Panama Canal Museum Musings


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Panama Canal Museum Musings
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Panama Canal Museum
Huff, Peggy ( donor )
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. 7, no. 2
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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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University of Florida
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Panama Canal Museum Collection
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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: Website: 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.


Membership Representatives Alabama Larry Siegel Arizona Carl Berg Southern California Joan De Grummond Tina Cartotto Ressa Carolinas Alice Latimer Miami, Florida Hindi Diamond Ormond Beach, Florida Mickey Walker Fitzgerald Pensacola, Florida Barbara Egolf Dedeaux Barbara Vose-Kulig Sarasota, Florida Barbara Peterson Tampa Bay, Florida Muriel Whitman Atlanta, Georgia Marie Drake Pacific Northwest Dan & Pat Nellis Poconos Gordon Davis Kerrville, Texas Jo-Anne Fields Washington Marilynn Stevens 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:// 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