5,547 $5,000 $5,100 $25,170 $1,661 $3,000 $25,159 $4,026 $25,500
$1,400 $5,000 $3,000 $1,524 $13,656 $2,048 $2,528 $4,024 $1,526 $4,035
$1,000 $2,000 $1,829 $1,500 $5,000 $1,575 $1,976 $2,165 $1,000 $3,526
$1,000 $1,500 $1,548 $1,124 $2,000 $1,524 $1,024 $1,524 $1,000 $1,526
$1,000 $1,500 $1,500 $1,024 $1,524 $1,500 $1,024 $1,026 $1,000 $1,500
$1,000 $1,500 $1,406 $1,024 $1,500 $1,024 $1,024 $1,000 $1,500
$1,000 $1,500 $1,024 $1.500
$1,500 $1,500
$1,500











2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
67 213 587 688 481 875 935 803 880


5888 875 935 803 880
587 68481


Membership has grown steadily
in the years since the membership
program was established in 2000.
During recent years the member-
ship has fluctuated between 800
and 900 depending on the timing
of members' dues payments.


Panama Canal Museum lobby. The museum opened to the public in this location in 2001.
8~4 k~lll~c- ~ :~~ ~-----~-Nook&-a~


The Panama Railroad is one of
many exhibits designed and
displayed by the museum.


13












2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
21 63 125 86 67 77 61 30


140
120
100 -
80
60
40
21
20
0 I
2001


125


86


63


2002


2003 2004 2005
2003 2004 2005


77






2006


61

200700


2007 2008


Research includes inquiries through the mail, over the
internet and visits to the museum from students, media
outlets, and descendents of Roosevelt Medal holders
and other Canal employees.


n<


S999 200 2002
1999 2001 2002


2003 2004 2005


m Schools
m Cruises
0 Tours
O Reunion
*Adults
M Other
STotal


2006 2007 2008


The museum started offering programs and exhibits at
the Panama Canal Society Reunions in 1999 and Cruises
and Tours and Educational Outreach programming in
2004.


14


1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Schools NA NA NA NA 21 24 0 685 3,117
Cruises NA NA NA NA 830 36 424 43 2,800
Tours
Reunion 3000 3000 3000 3000 3,225 3,000 3,000 3,036 3,000
Adults NA NA NA NA 522 72 540 261 1,135
Other NA NA NA NA 534 79 508 200 319
Total NA NA NA NA 5,152 3,211 5,029 4,225 10,361


12000

10000

8000

6000

4000

2000

0


--I


125


i


- AM 27


I"" """~""~"" "~""~"' '' "' ` '~ "~~'~"""' '~""' ~


I I










July 2002

January 2004
May 1, 2008 January 31, 2009
May 1, 2008 January 31, 2009
October 1, 2008 September 30, 2009


$1,775

$1,000
$8,914
$3,700
$11,455


Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) / American
Association of Museums (AAM) Museum Assessment Grant
Walmart
Pinellas County Cultural Development Grant
Pinellas County Cultural Accessibility Grant
Pinellas County Cultural Development Grant


Educational outreach presenter, Marilyn White, shows
museum artifacts to an elementary schools class.
-- -


Panama Canal Museum in a Trunk is one
of the projects funded through the Pinellas
County Cultural Development Grant.








Past Trustees


President Emeritus
Charles W. Hummer, Jr. (Founder)
President
Joseph J. Wood (Founder)
Vice President
Patricia Steiner Kearns, FACHE
Executive Vice President
Katherine E. Egolf
Secretary
Barbara D. Peterson
Treasurer
Paul D. Glassburn

Trustees

John Patrick Coffey
Richard Cunningham
Gerarde DeTore
Frank Stevens Hawks
Robert J. Karrer
Barbara Bonanno Marshall
Paul Morgan, Ph.D.
Shawn Rupp
Larry Siegel
J. Dorn Thomas
Robert F. Zumbado

Board of Advisors

Robert K. Dawson
William R. Gianelli
Thomas R. Goethals
Walter P. Leber
D. P. McAuliffe
Robert R. McMillan

Director


7985 113th Street, Suite 100, Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: 727-394-9338
Email: office@panamacanalmuseum.org
www.panamacanalmuseum.org


Frank A. Baldwin
Faith Brundage
John Carlson
Robert Dell
James DesLondes
Marie Wright Gibson
Barbara Green
Reginald Hayden
John Hern
Robert Hughes, Ph.D.
Betty Frassand (Founder)
Lesley Hendricks Litzenberger
Alfredo Lombana, Ph.D.
William Lyons
William McLaughlin
Harold Moore
Richard Morgan
Steve Nehring
Joan McCullough Ohman
Thomas Peterson
Marc Quinn
Patt Foster Roberson
Louis Seldon
Chris Skeie
Davis Stevenson
Lewis Taber
Gayle Hasemann Tolbert
Nancy Van Siclen
Muriel Whitman
Harold Wickersham
Joey Zornes

Past Ex-Officio Trustees


Pat Beall
Kenny Morris
Jim Parthenais
Louis Reyes


Elizabeth Neily


16


Board of Trustees




Full Text
xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
REPORT xmlns http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitss xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitssdaitssReport.xsd
INGEST IEID E3AA744HE_KRYH30 INGEST_TIME 2013-11-16T01:37:39Z PACKAGE AA00016901_00001
AGREEMENT_INFO ACCOUNT UF PROJECT UFDC
FILES