Age: 9+, watch a free video documentary (1:23) history of Panama Canal & info on creation of canal, engineers & workers, & obstacles they faced. After watching, use the menu on the left side of the screen to: *Travel Virtually Through the Panama Canal *Watch an Animation of How the Panama Canal Works *Download a Teacher’s Guide *Also many video documentaries archived on the site to enhance education.
Wally “Famous” Amos’ November 18,1980 Wally “Famous” Amos’ signature Panama hat and embroidered shirt are donated to the National Museum of American History’s Business Americana collection. It is the first memorabilia added to the collection by an African American entrepreneur and recognizes the achievement of Amos, who built his company from a mom-and-pop enterprise to a $250 million cookie manufacturing business.
La Peregrina Pearl - La Peregrina is one of the most famous pearls in the world. Its history spans almost 500 years, and it has passed from the African slave who found it at Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama, to European kings and queens. Most recently, the pearl belonged to Elizabeth Taylor.