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. 3
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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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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: Website:


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