Friday 8th September 2023.

September 8, 2023

TGIF, … yes it is Freaky, Friday, Fun Facts. What has Ingrid got in store for us this week… Ingrid has gone up to Boca Raton in Florida for work. But his morning quietly in her hotel room we find out a lot of Freaky Friday Fun Facts about Boca Raton, and they are really interesting.

Yazmin takes a look at what Panama has to offer in the world of entertainment. What you can be doing, where and when you can be doing it!  Also born on this day in music… Today, 1932: Patsy Cline country music singer. Her hits began in 1957 with Donn Hecht’s and Alan Block’s ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’, Hank Cochran’s and Harlan Howard’s ‘I Fall to Pieces’, Willie Nelson’s ‘Crazy’ and ended in 1963 with Don Gibson’s ‘Sweet Dreams’. She died aged 30 on 5 March 1963 at the height of her career in a plane crash. She was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.


In the last hour today we have, Ana Elizabeth Gonzalez from the Canal Museum. The Canal Museum commemorates its 26th anniversary with the opening of its new exhibit, “The Canal in Panamanian Hands.”

Tatania Alverez, Gerry, Ana Elizabeth Gonzalez.

Panama City, September 6, 2023. The Canal Museum, a cultural and educational landmark, is ready to celebrate its twenty-sixth anniversary in grand style. This year, the celebration reaches its climax with the inauguration of the new exhibit, “The Canal in Panamanian Hands,” which is part of the museum’s room renovation project that has been underway for the past three years, under the direction of Ana Elizabeth González, Executive Director and Chief Curator. I removed “renovada” (renovated) because technically the exhibit already existed before, but what do you think? I replaced it with “which is part of…”

Since its inception 26 years ago, the Canal Museum has been a beacon of knowledge and culture, and this year is no exception. The anniversary festivities will include a series of events that will delight visitors of all ages.

Key date: The highlight of the celebration will be on September 15 when the doors of the new permanent exhibit, “The Canal in Panamanian Hands,” open. This exhibit traces the history of the Panama Canal from its transfer to Panamanian hands on December 31, 1999, to the present day. Highlighting the achievements of the Panamanian administration, the transformations the route has undergone, and the challenges it faces in continuing to serve the world, the exhibit will address essential topics such as environmental protection, canal infrastructure, gender gap in the institution, and the future challenges we face as a nation for our sustainability and progress.

Open House Day: As part of the festivities, on Saturday, September 9, the Canal Museum will open its doors free of charge to all visitors starting at 9:00 a.m. It will be a unique opportunity to explore the cultural and educational riches that the museum has to offer.

Special Events: Throughout the month of September, a series of special events will take place, including guided tours, discussions, and enriching dialogues. We highlight the guided tour on Sunday, September 17, titled “Torrijos-Carter Treaties: Toward a Fair and Equitable Treaty,” which will explore a critical moment in the history of the Panama Canal. Additionally, on Sunday, September 24, visitors can delve into the history of our iconic building.

Finally, on Monday, September 25, a dialogue will be held at the museum, where the findings of a study on the learning of Panama Canal history will be shared. This study was led by the Canal Museum with the support of SENACYT. This enlightening study details the content and the learning process in the subject of Panama History in official schools in the country at the pre-media and media levels, with an emphasis on teaching about the History of the Panama Canal.

The Canal Museum invites you to join this historic celebration and be part of its mission to educate, inspire, and preserve the rich history and heritage of Panama and its Canal. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the new permanent exhibit and enjoy the activities that will take place throughout the month of September.

For more information and details about the complete event schedule, please visit our website at or follow us on our social media channels.

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