Panama Canal Museum Has Created Speakers Bureau
Is your organization looking for a special program? Why not invite a representative from the Panama Canal Museum to speak at your next function?
Thanks to a Pinellas County Cultural Development grant, the Panama Canal Museum has created a Speakers Bureau to offer community outreach programs. Twenty non-profit groups will be able to take advantage of the 45-minute programs about The History of the Panama Canal and its Future or the People and Places of Panama. These free lectures are available from September 2008 through the end of January 2009.
The Panama Canal Museum was founded in 1998 to document, interpret and articulate the role played by the United States in the history of Panama, with emphasis on the construction, operation, maintenance and defense of the Panama Canal and the contributions to its success by peoples of all nationalities.
The Panama Canal opened to world commerce on August 15, 1914. Considered one of the most difficult engineering feats of the 20th century it is a tribute to American ingenuity. Today, the canal continues to be a vital link in world trade, carrying more cargo than ever before. Locally both Port Tampa and Port Manatee handle traffic from ships that transit the Panama Canal carrying goods from Asia.
For more information about booking a guest speaker please contact Kalika Novoa, Education Curator, at 727-394-9338 or email email@example.com. The museum is located at 7985 113th Street, Suite 100, Seminole, FL, in the Seminole Office Center. It is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible.
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