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VOLUME 10 ISSUE 1 SPRING/SUMMER 2010 Affiliations American Association of Museums American Association for State and Local History BuyforCharity.com Canal Zone Study Group Council of American Maritime Museums Dun & Bradstreet Florida Association of Museums Guidestar.com Isthmian Collectors Club Leave a Legacy Program Panama Canal Society, Inc. Panama National Institute for Culture Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afro Antilleano de Panama University of Florida World Ocean Observatory PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM nrnnrnnn nnnn nnnn nn nnnn n!" nn# $n%nn!" n n&'&n!n nnnn(n )(%)*n +,-./ 0-# 1n$nn% 2nnnnnnn nnn30# #1 nnnnn nnnn nnn%n nnn n#1"n %&'&n $nn nnn#n nn&'&3-%n 30n (n#%nn n&'&n&'&nnn n" #&nn4 !nnnnnn5 n%n6!nnnn n"7!"8n n7 8%n#1(n!*n9!nn nn nnn!nnnnn( nnn n%nn#:n n!"nn (n!nn nnnnn #;n 0n
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Page 7 Panama Canal Museum nrrnrrr r nr nn r r n "r#r rn n$r #nr n n %nr&'n $(nr r ) n" r"*(r + & n ,n-&( n .nr +(/" n,n-& "r# nrnr 0112n nn n34n )rr/ )& ,0114 n r %)r .r(5r &r,-&n+(/ n **r (( (rr n &r6 n7,&6 r#&n #n &n n n 88n"r#6 nrnr9 nrrrr n rrrrr Answers from Page 1: 1. Three or four Zonians. See the Message from the President for their roles. 2. The Panama Canal Museums prize winning cookbook, Opening the Gates to Canal Cuisine has six stupendous recipes for Johnny Marzetti and two for Charlie Mozetti. 3. nrnn rnnr nnnnn nrn 4. About 200 trainloads of spoil (dirt) a day were r emoved and carried to dumps from one to 23 miles away. The du mps were carefully managed by a yardmaster who expedited the arrival and departure of each train. The dirt and rocks were used to fill in low lying areas in the Canal Zone, to build the foundation of what would become new towns like Fort Amador (including the causeway and fortified islands) and Balboa on the Pacific side near Panama City. It wa s also used to build Gatun Dam and a breakwater on th e Atlantic side. Some of it was just dumped in the jungle, covering as much as a thousand acres wh ich in the rainy season became huge seas of mud.
Page 8 Panama Canal Museum Exhibits The Museum is planning a potpourri of exhibits at t his year's PC Societys reunion at the Rosen Shingl e Creek in Orlando. Because many people have not been able to visit the Museum in Seminole, we are going to bring the Muse um to Orlando-well, maybe not the whole Museum, but many of the items displayed therein, s uch as those pertaining to the Spanish era, French era, American construction era, chief engine ers, Panama Railroad, canal operations, indigenous tribes of Panama, and defense of the canal. We also plan to add three ne w areas to this year's exhibit: Visits by Famous People U.S. and international dignitaries such as presid ents, film and sport stars, members of royalty, etc. Canal Zone Health System people and methods used to make the Canal Zone the healthiest tropical region in t he world, eradication of yellow fever, DDT trucks, Gorgas and his hospit al, etc. Panama Canal Pilots items reflecting the critical importance of these professionals. If you have any documents, photos or artifacts that will help us tell the story in these three ar eas, please contact the Museum and let us know what you have. We may like to borrow them. Of course, we are bringing back the ever popul ar town site maps and may add some displays to comp lement the Panama Canal Society reunion theme of "Viva Panama." Our partners at UF will be back showcasing the ir plans and capabilities regarding the digitizatio n and preservation of the Museum collection. The exhibit will feature governm ent materials and maps, collections highlighting th e construction of the canal, and visual and photographic materials from t he history of the American Era of the Panama Canal. It will be an interesting, informative and nostalgi c exhibit. Don't miss it! Silent Auction This could be our best silent auction yet if we get some more great donations! Don't miss the opportunity to donate : a special piece of artwork, a prized out-of-print book, a useful household decoration, a nostalgic it em, something from your Panama collection, etc. Although certainly not a "white elephant" event, you may have something that would be a "hot" item for the auctio n. By the way, several "hot" items were donated b y some of our partners at the University of Florida for the silent auction. Be su re to see them for yourself at the reunion! The silent auction begins at 9 AM on Thur sday and continues until 5 PM on Saturday, when top bidders can claim their treasure s! Cultural Seminars One of Panama's most eloquent conservationists will be the speaker at the reunion cultural semina rs. In addition to holding a position as professor at the University of Panama and the University of Santa Ma ria de Antigua, Dr. Stanley Heckadon-Moreno worked to establish Panama's national park system and coordinated the Panama Canal Watershed Monitoring Project. In recent years, he also worked to establish the Smith sonian Tropical Research Institute's marine lab at Galeta as a center for environmental education. Plan to a ttend the two seminars which are scheduled to be held on Frid ay and Saturday at 2 PM. nrn nr rrrr r
Page 9 Panama Canal Museum Cruises Not one, but two, exciting Museum fundraising cruis es are on the docket for later this year and early next year. Something for everybody! The September 26, 2010, 14-night Canada/New En gland cruise on the Celebrity Summit will take Museum cruisers to ports in Rhode Island, Mass achusetts, Maine, Nova Scotia, Quebec (two nights), and Prince Edward Island. This round trip cruise from Bayonne, New Jersey, is scheduled to coincide with the beautiful fall folia ge for which this region is famous. Once you hear about the ship lined up for our seven-day March 6, 2011, Museum cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, the ports become almost imma terial! Royal Caribbean's brand new (not even sailing yet as this is written) Allure of the Seas sister ship to the line's Oasis of the Seas, is bound to wow all our Museum cruisers. Besides the usual pleasant shipboard activities, the Allure' s attractions include a carousel, two surf simulato rs for surfers, a zip line, a rising tide bar, rock climbing and an AquaTheater. And you will wan t to be sure to take in Central Park, the Royal Promenade, the Casino Royale, Studio B (ice s hows and ice skating), and the sports court/miniatu re golf course! Oh, yes, by the way, the ship leaves from Fort Lauderda le and goes to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maa rten, before returning to Fort Lauderdale! Make your reservations soon with Travel Leader s (386-445-0007 or 888-652-1365) to reserve the cur rent prices. If you still have questions at the time of the reunion, Pat and Arvid Olson and June Barlow Riesz will be in the Museum Exhibit Room to answer them and take your reservations! Store As we go to print, ordering of store items for the reunion is still in progress. But we do know alrea dy that the Museum's 2010 collectible ornament and 2011 full-color calen dar are going to be extra special. Both feature th e work of our much admired Zonian artist, Al Sprague The ornament is taken from Al's pollera painting titled "Katalina de Balboa." Al explains, "This oil painting features a young woman who reminded me of my classmate Kathleen Steiner so I named it after her." Although Kathleen, unfortunately, died a few months ago, this painting is a beautiful tri bute to her, and the ornament is a standout with its frame reflecting el ements of the timbleques the women are wearing in t heir hair. "Katalina de Balboa" and 13 other memorable Sprague works are represented in our 2011 calendar, which will be a new, larger size than our previous calendars. New books, plush alligators (commemorating our partnership with the UF Gators!), bright yellow tote bags, and a new Shorty & Slim CD (Rust, Termites and Juega Vivos with music dedicated to a deceased Museum board member, Chris Skeie ) are among the items you will see at the reunion thi s year. We've also been able to restock the ever pop ular Cocina Panamea and La Pollera which will help carry out the Society's reunion theme, Viva Panama! Dorn Thomas a Museum trustee, will be available for anyone in terested in finding out more about the Museums Roosevelt Medal Certificate program fo r descendents of Roosevelt Medal holders. We'll have a few of our store items for sale i n the Museum Exhibit Room; but to see them all, be sure to look for the Panama Canal Museum's tables in the Vendors' Room! See you there! Volunteers We always need lots of volunteers for all the se activities in the exhibit room. The work is fun that is why a number of our volunteers return year after year. The people come to you, and there are even some sit-down jobs! If youd like to help us with the silent auction, store, or any of the ot her myriads of jobs we have available, please conta ct the Museum. We need YOU! Museum Exhibit Room Hours, July 1-4 Thursday (9 AM7 PM), Friday (1 PM6 PM), Saturday (9 AM6 PM), Sunday (9 AM11 AM)
Page 10 Panama Canal Museum nrnrn n n nrr r rrnr rn nr!r" rrnnn#$nrnr%rnr# r$rrrn #&n 'rn(n'nn$ rr# rrnr)$rr nrnnn nrrrn n*n$n'nn nrrr r+,r'n $n* nrr%n%rn nr'nrn'r-( ').) )/nrn rnnnrr'rnr n n(rn rn'#r%rrr# nrn # n'nr-(n n-(# -nnrn rrnnnnn nnrnrn rrnrr$nnn nnnn$nnnr rrn/rr r' 0n-nnnn n'r nn rrrnn'n n #-'nrn$&r# rrn 1#2nnr n# r#+nn rr3nrr' ,n,n$nrn'+n nrrr# rn n*nrn' nrnn' n4#rnrr/n# The sponsorship of a Panama Canal Museum in a Trunk for Puerto Rico by Luis Manuel Carrillo, Jr., & Ass ociates, P.S.C., in Puerto Rico pointed to the need for a tr anslation to Spanish of our four lesson plans with their accompanying activities for students from elementar y to high school level, four PowerPoint presentatio ns, and miscellaneous information totaling over 300 pages. The Museums education curator, Kalika Novoa and volunteer Henry Mizrachi translated; volunteer Brenda Furlong tackled the editing work. Thank you, all!
Page 11 Panama Canal Museum The filmmaker is using a book written by Van Hardve lds wife about his experiences working on the canal.
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Page 14 Panama Canal Museum nr n r!"#$!$%nrrnn n n !""n n#" nn$ n%n &' (()*+*n, -n". n -n#"/!0n %1 23445 -n nn#" #r n 6# nr!7 r" ##n r 88('n nn #9# 2&''' "##n# n n )' n#"" *# n r #r7 r ## r %n!:8 7 &;nnn# < n,)n 23;' %!""n n"#4*n n!7 (='!7(=;#n> # !n8**87# 23(& %"0.$ ?r7r1n" 5n!-nn nn7-n #n n# -n7@n&4 23;' < /! #22r "nn nnr r n r #&(n # 23'n#2' '' ?#*#%#@A"* *#4n !@A" @n# #=2n! 2(nn" 8 #n5 n -n#5 n n nnrn nr nnn n !n"n#$n !$nn% nrWhat: Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race Where: Panama Canal When: March 26 to 28 Distance: 50 miles, broken into various events On the Web: www.cayucorace.org On display in Brevard County: The Due Process one of the winningest boats in the history of the Ocean-to-Ocean Race, is on display at The Cocoa Beach Surf Company in Cocoa Beach, on loan from the University of Florida. The boat won its first race in 1975 and saw much success until it was retired in 1999. It was donated to the Panama Canal Museum of Seminole, which recently partnered with UF. n r "n n nn
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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 Buildings & Facilities Shawn Rupp Collections Committee Gerry DeTore Exhibit Committee Robert F. Zumbado Information Technology John P. Coffey Oral History Richard D. Morgan Store Committee Katherine Egolf Trustees Fred Bremer Richmond F. Brown, Ph.D. Dick Cunningham Frank Stevens Hawks Robert J. Karrer, Jr. Barbara Bonanno Marshall Paul Morgan, Ph.D. Rachel A. Schipper, Ph.D. J. Dorn Thomas Board of Advisors Robert K. Dawson William R. Gianelli Thomas R. Goethals D. P. McAuliffe Robert McMillan PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM 7985 113th Street, Suite 100 Seminole, Florida 33772 Tel. (727)-394-9338 Fax (727)-394-2737 Email: email@example.com www.panamacanalmuseum.org EIN 59-3532182 Museum Hours: MondaySaturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm This newsletter is published by the Panama Canal Mu seum for its members, donors and benefactors. Additional copies can be obtained by writing or emailing the Museum. The Mu seum is staffed by a museum director, education curator, two part-t ime clerical assistants and volunteers who graciously donate the ir time and skills to carry on the work of the Museum. We acknowledge and thank our many benefactors, donors, volunteers and friend s who continue to assist this important project. Membership Representatives Alabama Larry Siegel firstname.lastname@example.org Arizona Carl Berg email@example.com Southern California Joan De Grummond Tina Cartotto Ressa firstname.lastname@example.org Carolinas Alice Latimer email@example.com Miami, Florida Hindi Diamond firstname.lastname@example.org Ormond Beach, Florida Mickey Walker Fitzgerald email@example.com Pensacola, Florida Barbara Egolf Dedeaux firstname.lastname@example.org Barbara Vose-Kulig email@example.com Sarasota, Florida Barbara Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org Tampa Bay, Florida Muriel Whitman Cristobal43@tampabay.rr.com Atlanta, Georgia Marie Drake email@example.com Pacific Northwest Dan & Pat Nellis firstname.lastname@example.org Poconos Gordon Davis Gdavis1@comcast.net Kerrville, Texas Jo-Anne Fields Joanne_fields@hotmail.com Seattle, Washington Marilynn Abreau Stevens email@example.com Page 16 Panama Canal Museum Please join us . April 17 : Space Coast Bunco V, a fund raiser for the PCM, will be held at the Dog n Bone Pub in Cocoa Villag e, FL. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-455-1649 for info. July 1 4 : Panama Canal Society Reunion at Orlando's Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Visit the PCM Exhibit Room a nd vending tables. September 26 October 10 : Panama Canal Museum Fundraiser Cruise to Canada/New England on Celebrity's Summit March 6 13, 2011 : Panama Canal Museum Fundraiser cruise to the Eastern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas THE PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM MISSION AND VISION The mission of the Panama Canal Museum is to document, interpret and articulate the role of the United States in the history of Panama, with emphas is on the construction, operation, maintenance and defense of the Panama Canal and the contributions t o its success by people of all nationalities. The vision of the Panama Canal Museum is to achieve national and international recognition as t he foremost source of historical information uniquely dedicated to documentation of the United States participation in the history of Panama.