Panama Canal Zone Day
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To celebrate the centennial of the Panama Canal opening, the Florida Museum of Natural History is partnering with UF’s George A. Smathers Libraries to host Panama Canal Zone Day on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Focusing on Panama’s cultural and natural environmental influences, the free event features traditional polleras dancers, mola artwork, Panamanian butterflies and moths, storytelling and fossils. Visitors with a connection to Panama are invited to record brief oral histories during the event, and have their stories added to the Smathers Libraries’ Panama and the Canal digital collection. Food from High Springs Orchard and Bakery will be available for purchase.
The polleras dancers of the Sentimiento Panameno dance group will perform at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
For more information, visit http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/PanamaCanalCentennial/.