Panama Canal Museum Musings

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Panama Canal Museum Musings
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English
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Panama Canal Museum
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Huff, Peggy ( donor )
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Panama Canal Museum
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Seminole, FL
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8.5 x 11 inches

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Quarterly newsletter published by the Panama Canal Museum covering events, exhibits, and promotions related to museum activities.
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Vol. 4, no. 4
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2 pg.; ill ; 8.5 x 11 in. ; black and white.
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Published four times per year from 2001-2007; three times per year in 2008; and 2 times per year from 2009-2010, and one time per year in 2011.
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Item is digital copy only.

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University of Florida
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Panama Canal Museum Collection
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Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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Vol. 7 No. 1 Spring 2008 Board of Trustees President Emeritus Charles W. Hummer, Jr. President Joseph J. Wood Vice President Patricia Steiner Kearns Executive Vice President Katherine E. Egolf Secretary Barbara D. Peterson Treasurer Paul D. Glassburn Trustees Faith Brundage John Carlson John Patrick Coffey Richard Cunningham Robert Dell Gerarde DeTore Frank Stevens Hawks Robert Hughes, Ph. D Robert J. “Bob” Karrer, Jr. Alfredo E. Lombana, Ph.D. 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 Staff Elizabeth Neily, Director Marcy Corrigan Helen Morris Musings Editor Peggy Huff Panama Canal Museum Events at the Panama C anal Society Reunion The Museum’s list of attractions at the July 2-6 Pa nama Canal Society Reunion is growing, and we need your help to make this our best reunion yet. Do you have any ar tifacts relating to the West Indian involvement with the Pa nama Canal, living and learning in the Canal Zone, David Gaillard, or Teddy Roosevelt? Can you volunteer a few hours in the Museum Room or at the Museum’s tables in the Vendor s Room? Do you have some treasures you could donate for the silent auction? If you can help in any way, pl ease contact the Museum! Thank you! Exhibits! Silent Auction! Museum Vending Tables The Roosevelt Medal Certificate Program! Museum in a Trunk! The Museum’s Financial Advisor! Bob Karrer and Teddy Roosevelt ( Michael O. Smith ) had a chance to visit after the luncheon when everyone returned to the Museum to enjoy birthday cake celebrating TR’s 150th birthday and the Panama Canal Museum’s 10th birthday. Bob Zumbado, Joe Wood Paul Glassburn and Duane Rigby pose with Teddy Roosevelt on the Bucyrus steam shovel in the background at the Museum's luncheon with Theodore Roosevelt. Museum’s “Lunch with Teddy Roosevelt” Panama Canal Museum 7985 113th Street, Suite 100 Seminole, FL 33772-4785 Tel 727-394-9338 Email: office@panamacanalmuseum.org Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org

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In March, the Due Process cayuco—donated to the Museum years ago by Paul Broussard— was transferred to UF, which in turn, has placed it on permanent loan for display at the Cocoa Beach Surf Company, Cocoa Beach, FL. Please join us . April 17 : Space Coast Bunco V, a fund raiser for the PCM, wil l be held at the Dog ‘n Bone Pub in Cocoa Village, FL. Contact phuff@cfl. rr.com or 321-455-1649 for info. July 1 4 : Panama Canal Society Reunion at Orlando's Rosen Shi ngle Creek Resort. Visit the PCM Exhibit Room and vending tables. September 26 October 10 : PCM fundraiser cruise to Canada/New England on Celebrity's Summit March 6 13, 2011 : Panama Canal Museum fundraiser cruise to the eas tern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas Vol. 9 No. 1 Spring/Summer 2010 Board of Trustees President Emeritus Charles W. Hummer, Jr. President Joseph J. Wood Vice President Patricia Steiner Kearns Executive Vice President Katherine E. Egolf Secretary Treasurer Paul D. Glassburn Trustees Fred Bremer Richmond Brown, Ph.D. John Patrick Coffey Richard Cunningham Gerry DeTore Frank Stevens Hawks Robert J. “Bob” Karrer, Jr. Barbara Bonanno Marshall Paul Morgan, Ph.D. Shawn Rupp Rachel A. Schipper, Ph.D. J. Dorn Thomas Robert F. Zumbado Board of Advisors Robert K. Dawson William R. Gianelli Thomas R. Goethals D. P. McAuliffe Robert R. McMillan Staff Elizabeth Neily, Director Kalika Novoa, Education Curator Helen Morris, Office Asst. Marilyn White, Office Asst. Oral History Committee Richard Morgan Editor Peggy A. Huff Panama Canal Museum 7985 113th Street, Suite 100 Seminole, FL 33772-4785 Tel 727-394-9338 Email: office@panamacanalmuseum.org Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM? The PCM has entered into a partnership with the University of Florida (UF) that will result in a transfer of the PCM coll ection to UF by 2012 and provide opportunities for preserving and digiti zing the collection, obtaining oral histories, and supporting research. Here's the Due Process on display at the Cocoa Beac h Surf Company. In January, Bob Hughes author of Ahorca Lagarto spoke at the Museum’s (PCM) winter luncheon From January 25—February 5, over 80 people enjoyed the PCM’s fundraising cruise to Panama and the western Caribbean on the Celebrity Solstice Enjoying the Museum's January potluck luncheon are (from left to right) Catherine Goodrich, Dick Morgan, Julieta Morgan, Cheryl Russell, Chuck Hummer and Sandy Hummer. ( Left to right) Gerry DeTore Richard Grimison Scott Roche Zack Steele, and Jon DeTore take a breather after loading the Due Process on the trail er for its ride from the PCM on Florida's west coast t o its new home at the Cocoa Beach Surf Company on Florida's east coast.

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nrrr PCM TO OFFER MANY EXHIBITS AND ACTIVITIES AT THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY REUNION r r!" nrr n #r"$! n nrn %nr&'n (r#rnnr n ") r n &rn )*+r"*,-!r" r nn $rrr!n".&r/ r $rrr0n1"! nnr nn $rrrn rrr n "+r rnrn n r&r* nrr n! &r r2"" !"#$rrr nnn 'nn&r %rr #$% %n," &r &n r" rr Exhibits —View a wide ranging display of PCM historical phot os and artifacts; special exhibits on famous Panama Canal visitors; Canal Zon e and Panama health; the Panama Canal pilots; the always popular town site maps; an d a UF exhibit featuring government materials and maps; collections highligh ting the construction of the canal, and visual and photographic materials from the hist ory of the American Era of the Panama Canal. Silent Auction —Bid on gift cards, Panama Canal memorabilia, UF me morabilia, and much more—from Thursday through Saturday. Store Items —Purchase the 2010 Al Sprague collectible ornament; the 2011 Al Sprague calendar; Roosevelt Medal descendant certif icates; new Panama Canal-related books — and more in the Vendors’ Room. Oral Histories —Contact us before the reunion if you would like to recount your Panama Canal memories for UF oral history interview ers. Yearbooks —If your BHS or CHS graduation year ends in a 0 or 5 and your class is having a reunion in Orlando this year, contact your class reunion coordinator or the Museum about arranging to get a DVD of your yearboo k. UF’s digitization process for this project offers a high-quality resolution and a special feature that allows the viewer to turn each page using a computer mouse. Cruises —Get information about our two upcoming cruises—a 14-night cruise to Canada and New England on the Celebrity’s Summit beginning September 26, 2010 (the height of the fall foliage season!) and a 7-night cruise to the eastern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, beginning March 6, 2011. Cultural Seminars — In observance of the Smithsonian’s 100 years in Panama, attend the two cultural seminars where conservationist Dr. Stanley HeckadonMoreno of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute will be the speaker. Here's a preview of the Museum's Art of Al Sprague 2011 calendar before it was printed. Renew, join, and/or donate. Membership is $26 a year. You will receive the members’ newsletter, The Panama Canal Museum Review and keep up with all the Museum’s activities and progress in preserving the history of the Unite d States’ participation in Panama’s history. Contact the Museum about donating items for the silent auction Contact the Museum about lending or donating items for the reunion exhibits Let us know if you can volunteer at the Museum or the reunion. Play bunco in Cocoa Village, FL, on April 17th. Contact phuf f@cfl.rr.com for information. Come cruise with us! The PCM and UF are busy planning their participatio n in the Panama Canal Society’s annual reunion at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando July 1 -4, 2010. Visit the Museum Exhibit Room to see: HOW CAN YOU HELP THE MUSEUM?





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Vol. 9 No. 2 Fall/Winter 2010 Board of Trustees President Emeritus Charles W. Hummer, Jr. President Joseph J. Wood Vice President Patricia Steiner Kearns Executive Vice President Katherine E. Egolf Secretary Barbara Bonnano Marshall Treasurer Paul D. Glassburn Trustees Fred Bremer Richmond Brown, Ph.D. John Patrick Coffey Richard Cunningham Gerry DeTore Frank Stevens Hawks Robert J. “Bob” Karrer, Jr. Paul Morgan, Ph.D. Richard Morgan Shawn Rupp Rachel A. Schipper, Ph.D. J. Dorn Thomas Robert F. Zumbado Board of Advisors Robert K. Dawson William R. Gianelli Thomas R. Goethals D. P. McAuliffe Robert R. McMillan Staff Elizabeth Neily, Director Marilyn White, Office Asst. Editor Peggy A. Huff Panama Canal Museum 7985 113th Street, Suite 100 Seminole, FL 33772-4785 Tel 727-394-9338 Email: office@panamacanalmuseum.org Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org nrrrnr Upcoming 2011 Events nrrr nrr n r !"# $ nr%&'(nrn))rnr*(n))r +r nr n,n+-.(/0n1r' n23&'(nrrn)n')n( n -"'4r(1nnr, r r,r(*rr 4nr'5n'r nnn nnnrnnrnr nr During the relatively short period of the Panama C anal Museum’s partnership with the University of Florida, much has been accomplish ed, including: #nrn!(n)6 r)6r' n)nn()6n'r ,,+r 7r,nr)r6 n r' ,,88')' nrnnn'n,nn rr, r,rr' r9r r'rnrr,: n( r'r;;nn(rn,n rr'nr,r( nrrr4nr' !" r<(;=22 rrr!r'")nn(rnn ;=23>r),,,nr2== rrnn(rrr,rr''rr,,)n' nn>!n 'r''rrnnn>6 nnn( r'rr,#r6( rn)'rr' rr'r,6n>6 ) !rnrr r'r*''n r' nr( 'r,r,r,r !" r(n'nnrr rn)()$,, n rr, n r' r>(' 6rrn*''nn r'r,nn,r'n n,,rn

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Vol. 8 No. 1 Spring/Summer 2009 Board of Trustees President Emeritus Charles W. Hummer, Jr. President Joseph J. Wood Vice President Patricia Steiner Kearns Executive Vice President Katherine E. Egolf Secretary Barbara D. Peterson Treasurer Paul D. Glassburn Trustees John Patrick Coffey Richard Cunningham Gerry DeTore Frank Stevens Hawks Robert J. “Bob” Karrer, Jr. Barbara Bonanno Marshall Paul Morgan, Ph.D. Shawn Rupp 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 Staff Elizabeth Neily, Director Kalika Novoa, Education Curator Helen Morris, Office Asst. Marilyn White, Office Asst. Oral History Committee Richard Morgan Webmaster Joey Zornes Editor Peggy A. Huff Panama Canal Museum 7985 113th Street, Suite 100 Seminole, FL 33772-4785 Tel 727-394-9338 Email: office@panamacanalmuseum.org Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org Panama Canal Museums in a Trunk Travel to . Leon County (FL) School District — The presentation of the Panama Canal Museum in a Trunk (MIAT) to the Leon County School District took place at Ruediger Elementary School, Tallahassee, FL. Left to right are Frank Leves trunk sponsor; Kalika Novoa Education Curator; Melissa Fulmore Principal; and Melissa Olsen teacher, with her fifth grade students. Manatee County (FL) School District — The presentation of the MIAT to Manatee County School District took place at Johnson Middle School, Bradenton, FL. Pictured left to right are Kalika Novoa, Education Curator; Steve Tyndal Port of Manatee; Elizabeth Neily Director; Gerry DeTore Trustee; and Greg Porgas President of the Propeller Club of Port Manatee, which sponsored the trunk. Seated is Marilyn Kelly seventh grade world geography teacher. Ocean Lakes Elementary School (Virginia Beach, VA) — Pictured are Emma Reed daughter of Tess Reed and great-granddaughter of Gregory Gramlich in whose memory the trunk was donated by his wife and daught er, Gladys and Beverly Gramlich ; Tess Reed, Librarian at Ocean Lakes Elementary School and granddaughter of Gregory Gramlich; Assistant Principal, Debbie Atkins; and Pat Kearns the museum’s Vice President, who made the presentation. If you, your family, high school class, or others would like to sponsor a Panama Canal Museum in a Trunk in a school or school district, p lease contact the museum. We would like to see at least one in every school district in the co untry! Ten-Year Report Shown here is the Panama Canal Museum’s Ten-Year Report documenting the museum’s progress over its first ten years. Thank you to all who have contributed to the museum’s success during these early years. We invite everyone to join us in redoubling our efforts during the second decade! In order to minimize costs, the report will be sent out by e-mail to those for whom we have e-mail addresses and mailed to others who request a copy.

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T h e s q u a r e t r e e N e l l i e W o o d E n g e l k e b r o u g h t f o r t h e f l o r a a n d f a u n a e x h i b i t G e r r y D e T o r e i s p r e p a r i n g T h e c u l t u r a l s e m i n a r f e a t u r i n g D us t i n S m i th s p e a k i n g o n “ T h e C o n s e r v a t i o n o f G o l d e n F r o g s a n d O t h e r A m p h i b i a n s o f P a n a m a ” F r i d a y J u l y 3 2 : 0 0 4 : 0 0 p m W e k i w a 4 5 L e v e l 2 n rrn n nrr n n n nrn nnn nrrrn n nr n n nrr nn !n"!n#r$ r nn n%&n' r n()* nnr nn n+r rrr n n"r rnrnn n! nrr !n" n # +rn, !"#rrr nnn n $rr $%& )n# %&r n nr rr -%-nn .-/ n)nr 01nn)n2n+ Panama Canal Museum Travels to PC Society Reunion THE PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM MISSION The mission of the Panama Canal Museum is to docume nt, interpret and articulate the role of the United States in the history of Pan ama, with emphasis on the construction, operation, maintenance and defense of the Panama Ca nal and the contributions to its success by people of all nationalities. The Panama Canal Museum will travel to the Rosen Sh ingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL, for the Panama Canal Society Reunion July 1-5. Don’t miss: T h e m o v i e o f t h e a m a z i n g R e d W h i t e & B l u e P a n a m a C a n a l S w i m m i n g T r o u p e Museum Cruisers Travel to Rome This year’s museum cruisers, who enjoyed a transatlantic cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, are shown sporting the museum t-shirts given to them by Travel Leaders, which also donated $1800 to the museum. Reserve now to cruise with us to Panama in January 2010 on the brand new Celebrity Equinox. Travel Leaders will once again provide the museum with $100 per cabin. Call Travel Leaders at 386-445-0007 or 888-652-1365 or contact the museum as soon as possible to obtain the early rates. I t e m s f r o m t h e m u s e u m ’ s s t o r e — V e n d o r s ’ R o o m T h e s i l e n t a u c t i o n a n d b e a u t i f u l p o l l e r a J u d i M c C u l l o u g h s h o w s o f f h e r e Purchase Ahorca Lagarto an historical novel about “life and love in Panam a during the construction of the Panama Railroad, 1851-1855, and the events that unfolded on the banks of the Chagres River in a tiny town called Hang the Li zard,” to be sold in the vendors’ room at the reunion. Robert Hughes author, will have autographed copies available. The cultural seminar highlighting Panama Canal storytellers included in the museum’s book Write of Passage: Stories of the American Era of the Panama Canal Saturday, July 4, 3:00-3:30 p.m. Wekiwa 4-5, Level 2





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Vol. 8 No. 2 Fall/Winter 2009 Board of Trustees President Emeritus Charles W. Hummer, Jr. President Joseph J. Wood Vice President Patricia Steiner Kearns Executive Vice President Katherine E. Egolf Secretary Treasurer Paul D. Glassburn Trustees Fred Bremer Richmond Brown, Ph.D. John Patrick Coffey Richard Cunningham Gerry DeTore Frank Stevens Hawks Robert J. “Bob” Karrer, Jr. Barbara Bonanno Marshall Paul Morgan, Ph.D. Shawn Rupp Rachel A. Schipper, Ph.D. J. Dorn Thomas Robert F. Zumbado Board of Advisors Robert K. Dawson William R. Gianelli Thomas R. Goethals D. P. McAuliffe Robert R. McMillan Staff Elizabeth Neily, Director Kalika Novoa, Education Curator Helen Morris, Office Asst. Marilyn White, Office Asst. Oral History Committee Richard Morgan Webmaster Joey Zornes Editor Peggy A. Huff Panama Canal Museum 7985 113th Street, Suite 100 Seminole, FL 33772-4785 Tel 727-394-9338 Email: office@panamacanalmuseum.org Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org nrrn nnrr r n n !" n " n# $%&'&' ()*)+%, """-./." n0 r '+1()*) + 0 " n#+ 1 23(3" n n n +4 " n r 5 23(3r'" n%&''" r+4+ 056 78 9r:"; rrn $&, r +r&+4+ +6r 02+ C< r+ ()>( %&'"

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Vol. 7 No. 2 Summer 2008 Board of Trustees President Emeritus Charles W. Hummer, Jr. President Joseph J. Wood Vice President Patricia Steiner Kearns Executive Vice President Katherine E. Egolf Secretary Barbara D. Peterson Treasurer Paul D. Glassburn Trustees Faith Brundage John Carlson John Patrick Coffey Richard Cunningham Robert Dell Gerarde DeTore Frank Stevens Hawks Robert Hughes, Ph. D Robert J. Bob Karrer, Jr. Alfredo E. Lombana, Ph.D. 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 Staff Elizabeth Neily, Director Helen Morris Kalika Novoa, Education Curator Marilyn White Peggy Huff, Editor Panama Canal Museum 7985 113th Street, Suite 100 Seminole, FL 33772-4785 Tel 727-394-9338 Email: office@panamacanalmuseum.org Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org Panama Canal Museum Exhibit Room Living and Learning in the Canal Zone Fundraiser Cruise Great Success The Panama Canal Society reunion July 2-6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is fast approaching, and you will want to head stra ight for the Panama Canal Museum exhibit room and our tables in the vendors room! The exhibits will focus on Living and Learning in the Canal Zone, The Role of the West In dians in Building the Canal, David Gaillard and Theodore Roosevelt. Youll have a chance to show on the town site maps where you lived and indicate which high school you attended. The silent auction, where all sorts of treasures will be available, will be open from Thursday morning until 5:00 on Saturday. The Buy It Now feature will once again be offe red. Our store items will include the Museums 2008 collectible ornamenta mola Christmas stoc king dangling from the top of a lovely holiday wreath; the 2009 calendar, featuring colorful Panama Canal Review covers; and many other special items. Visit the exhibit room to obtain information about Museum membership, ways to benefit yourself and the Museum financially, the Roosevelt Medal certificate program, the new Write of Passage book telling the life stories of 100+ Zonian families in the American Era of the Canal, and upcoming museum fundraising trips. The Panama Canal Museums first fundraiser cr uise involving a Panama Canal transit took place in April, when a group of over 80 cruisers sailed on Celebritys Infinity from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco. Zonian June Riesz coordinated the trip with Arvid Olson and Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Palm Coast, FL. Arvid and Pat Olson travelers from the Palm Coast area, and a group of Zonians enjoyed the trip immensely they were as impressed as always with the Canal. Arvid presented a $4,100 donation from Carlson Wagonl it Travel to the Muse um representing $100 per cabin. Much to the groups surprise, the Infinitys Panama Canal lecturer was Penelope Schwiebert of Utah, who had visited the Museum for a day last year. Penny did a wonderful job and donated several copies of her book on the Canal to the Museum. Below: Carol Mead Penelope Schwiebert, Kathy Egolf and Joe Wood at the cocktail party Carlson Wagonlit Travel hosted for our cruisers. Above: Members of Chuck Hummer's Panama Canal Museum Walk to Defeat ALS Team who were on the cruise. Front row: Bobbie Egolf Mary Vaughn, Bev Wood Carol Mead Back row: Bill Egolf Kathy Egolf, Barbara Dedeaux, Paul Glassburn, Joe Wood, Burt Mead Some of the cruisers are wearing cruise t-shirts provided by Carlson Wagonlit Tr avel, and the four shirts being held up front were among those Chuck gave to donors to the Museum's Walk to Defeat ALS Team.

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Membership Representatives Alabama Larry Siegel larrysiegel@bellsouth.net Arizona Carl Berg carlnberg@aol.com Southern California Joan De Grummond Tina Cartotto Ressa zonejoan@aol.com Carolinas Alice Latimer compcouns@aol.com Miami, Florida Hindi Diamond hindi@bellsouth.net Ormond Beach, Florida Mickey Walker Fitzgerald mickeyftz@aol.com Pensacola, Florida Barbara Egolf Dedeaux dedeaux1@cox.net Barbara Vose-Kulig czbarbv@hotmail.com Sarasota, Florida Barbara Peterson tommypete@verizon.net Tampa Bay, Florida Muriel Whitman Cristobal43@tampabay.rr.com Atlanta, Georgia Marie Drake mariedrake@bellsouth.net Pacific Northwest Dan & Pat Nellis chdarwin9581@toast.net Poconos Gordon Davis Gdavis1@comcast.net Kerrville, Texas Jo-Anne Fields Joanne_fields@hotmail.com Washington Marilynn Stevens momthept@aol.com MUSEUM HOURS: Monday Saturday 10 AM 4 PM Celebrate Christmas early this year with the Panama Canal Museum sponsored land tour to Panama, December 2-8, 2008. This will be a week to remember, filled with adventure. Go snorkeling on the San Blas Island of Kuanidup and visit the Kuna village of Marmadup where you can buy colorful molas on the street. Climb aboard a dug-out canoe for a trip up the Chagres River for lunch at an Embera Indian village, followed by a cool dip at the local waterfall. Explore the ruins of Old Panama on the Pacific side then hop on over to the Atlantic side to see Portobelo and the ruins at Fort San Lorenzo. In the Anton Valley lies a picturesque village that harbors a crafts market with a diverse offering of flowers, fruits and vegetables, as well as crafts handmade by the villagers themselves. You'll visit the El Chorro Macho Waterfall where you will walk through the tropical rain forest. At the zoo and botanical garden, El Nispero, you'll learn about flora and fauna native to this region. You might even catch a glimpse of a golden frog. Support the Panama Canal Museum by booking your tour at http:// www.condoroutfitters.com/leisure_travel/panama_indigenous_tour.shtml. Indigenous People and Places of Panama Tour As Education Curator, Kalika Novoa (left) will be developing the Panama Canal Museum in a Trunk, the Museums educational outreach. This position was created thanks to a cultural development grant from the Pinellas Cultural Affairs Department. Before moving to Florida, Kalika worked in Washington, D.C., as an event planner at the United Nations and the White House. Marilyn White (right) is the motherin-law of Zonian Sue Kelleher White. Marilyn recently joined the Museums clerical staff where she assists with entering memberships, dues, and collection items in the database and with the Museum store. She is replacing Marcy Corrigan, who obtained a full-time position with another company; Marcy plans to continue as a volunteer with the Museum. Welcome Our New Employees Pacific Anchorage : Thomas Benero, Shirley Bernat, Barbara Ca ll, Georgia Corin, Wendy Corrigan, Mary Cronan, Elizabeth Davis, Wanda Ewell, Nikki Fanning, Kenneth Goldsberry, Madelon Grassau, Patti Krough, Charlotte Longanacre, Donna Meyerson, Celia Miller, Madelaine Miller, Ralph & Lydia Moody, Joe ODonnell, Raymond & Forest Robberson, Margaret Spelman, Phyllis St rawbridge, Mary-Ellen Thomas, Sadie Turlington, Manfred & Rita Widman, Jacqueline Williams, Roberta Williams. Amador Causeway : Marylyn Adams, Lynne Howard, Howard & Priscilla Reed, Margare Smith. Bridge of the Americas : Bill & Ann Willoughby. Miraflores Lake : Lynn Williams. Welcome New Members



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Vol. 6, No. 2 Summer 2007 Board of Trustees President Emeritus Charles W. Hummer, Jr. President Joseph J. Wood Vice President Patricia Steiner Kearns Executive Vice President Katherine E. Egolf Secretary Barbara D. Peterson Treasurer Paul D. Glassburn Assistant to the Treasurer Joan Ohman Trustees Faith Brundage John Carlson John Patrick Coffey Richard Cunningham Robert Dell James DesLondes Gerarde DeTore Frank Stevens Hawks Reginald M. Hayden, Jr. John F. Hern Robert Hughes, Ph. D Robert J. Bob Karrer, Jr. Alfredo E. Lombana, Ph.D. Paul Morgan, Ph.D. Richard D. Morgan Shawn Rupp Larry Siegel Christian S. Skeie Davis Stevenson J. Dorn Thomas Joey Zornes Robert F. Zumbado Board of Advisors Robert K. Dawson William R. Gianelli Thomas R. Goethals Walter P. Leber D. P. McAuliffe Robert R. McMillan Staff Elizabeth Neily, Director Marcy Corrigan Helen Morris Panama Canal Museum 7985 113th Street Suite 100 Seminole, FL 33772-4785 Tel 727-394-9338 Email: ofce@panamacanalmuseum.org Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org THE MUSEUM COMMEMORATES THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PANAMA CANAL SOCIETY Panama Canal Museum Trustees Bob Zumbado and Paul Buddy Morgan wrestle with display panels in the Museum Exhibit Room at the Reunion. The theme of this years exhibit was the 75th An niversary of the Panama Canal Society. Trustee Jim DesLondes, left, writes his name on the map of Cardenas where he used to live, while a friend points to the street where he lived in Los Rios. Visitors to the museum room could choose homes in the Canal Zone. Peggy Hale Huff presented Bunco champ, Emily Bliss Rockledge, FL, with her prizes. Peggy and Renee Cat Ballou Krimminger hosted the Bunco Tournament at the Reunion as a museum fundraiser. The tournament introduced participants to the fun of Bunco as a fundraiser so that well be able to have Bunco tournaments staged across the country. To learn more about how to sponsor a Bunco party, contact Kathy Egolf at pankee@aol.com (727-394BUNCO! facts, a DVD, a PowerPoint program, and lots of activities about the Panama Canal and Panama that teachers can use in the classroom. An individual, business or group (i.e. BHS Class of 19__) can choose to sponsor one of the Trunks to be placed in a school district of their choice. Sponsorships at $1500 per trunk will help cover the museums cost of developing lesson plans and support materials, the purchase of a steamer trunk, items in the trunk, and shipping. The sponsors name with an in memoriam or in honor of des ignation if desired will be written on the inside lid of the Trunk. For more information about how to sponsor a Trunk, please contact museum director, Elizabeth Neily PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM IN A TRUNK

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MUSEUM HOURS: Monday Friday 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10 AM 4 PM Or by appointment. Alabama Larry Siegel larrysiegel@bellsouth.net Arizona Carl Berg carlnberg@aol.com Southern California Joan De Grummond Tina Cartotto Ressa zonejoan@aol.com Carolinas Alice Latimer compcouns@aol.com Miami, Florida Hindi Diamond hindi@bellsouth.net Ormond Beach, Florida Mickey Walker Fitzgerald mickeyz@aol.com Pensacola, Florida Barbara Egolf Dedeaux dedeaux1@cox.net Barbara Vose-Kulig czbarbv@hotmail.com Sarasota, Florida Barbara Peterson tommypete@verizon.net Tampa Bay, Florida Muriel Whitman Cristobal43@tampabay.rr.com Atlanta, Georgia Marie Drake mariedrake@bellsouth.net Pacic Northwest Dan & Pat Nellis chdarwin9581@toast.net Poconos Gordon Davis Gdavis1@comcast.net Kerrville, Texas Jo-Anne Fields Joanne_elds@hotmail.com Washington Marilynn Stevens momthept@aol.com Membership Representatives WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS We are very pleased to welcome the following new members to the mu seum. Your support is so important to the success of the museum. Pacific Anchorage : Melvin & Nora Bess, Connie Bumgarner, Kenny Carden, Daniel Clarke, Jack Coberly, James Dilfer, Faye Weisser Finegan, Jeff & Felicitas Goethals, Estella Aguirre Ham mond, Mary Heathman, Jane Wheaton Little, John J. & Phyllis Magee, Lowell Marcus, Yvonne Fishbough Mouser, Robert & Vernell Lusako Mullins, James and Karen Newlon Mullins, Michael OShea, Bertha Read, Harold Smith, John Steiner, Tag Stewart, Barbara Tung, Harry Whitney, Daniel Winklosky, John Woods, Jr. Amador Causeway : David & Frankie Bell, David & Jeannine Wilder, George & Ros lyn Zelenka. NEW VOLUNTEERS Nellie Wood Engelke Seminole, FL, is assisting with the develop on August 9th. Steve Gronemeyer Largo, FL, is assisting with the museum website. Lorraine Sousa Gross, Pinellas Park, FL, is assisting with acces sioning new donations. Barbara Bonanno Marshall, St. Petersburg, FL, is helping to plan events and will chair the 2008 museum luncheon. William Puckett, Largo, FL, is working on the Education Planning Frank Scruggs St. Petersburg, FL, is assisting with accessioning new donations and designing PowerPoint lectures. NEW TRUSTEE Frank Stevens Hawks, Leesburg, IN, and Naples, FL, has been ees. He is a Distributors. Panama Canal Museum Panama Art 2008 Calendar featuring Panama and Canal Zone artists is now available in the Mu seum Store or on the website at: www.panamacanalmuseum.org $12.00 each. Panama Canal Museum 2007 Make the Dirt Fly Commemorative Christmas Ornament featuring the Chief Engineers, John F. Stevens and Lt. Col. George W. Goethals This ornament commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passing of the shovel from Stevens to Goethals. Shoppers had plenty of items to choose from in the museum store in the Vendors Room at the Reunion. $20.00 each. Write of Passage: Stories of the American Era of the Panama Canal Begin planning your family history pages for our Write of Passage Reserve now! SILENT AUCTION Once again the Panama Canal Museum auction generated a lot of excitement as visitors to the museum room attempted to outbid each other on items at the silent auction tables. Left, Helen Aanstoos Hay Forestville, CA, shows off her win





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Vol. 7 No. 3 Fall/Winter 2008 Board of Trustees President Emeritus Charles W. Hummer, Jr. President Joseph J. Wood Vice President Patricia Steiner Kearns Executive Vice President Katherine E. Egolf Secretary Barbara D. Peterson Treasurer Paul D. Glassburn Buildings & Facilities Shawn Rupp Collections Committee Gerry DeTore Exhibit Committee Robert F. Zumbado Finance & Development Larry Siegel Information Technology J. Patrick Coffey Oral History Richard D. Morgan Store Committee Katherine Egolf Webmaster Joey Zornes Trustees Richard Cunningham Frank Stevens Hawks Robert Hughes, Ph. D Robert J. “Bob” Karrer, Jr. Barbara Bonanno Marshall Paul Morgan, Ph.D. J. Dorn Thomas Board of Advisors Robert K. Dawson William R. Gianelli Thomas R. Goethals Walter P. Leber D. P. McAuliffe Robert R. McMillan Staff Elizabeth Neily, Director Kalika Novoa, Education Curator Helen Morris, Office Asst. Marilyn White, Office Asst. Peggy Huff, Editor Last year at the Panama Canal Society reunion, George Garcia BHS '61, saw the Panama Canal Museum in a Trunk that the Museum has developed to go out to schools across the country and thought, "What a legacy our BHS cla ss could leave if our classmates went together and sponsored a trunk for $1500!" George figured it would take about a year to accomplish the goal of raising that amount. Little did he dream that the class would take only about half that time to raise the money--thanks to his great communication with classmates and their enthusiastic response. Along with two other donations the class made at earlier reunions, BHS '61 has now contributed nearly $2000 to the Mus eum--more than any other class. Elizabeth Neily museum director, is thrilled with the class's spo nsorship of the trunk and comments, "If other classes follow the example of B HS '61, this project should really make an impact in so many places. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" Now the class and the Museum will work together to select a strategic loc ation for the placement of the BHS '61 trunk. Please contact the Museum if you would like more information on sponsoring a trunk. As visitors from Sun City Center arrived at the Pan ama Canal Museum last month, they were greeted by the individuals pictured below dres sed in mola attire, montunos, a pollera, and a Guaymi dress. The Sun City Center Mini-bus Club provided transportation for the 17 guests all of whom found Gerry DeTore's presentation, which included tales of growing up in Panama, museum displays, and the gift shop, to be well worth the hour and a half drive to Seminole. Those in the photograph are (from left to right): PCM trustee, Gerry DeTore, PCM education curator Kalika Novoa Sun City Center visitor Lois Scheidegg Andress PCM director Elizabeth Neily, PCM clerical assistant Helen Morris PCM executive vice president Kathy Egolf PCM volunteer Cheryl Russell and PCM clerical assistant Marilyn White Take Note . ¨ The PCM’s winter luncheon will be a potluck lunch a t the Museum on February 14. Everyone is invited to bring a dish—appetizer, vegetable, fruit entree, dessert, etc.— to share with eight to twe lve people. Lunch will start at 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by a program of readings by authors from the Museum's Write of Passage book. Please contact the Museum if you would like to attend. ¨ If you have a Panama Canal treasure or some other s pecial item you would like to donate to the PCM's silent auction at the Panama Canal Society re union this summer, please contact the Museum. ¨ Contact the Panama Canal Museum or Travel Leaders ( 888-652-1365) about our February 2010 Dazzling Dutch Caribbean and Panama Canal cruise! ¨ Our specially crafted bateas have arrived at the M useum store courtesy of Bruce and Chris Homa and some willing Panama-to-Florida couriers. See o ur new store order form for a listing! ¨ Space Coast Bunco IV—Cocoa Village, FL, April 18, 2 009. (Info: 321-455-1649) Sun City Visitors Tour Museum BHS Class of '61 Sponsors a Panama Canal Museum in a Trunk Panama Canal Museum 7985 113th Street, Suite 100 Seminole, FL 33772-4785 Tel 727-394-9338 Email: office@panamacanalmuseum.org Website: www.panamacanalmuseum.org

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