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Panama Canal Museum Review
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Panama Canal Museum (Seminole, Fla.) -- Records and correspondence.
Panama Canal (Panama) -- History.
Canal Zone -- History.
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Panama Canal Museum
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University of Florida
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Title:
Panama Canal Museum Review
Physical Description:
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English
Creator:
Panama Canal Museum
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Panama Canal Museum
Place of Publication:
Seminole, Fla.
Publication Date:

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Panama Canal Museum (Seminole, Fla.) -- Records and correspondence.
Panama Canal (Panama) -- History.
Canal Zone -- History.
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serial   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Funding:
Panama Canal Museum

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Source Institution:
Panama Canal Museum
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 660020455
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UF00095849:00016

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THE


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CANAL ZONE POLICE EXHIBIT


EXHIBIT


Affiliations
* American Association of Museums
* American Association for State and
Local History
* Canal Zone Study Group
* Florida Association of Museums
* Isthmian Collectors Club
* Leave a Legacy Program
* Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.
* St. Petersburg Chamber of
Commerce


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The history of the Canal
Zone Police is the theme of
the annual exhibit developed
for the Panama Canal Society
of Florida Reunion in July
2002. The exhibit is
comprised primarily of
photographs beginning in the
first days of the Canal Zone's
Finest in 1904 until the force
was phased out in 1982 under
the terms of the Carter-
Torrijos Treaty.
Former members of the
Police Division, Bill Kessler,
Mike Gordon, Rick Williams,
George Tochterman, Bill
Thrift and Jimmy Young and
the families of Homer
Crooks, Don Rudy, Dick
Tomford, and Russell Dean
Anderson worked with the
museum staff to develop the
exhibit. Gilbert Freund,
Robert and Nellie Engelke,
Russell Lary also helped with
artifacts and photos.
Besides a collection of
historical photographs, the
museum has two full sized
mannequins dressed in full
uniform and a number of hard
artifacts representing the
police history.
COMMEMORATIVES
What has become a
museum tradition, an annual
commemorative calendar and
T-shirt to complement the
annual exhibit, continues at
the Museum Gift Shop in the
Vendor Room and the Exhibit


www. Aana


Room. The calendars display
a select group of photos of
police history and are priced
at $6 each. The T-shirts have
the emblem shown to the left
on the left front of the shirt
and a waving American flag
with a superimposed badge
on the back. The shirts are
gray and are priced at $15.
SILENT AUCTION
A new feature in the
Exhibit Room at the 2002
Reunion is a silent auction.
The auction is intended as a
fundraising activity for the
museum and has a diverse
selection of Panama Canal
related items as well as
entertainment packages at
national restaurants and
special patriotic Red, White
and Blue baskets and bags
containing a selection of
goodies. Two of the original
limited edition silver medals
minted by the museum to
commemorate the end of the
American Era will be
auctioned.
NEW ITEMS
The museum has created
two very special
commemoratives for sale.
The second commemorative
medal available in silver and
bronze has been minted. This
medal recognizes the
Centennial of the founding of
the Republic of Panama and
the signing of the Panama
Canal Treaty in 1903.
Presidents Theodore
Roosevelt and Manuel


Amador Guerrero are shown
on the face of the medal.
A 2002 Christmas
Ornament with the Canal
Zone Seal on a 3-inch
diameter gold plated filigreed
frame was made specifically
for the museum The
ornament comes in a
presentation embossed box.
Photos of these new items
appear later in this newsletter.
Also available are special
custom certificates
recognizing those who were
awarded the Roosevelt Medal
for Construction Day service.
The certificates make a great
gift for descendants of
Roosevelt Medal awardees.
These items can be
purchased at the Reunion, the
museum website or gift shop.


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Wall of Honor Transit Completions
(as of June 10, 2002)

First Transit ($1,500 to $2,999)

Lucille Abernathy Carol Ruoff Goulet Hobey & Lisa Richey
John Brayton Isthmian Collectors Club Robert Roy Sr.
James Cook Charles & Maxine Keenan Lewis & Sandra Taber
Curtis Fitzgerald Lesley Litzenberger J. Dorn Thomas
Alan Ford William & Virginia Lyons Steve & Mary Vaughn
Thomas R. Goethals Robert & Colleen Mate

Second Transit ($3,000 to $4,499)


Reginald & Beverly Hayden Bob & Marguerite Zumbado

Third Transit ($4,500 to $5,999) Fourth Transit ($6,000) LIFE MEMBER

Dollar Club Katherine Egolf
C. B. Fenton, Co.
Frank R. & Helen Leves
James MacLaren


How Are We Doing?


FINANCES
The health of a project,
no matter how worthy, is
whether it has the financial
support necessary to keep it
viable and growing.
The museum has been in
existence for over four years at
this time and has continued to
grow both in terms of its
collections, its volunteer base
and physical plant.
Unfortunately the
membership base is not
keeping pace with the needs of
the museum to go beyond being
a warehouse of artifacts and
documents to become a true
museum where exhibits and
public access are available.
An analysis of the
museum membership and
donor base shows that to grow
to a true basic museum, a paid
staff of at least two is required.
This will require a stable donor
base of at least $100,000 per
year and a membership base of
about $50,000. At the token
annual dues of $24 this equates
to a total stable membership of
2,000.


Since


the


museum


membership drive beginning in
November 1, 2001, the museum
has only attracted slightly less
than 600 members, far short of
the identified needs, reports
Barbara Peterson, Museum
Secretary.
Donations for 2002 to
date are at $47,000 which
compares to $43,000 for the
previous year. The gift shop
and special fund raising has so
far made it possible to support
the lease of the larger office and
exhibit space. But the museum
does not show the grassroots
financial support in terms of
numbers of members or
donations necessary to
productively seek corporate and
public grants.
The Board of Trustees
has formed a committee to
develop a contingency plan to
consider the actions that would
be taken should a lack of
sufficient support continue.

COLLECTIONS
The status of the
museum collection is more
optimistic than the above
financial picture. Since 1998


when the museum started
accepting artifacts, documents,
books and photographs, 313
designated collections have
been formally accessioned.
This equates to 770 archival
items, 2,765 library, 1108
photos and 848 objects for a
total of 5,491 items
accessioned.
Formal accessioning is a
rigorous operation. After the
items are determined to be
within the acquisition policy, the
condition and donor are
recorded on index cards. The
items are marked and stored in
a marked container where they
can be retrieved.
The items are then
entered into a museum
computer program where a
thank you letter and deed of gift
are generated. The deeds and
letters are sent to each donor.
Thanks to the Collections
Committee volunteers, Paul
Morgan, Chairperson; Paul
Glassburn; Dick Cunningham;
Marion Evans Blair; Marcy
Corrigan and Kathy Egolf,
nearly 90 percent of the items
that have been received by the


museum have gone
formal accessioning


through the
process.


OUTREACH
The museum was able to
assist a number of educational
organizations the past year.
Extra copies of the Spanish
language Canal Reviews were
donated to the University of
Central Florida and Largo High
School Language Departments.
Outreach activities have also
included donations of several
publications to the Pinellas Park
Public Library and tours of the
museum by John Disharoon's
classes from the Country Day
Academy of Largo.
A number of inquiries
have been received by the
museum that require research
to provide a timely reply. Public
Relations Committee Chair
Lesley Hendricks has
spearheaded this effort. The
museum has also provided
photographs and drawings to
Prentice Hall publishers, CNN
and Associated Press.










JUNE NEWS


Panama Canal Museum
7985 113th Street


Suite 100
Seminole, FL 33772-4785


MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


YES, I would like to join as an Annual Member in the Panama Canal Museum and help preserve the history and memory of
The American Era of the Panama Canal.


I understand that the payment of annual dues will sustain me as a member in good standing for the year
to all the benefits of membership in the museum as outlined on the reverse of this form.


, entitling me


I am also aware that, with the payment of my annual dues, along with any additional donations that I may make, my name on the
museum's Wall of Honor will progress in transit through the Canal.


Annual Dues for Calendar Year 2002
Additional amount to expedite my transit through the Canal
Total Amount Enclosed


Name:

Street Address:

City.

Email Address:


State:


$ 24.00
$
$


Signature:

(Please indicate how your name should appear on the Museum 's Wall ofHonor)


(Optional) I would like my additional contribution (the amount over my dues payment) to be donated in memory of:


(Please show full name or names)


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47 mm Bronze Commemorative Medal $15.00

2002 Museum Christmas Ornament $15.00
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7% Sales Tax for Florida Residents

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All items will be mailed First Class USPS. Add $2.95 for each item ordered for postage and handling. Make
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Board of Trustees


OFFICERS

President
Charles W. Hummer, Jr.
Pinellas Park, FL

Vice President
Joseph J. Wood
Tallahassee, FL

Executive Vice President
Katherine E. Egolf
Pinellas Park, FL

Treasurer
Paul Glassburn
Safety Harbor, FL
Assistant to Treasurer
Joan Ohman
Riverview, FL


Secretary
Barbara Peterson
Sarasota, FL


COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Collections Chair
Paul "Buddy" Morgan, Ph.D.
Lutz, FL

Development Chair
J. Dorn Thomas
Richmond, VA

Exhibits & Special Projects Chair
Chris Skeie
Wesley Chapel, FL


Finance Chair
Davis Stevenson
Lawrenceville, GA

Public Relations Chair
Lesley M. Hendricks
Beaufort, SC

Gift Shop Chair
Faith Brundage
St. Petersburg, FL


TRUSTEES


Marie Gibson
Houston, TX

Reginald M. Hayden, Jr.
Miami, FL

Jack Hern
Zephyrhills, FL

Robert J. "Bob" Karrer, Jr.
Charleston, SC


Richard D. Morgan
Sarasota, FL

Tom Peterson
Sarasota, FL

Marc Quinn
Paitilla, Republic of Panama

Lew Taber
Rohnert Park,CA


Bob Zumbado
Orlando, FL


PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM

7985 113th Street, Suite 100
Seminole, Florida 33772
Tel. (727)-394-9338
Fax (727)-394-2737
Email: president@panamacanalmuseum.org

Editor: Charles W. Hummer, Jr.

This newsletter is published twice annually by the Panama Canal
Museum for its members, donors and benefactors. Additional copies can
be obtained by writing or mailing the museum. The museum is staffed
entirely by volunteers who graciously donate their time and skills to carry
on the work of the museum. We acknowledge and thank our many
benefactors, donors, volunteers and friends who continue to assist this
important project.

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Young Volunteers
It is gratifying and notable to welcome some of
the younger generation into the museum's volunteer
corps. Angela Engelke, daughter of Bob & Nellie
Engelke, designed the T-shirts; and Chris Skeie, III,
helped with layout and composition of the calendar and
police exhibit. Marcy Corrigan, wife of David Corrigan,
volunteers weekly inputting accessioning data into the
museum database program.
More young people are needed to step up to
sustain the museum into the future.

Board Actions
At the March 2002 meeting of the board,
several changes to the bylaws were ratified. The board
is now known as the Board of Trustees. A Panel of
Advisors was established to provide counsel and
advice from eminent members of the public. Former
Chairman of the Board of the Panama Canal
Commission, William Gianelli, is a member of this new
panel and others are being approached to serve..
A new designation of Honorary Member was
established, replacing Panama Canal Society
Foundation Fellow. In addition, a new category of
membership Life Member, was added to recognize
donors completing four transits on the Wall of Honor.
The board unanimously approved the
designation of Richard "Pat" Beall as Honorary
Member with a certificate presented to Mr. Beall in late
March.


Sponsorship Opportunities
* Transportation, storage and display of cayuco,
"Due Process," $250
* Wall Display Cases @ $250 each
* New Computer, $1,200
* High Resolution Printer, $400
* High Resolution Scanner, $400
* Computer Network, $600
* Refinishing Tivoli furniture, $1,000
* Refurbish Diablo Theater Seats, $800
* Postcard display sales stand, $75
* Digital video recorder for oral histories, $1,200


























































































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