Flagler Museum 2010 Annual Report
President’s Letter June 2011 Dear Members, Contributors, Sponsors, and Grantors: As you read this Annual Report, I hope it inspires pride in all that was accomplished at the Museum during 2010, thanks to your generous support. Two thousand ten was a landmark year for both the Museum and the Town of Palm Beach. The year began with the 50th Anniversary of Whitehall’s opening as a public museum and ended with the opening celebration of the Town of Palm Beach’s Centennial Season - and the dedication of a statue of Henry Flagler, a gift to the Town from the Museum. On behalf of my fellow Trustees and the Museum staff, thank you for your continued support. We are committed to working hard every day to make the Flagler Museum a place that we can all be proud of and one of the best house museums in America. Sincerely,
George G. Matthews, President Flagler Museum Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees President
George G. Matthews
Alexander W. Dreyfoos
G. F. Robert Hanke
Kelly M. Hopkins
William M. Matthews
Jesse D. Newman
Thomas S. Kenan, III
John B. Rogers
The Museum’s 2010 winter exhibition New World Eden Artist-Explorers in the Amerian Tropics
Executive Director’s Report The 2010 Season marked the Golden Anniversary of the opening of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum to the public. After acquiring the defunct Whitehall Hotel in 1959, Jean Flagler Matthews set about creating a nonprofit corporation and restoring Whitehall so that it could be opened as a public museum. On February 6, 1960, she personally greeted more than 1,000 people who showed up that first day to see the amazing Beaux-Arts palace built by Henry Flagler in 1902. In conjunction with the Museum’s 50th Anniversary, the Palm Beach Daily News published a 12-page four-color tabloid about the Museum’s history and the Museum created a Special Event Cover, which was canceled with a specially designed postal cancellation on February 6th exactly 50 years to the day that the Museum opened to the public. It is interesting to ponder what Jean Flagler Matthews would think if she could see the restoration of Silver and enamel Orchid Vase, made in 1889 by Tiffany & Co., featured in the New World Eden exhibition. Photo: Hearst Castle/ California State Parks
Whitehall’s interiors, feel the cooler dryer air of the climate control system, walk through the Flagler Kenan Pavilion, or watch the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Museum grounds. Indeed, the Flagler Museum and its programs have come a long way over the first half century of its operation, proving just how farsighted Jean Flagler Matthews was to save Whitehall and to open it to the public.
Exhibitions In 2010 the Museum curated two exhibitions. The winter exhibition, “New World Eden: Artist-Explorers in the American Tropics,” focused on the late nineteenth century fascination with the New World tropics and its influence on art and design. A highlight of the exhibition was a display of Martin Johnson Heade’s tropical-theme paintings, the largest of which, “The Great Florida Sunset,” was commissioned and owned by Henry Flagler and is rarely exhibited. Another highlight was the amazing Tiffany & Co. “Orchid Vase,” which had not been exhibited outside California in over a century and which the public briefly had the opportunity to see up close only one other time since it was made for exhibition at the Exposition Universelle of 1889.
school groups, making it possible for more than 4,000 students to visit the Museum each year as part of their fourth and fifth-grade curriculum. In addition to the general school tour program, for the 24th year the Museum hosted its Inter-generational Mentor Program for Art, Culture, and Technology (or IMPACT), pairing students from U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary and Grassy Waters Elementary with Museum Docents to develop the students’ creative writing skills.
Children tour “Mizner Mediterranean” with the Education Director during the Children’s Exhibit Activity.
The fall Exhibition, “Mizner Mediterranean: The Origins of Palm Beach Style,” was curated by the Museum in conjunction with Palm Beach’s Centennial Season. The distinctive look of Palm Beach architecture is recognized around the world and this exhibition explored the genius of renowned architect Addison Mizner, who created Palm Beach’s classic Mediterranean revival style and helped fashion the town into an alluring destination.
The West Room of the Museum has been described by critics as the best chamber music venue in South Florida. In its eleventh year, the Flagler Museum Music Series continued to draw critical acclaim and national attention with concerts by violinist Frank Almond, the Leipzig String Quartet, the Amelia Piano Trio, Intersection, and the American String Quartet. As a testament to the quality of the Series, four pieces from the 2010 Season were chosen for broadcast on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.
Programs and Member Events The programs for the 2010 Season included a wide variety of formats with something for every member of the family. Offerings ranged from a forum moderated by John Loring of Museum Directors from the Gilded Age House Museums of Newport, the Frick Collection, Vizcaya, the Huntington Library and Gardens, the Frick Art and Historical Center, and the Flagler Museum to lectures, concerts, the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. For 30 years the Museum’s Members and Contributors have underwritten the cost of visiting the Museum for
Gilded Age Directors’ Forum
The Leipzig String Quartet performs in the West Room
The 26th annual Whitehall Lecture Series focused on popular entertainment during the Gilded Age with lectures on The Kid of Coney Island: The Rise of American Amusement Parks, Vaudeville: From Small-Time Acts to Ziegfield’s Follies, Illusions, Innovations, and Magical Sensations: The Great Magicians of the Gilded Age, Nickelodeon City: The Origins of the Movie Industry, and Oscar Wilde: Ambassador to the Aesthetic. And, because anyone can join the lectures live via the Internet and not only hear the lecturer but also see the slides presented, the potential size of the audience for these lectures is limitless. Open seasonally from Thanksgiving weekend through the Saturday before Easter, Café des Beaux-Arts has become ever more popular with Museum Members and visitors. The view from the Flagler Kenan Pavilion across Lake Worth and the tea fare served on Whitehall Collection™ china with Whitehall Special Blend™ tea - all within the beautiful surroundings of a Beaux-Art railway palace - is an incomparable experience.
the Museum to enjoy children’s activities culminating in a hunt for thousands of eggs hidden in Whitehall’s enormous East and South Lawns.
Cody Schuler and Pine Mountain Railroad perform at the Bluegrass in the Pavilion concert to benefit South Arts’ Gulf Coast emergency planning
There’s no better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at the Flagler Museum - a National Historic Landmark built as a wedding gift and homage to love - and the Museum’s Valentine’s Day Tea in the Café des Beaux-Arts this past year was more popular than ever among Museum Members and visitors.
engaged students in a re-enactment of Flagler’s arrival in Key West celebrating the completion of the Over-Sea Railroad. Following the activity, each child received their own copy of Kidnapped in Key West, a historical novel for kids based around the building of the Over-Sea Railroad.
In honor of Florida History Month, observed each year from March 15th through April 15th, the Museum works with a large group of children in an after-school activity that teaches them in a fun and engaging way a little about Florida history. In 2010 Kidnapped in Key West authors Edwina Raffa and Annelle Rigsby
The tradition of an Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Roll really took off in America when President Rutherford B. Hayes first invited children to the lawn of the White House in 1878. The Museum’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt continues this tradition and has become extremely popular. More than 650 people gathered at
The past decade has seen a number of catastrophic challenges to the survival of arts and culture organizations in the southeast. As a way of helping to meet those challenges, each of the past six years, the Museum has hosted Bluegrass in the Pavilion, a concert featuring the best Bluegrass groups in the country, with the proceeds going to support South Arts’ Gulf Coast Emergency Planning, the mission of which is to aid arts organizations and help artists prepare for and recover from disasters. In 2010, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad and the Larry Stephenson Band gave an outstanding concert in the Museum’s Flagler Kenan Pavilion. Each year it seems more families decide to celebrate Mother’s Day by treating mother to the Mother’s Day Tea at the Museum’s Café des BeauxArts, and Mother’s Day in 2010 was no exception. The view of the West Palm Beach skyline across Lake Worth, the Whitehall Special Blend™ Tea, the scrumptious tea sandwiches, the Whitehall Collection™ China, and the beautiful Beaux-Arts interior of the Flagler Kenan Pavilion all combine to make Mother’s Day Tea at the Flagler Museum a very special experience. Middle school students love the idea of solving crimes and because most of the forensic techniques used to solve crimes today were developed during the Gilded Age, “Crime Investigation during the Gilded Age” has been the Museum’s most popular summer camp. Each summer, campers learn how to collect and evaluate fingerprints, how to test blood types, how to make casts of footprints, and how to do hair analysis - culminating in an exercise in which they use those skills to solve a mock crime.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Independence Day was one of the very few National Holidays celebrated during Henry Flagler’s lifetime and great fanfare was in order on that day. During Flagler’s life 20 versions of the American flag flew over our country as new states were added. The Flagler Museum celebrated Independence in 2010 by opening the Flagler Kenan Pavilion to Members at the Sustaining level and above. The Pavilion was decorated with the 20 versions of the American flag and Railcar No. 91 was festooned with red, white, and blue bunting. Leading up to the spectacular finale of fireworks over Lake Worth, Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor read the Declaration of Independence, which was followed by patriotic songs performed by the Boca raTONES while Members enjoyed ice cream and lemonade. The Museum celebrates Grandparents Day each year with activities designed to engage grandchildren in honoring their
grandparents and reminding us all that the Museum was established by a granddaughter who wanted to honor her grandfather and preserve an important part of Florida’s and America’s heritage. The year was rounded out with a tradition that is now a half century
old, the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the first Sunday in December. Hundreds gathered at the Museum to enjoy Whitehall’s Christmas decorations, hear the Music Room organ and the Drawing Room piano played, meet Santa Claus, listen to The Kings Academy sing Christmas carols in the
Fireworks over Whitehall during the Annual Independence Day Celebration
and upgraded. In 2010 the very large Grand Hall torchieres were completely rewired as were the West Terrace Lanterns. Perhaps the most interesting restoration news of 2010 was the discovery and restoration of the wrought-iron sconces from the east wall of Whitehall’s Courtyard. These sconces, probably made by Mizner Industries, were added during Addison Mizner’s 1925 redecoration of the Courtyard during the Hotel Era, when the stairs into the Courtyard from the Grand Hall were added.
Physical Plant A Florida East Coast Railway $1,000,000 Bond Certificate issued to J. P. Morgan & Co. and signed by J.P. Morgan, Jr.
Courtyard, and attend a lecture on one of the great Christmas stories, O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” by the director of the O. Henry Museum, Valerie Bennett.
Conservation and Restoration During 2010, the Museum was fortunate to receive nearly a quarter million dollars in grant funding from the county, state, and federal levels, as well as from a variety of private
New Spanish language Audio Tours
grantors. The grant funding helped underwrite a variety of projects and programs, including: the development of a Spanish language audio tour, the construction of shelving for the Museum’s Research Library, conservation assessment of the Over-Sea Railroad drawings, and marketing, to name just a few. A list of the generous grantors in 2010 can be found at the end of this Report. Over the years, the many miles of electrical wiring throughout Whitehall is being steadily replaced
New air conditioners installed
The first public area of the Museum to be air conditioned was the West Room of the Hotel Addition, completed in 1996. After 14 years of service, those air-conditioning units were replaced with new energy efficient units that not only cool the space but reduce the humidity levels as well. The new AC units have the additional advantage of being even more durable than the older units, with the result that the Museum should realize both immediate savings in electrical costs and longterm savings in maintenance and replacement costs. By 2010 the Museum’s climate
Refurbished archival space
Leadership and Recognition The Museum has long enjoyed extensive media coverage on the local, national, and international levels. A partial list of media coverage, beyond the extensive local coverage, in 2010 includes: Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine Art and Culture Magazine Asahi TV - (Japan) Florida International Magazine Old House Interiors Orlando Sentinel Portada Magazine Seniors Advocate Southern Living The New York Times Wealth TV - Palatial Passports
Dressing table and chair from a suite of bedroom furniture original to Whitehall’s Blue Room.
control system had been operating for over a decade and was due for a major service. Happily, while the system required a lot of work, it was returned to such a high level of efficiency that the savings in electrical costs will offset the cost of the maintenance in the first year and we can reasonably expect the system to continue to provide very precise climate control for many years to come.
Collections and Acquisitions The Museum was fortunate in 2010 to add a number of important objects to its collection. Among them was: the suite of bedroom furniture original to Whitehall’s Blue Room, including a dressing table, a bureau, two night tables, and two small side chairs,
which came back to the Museum as a gift of Frances Fielding Lewis Beatty and William Henry Anthony Beatty in memory of Anne Kidder Beatty a beautifully restored brass marine clock engraved “FEC,” which was ordered by Henry Flagler in 1911 from the Chelsea Clock Co. - and, an extremely rare Florida East Coast Railway Bond Certificate issued to J. P. Morgan & Co. for $1,000,000 on June 23, 1909 and signed by J.P. Morgan, Jr. The Bond Certificate is particularly interesting because it is only one of two known examples and because it is one of the very limited series of bonds that, in essence, made the development of modern Florida possible. F.E.C. Marine clock, made in 1911 by the Chelsea Clock Co.
The Museum was honored to receive a number of awards in 2010, including: the School District of Palm Beach County, Gold Medalist, Partner in Education Award, the WFLX-Fox 29 First Place Award for Best Museum of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, the Florida Department of Education, Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award, and the Palm Beach Civic Association, Raymond J. Kunkel Award. As 2010 came to a close, the Town of Palm Beach opened its Centennial Season and the Museum was
Bronze statue of Henry Flagler installed on Royal Poinciana Way in conjunction with the Town of Palm Beach’s Centennial Season.
pleased to play an important role in the opening of that very special Season with the gift, installation, and dedication, on December 11th of a statue of Henry Flagler on Royal Poinciana Way. The fact that the bridge terminating on Royal Poinciana is named for Henry Flagler, that it is the Town’s historic entrance
built by Henry Flagler, and that Royal Poinciana Way was originally named Flagler Avenue, all make the location perfectly appropriate for a statue of Henry Flagler. The Statue and installation were underwritten by a generous gift from Col. G. F. Robert Hanke, Vice President of the Flagler Museum and great grandson of Henry Flagler. Indeed, thanks to the Museum’s many Members, Contributors, Sponsors, and Grantors, 2010 was a year filled with excellent Museum programs, exhibitions, and events. It was a year that opened with the Museum Director John Blades’ interview for the Wealth TV show Palatial Passports
Golden Anniversary of Whitehall as a public museum - a gift to the Town, the State, and the Nation from Henry Flagler’s granddaughter, Jean Flagler Matthews, and ended with a gift from the Museum to the Town, at the opening of its Centennial Season, of a statue of its most prominent citizen and benefactor, Henry Flagler.
John Blades Executive Director
Operating Revenue & Expense Report $307,000 (7%) Museum Store & Café
$87,000 (2%) Sponsorships
$450,000 (10%) Membership Dues & Fees
$874,000 (20%) Admissions & Programs
$2,029,000 (46%) Endowment $677,000 (15%) Contributions & Grants $418,000 (9%) Debt Service
$310,000 (7%) Membership
$645,000 (15%) Administration $999,000 (23%) Programs
$150,000 (3%) Development
$521,000 (12%) Exhibitions & Collection Care $347,000 (8%) Security
$461,000 (10%) Physical Plant
$355,000 (8%) Museum Store & Café
$218,000 (5%) Marketing
Contributors, Sponsors, & Grantors $85,000 and above
$5,000 and above continued
Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council
Seth Sprague Educational & Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Harold Byron Smith Wise Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William R. Wister, Jr.
$55,000 and above Relgalf Charitable Foundation $35,000 and above Mr. Eli Wilner † Northern Trust $30,000 and above Palm Beach Post † $25,000 and above Fortin Foundation of Florida Col. & Mrs. G.F. Robert Hanke Mr. Thomas S. Kenan, III Mr. George G. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. William M. Matthews $10,000 and above Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Charitable Foundation Flagler System Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Inc. Mosaic Foundation of R. & P. Heydon Palm Beach Daily News † Randleigh Foundation Trust $5,000 and above Abraham and Beverly Sommer Foundation Bank of America Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John M. Blades Mrs. Cecile M. Draime Flagler System, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Henry Mr. & Mrs. Frederick E. Hopkins, III Mrs. Sterling H. Kenan Lewis Schott Foundation Mr. John Loring † Mrs. Betsy K. Matthews Ralph B. Rogers Foundation
$2,000 and above Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Adams † Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Amling Atwater Kent Foundation Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs Harris Private Bank Helen Harting Abell Fund The Community Foundation for Louisville Depository Jean S. & Frederic A. Sharf Fund Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation The Raymond J. Kunkel Award (in honor of Jean Flagler Matthews) Richard S. Johnson Family Foundation Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John B. Rogers $1,000 and above Mrs. Harold P. Bernstein Boston Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John K. Castle Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation Donald G. & Beverly J. Oren Charitable Gift Fund Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation Dr. & Mrs. James T. Duncan, Jr. † Graham Eckes Palm Beach Academy Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Herbert S. Hoffman Mrs. Philip Hulitar Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Hummel Jasteka Foundaion Mr. & Mrs. James S. Karp Mr. Peter R. Kellogg Mrs. Frank H. Kenan Mr. & Mrs. Douglas M. Kinney Mr. & Mrs. Berton E. Korman Sir Geoffrey & Lady Leigh Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth P. Richter Mr. Stefan B. Richter
$1,000 and above continued Robert Andrew Kriser and Anka Kriser Palitz Family Foundation Rodman Foundation Mr. & Rev. Mrs. E. Rodman Titcomb, Jr. Tory Burch Mr. & Mrs. Leo A. Vecellio, Jr. Mrs. James L. Wiley (the late) Wrightson-Ramsing Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Martin Zelman Ms. Isabelle Haskell de Tomaso $500 and above Ms. Barbara M. Bryant Herndon Foundation Ms. Betty Ann Ireland Mrs. Helene Newman Mrs. Helen K. Persson Mr. H. Rick Prudden, Jr. Rodman Foundation Dr. & Mrs. William T. Seed Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Slocum Mr. David P. Silverman (in memory of Ms. Ethel K. Bob) Watermark Foundation
Chairman - $10,000 Liberty Mutual MasterCard Worldwide President - $5,000 Bessemer Trust Teleperformance Executive - $3,000 HSBC Bank
$200 and above Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Abrams Mr. Wayne Boynton † Mrs. Martha Carpenter † Mr. & Mrs. James M. Clark Mrs. Hope Haskell Jones Kanders Foundation Mr. Robert Alan Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. McConnell Mr. & Mrs. Robert McKean Meek Foundation Merriman Foundation Mrs. Joe Jack Merriman Mr. & Mrs. Pete S. Michaels Mrs. Kathleen R. Pacetti Mr. & Mrs. James C. Pizzagalli Mr. & Mrs. A. Alfred Taubman Mr. William A. Torrey Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Vander Plaat, Jr.
† Denotes a full or partial in-kind contribution Names in bold indicate continuous Membership for five years or more
Annual Members Flagler Associate Members - $5,000 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Alvarez American Ballet Theatre Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Hunter Beebe Mr. & Mrs. John R. Berkley Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Mr. & Mrs. Wallace L. Burt Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Calero Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Cavallari Mrs. John C. LaMonte Mr. Robert P. Leidy Mr. & Mrs. Richard Maidman Miss Marcy Mascara Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert C. Maurer Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Olsen Palm Beach Symphony Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Paradise Fund Mr. & Mrs. Ellis J. Parker RFA Management Company Mr. Derek Rich & Miss Bonnie Ko Dr. Ali Oliver Taeb & Miss Christine Fisher Dr. Susan R. S. Wertheim Mr. & Mrs. Martin Zelman
Mr. & Mrs. John K. Castle Mr. Joseph C. Day Mrs. Beatriz A. Ford Mr. & Mrs. Dana A. Hamel Mr. & Mrs. Shepard Harris Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Hummel Mr. & Mrs. John H. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Peter I. C. Knowles, II Mr. & Mrs. Fred A. Krehbiel Ms. Suzanne R. Leach Ms. Denise LeClair-Robbins Mr. & Mrs. Sam Michaels Mr. & Mrs. George J. Michel, Jr. Mr. Jean Doyen de Montaillou & Mr. Michael A. Kovner Mr. & Mrs. Dudley L. Moore, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jack W. Nicklaus Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Pagliari Mr. Charles S. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Royce Mr. & Mrs. Shouky Shaheen Mr. & Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf Mr. & Mrs. E. LeRoy Swindell Mr. & Mrs. Dominick A. Telesco Mr. & Mrs. Leo Vecellio Mr. & Mrs. George T. Williamson
Benefactor Members - $2,500
Sponsor Members - $500
Mr. & Mrs. Rand V. Araskog Mrs. Cecile Draime Mr. & Mrs. Stanley N. Gaines Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Gendelman Mr. & Mrs. Avram Glazer Mr. & Mrs. Berton E. Korman Miami City Ballet Mr. & Mrs. William G. Pannill Mrs. Alexander R. Raywood Mrs. Lesly S. Smith Mr. Jack C. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Wright
Mr. & Mrs. E. William Aylward Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Bernard Ms. Susan Bodnar Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm G. Bourne, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Bowen Ms. Holly Peterson Breeden Mr. & Mrs. F. Ted Brown, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alerio A. Cardinale Mr. & Mrs. David O. Charland Mr. & Mrs. Alfred M. Ehrenclou Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Eigen Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Eisenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark B. Elhilow Mr. & Mrs. Richard Fennell Mr. & Mrs. Keith Frankel Mrs. Lewis Hay, III Mr. & Mrs. David A. Hirsch Ms. Patricia Jehle & Mr. James Reidy
Patron Members - $1,000 Mr. Andrew J. Armstrong Mr. Ettore Barbatelli Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Buch
Annual Members Continued Mr. & Mrs. John Kessler Mr. Norman E. Mack, II Mrs. Anne C. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose K. Monell Mr. & Mrs. David G. Ober Ms. Anka Kriser Palitz Mr. & Mrs. Ellis J. Parker Mr. Dack Patriarca Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Phelps Mr. & Mrs. Harvey L. Poppel Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth P. Richter Mr. Edward Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Ryan Ms. Vickie Scheuer Mr. & Mrs. Jay R. Schochet Mrs. Selma Terner Slater Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Slocum Mr. & Mrs. Bailey B. Sory, III Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Szalay Tiffany & Co. Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Vander Plaat, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Weber Mr. & Mrs. Shakir A.E. Wissa Sustaining Members - $225 Mr. G. Clifford Abromats & Ms. Janice Worobec Mr. Donald Alducin & Dr. Sharada Shankar-Alducin Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Ammarell Ms. Barbara Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Guy Ashley, II Mr. & Mrs. James Ballentine, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Walter Ballinger Mr. Gary Beach & Mr. Jeffrey Barnett Ms. Anne Bedinger Ms. Katherine Betancourt Mr. & Mrs. A. Max Beverly Mr. George C. Bitting Mr. Jack L. Blanton Mr. & Mrs. William C. Blind Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Boisselle Mr. Frederick T.A. Bollaci & Ms. Marianne B. Siegal Mr. Erik R. Borgen-Larssen, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Breskman Mr. & Mrs. John William Broch
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Brown Mr. & Mrs. LaVerne S. Brown Mr. Douglas J. Buck & Ms. Bobbie D. Lindsay Ms. Fredda Butowsky Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Cabarle Ms. Phyllis A. Callaway Dr. & Mrs. Edgar Covarrubias Mr. & Mrs. Bernard H. Cherry Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Christman Mrs. H. Grant Clark, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Clark Mr. & Mrs. David Click Mr. Vincent T. Cloud Mr. & Mrs. John P. Cohen Ms. Melinda Colchico Mr. & Mrs. Bradley I. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Frederick L. Cone Mrs. Stephania S. Conrad Mr. & Mrs. J. Patterson Cooper Dr. & Mrs. Edgar Covarrubias Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Cowell Rev. & Mrs. Richard M. Cromie Mr. Anthony W. Cuseo Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Dahlberg Ms. Judith David Mr. Angelo L. Davila Mr. & Mrs. John W. Davis, III Mr. Thomas I. Davis, Jr. Mr. Lawrence F. DeGeorge & Mrs. Suzanne Niedland DeGeorge Mr. Leonard D. DeMaio Mr. & Mrs. Robert DeValle Mr. Wayne W. Diller Mr. & Mrs. Wayne F. Dimm Dr. & Mrs. James T. Duncan, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Alan G. Eades Mr. & Mrs. George T. Elmore Ms. Susan Faries Mr. & Mrs. Robert Federman Mr. & Mrs. Lou Fernandez Mr. Peter Fields Mrs. Elayne Flamm Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Flucke Names in bold indicate continuous Membership for five years or more
Annual Members Continued Sustaining Members - $225 continued Mr. & Mrs. James R. Freney Dr. & Mrs. Ralph I. Freudenthal Mrs. Marianne L. Fultz Mr. & Mrs. John Galiardo Mr. & Mrs. Richard Galley Mr. & Mrs. Adolfo Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Peter N. Geisler Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Gilreath, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Giuliani Mr. & Mrs. Arnold S. Goldin Mr. Joel Goodman & Ms. Shelley Rashotsky Mrs. Jean B. Gore Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Groves Mr. Heinz L. Gundlach Mrs. W.P. Gwinn Ms. Maryann L. Hajduk Mr. Stanley A. Hamel Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Hanley Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Harper Ms. Nancy Hart Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Heck Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Hennessy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Henry Ms. Patricia E. Herbert Ms. Judith M. Hodge Dr. Sharon Rife Hoffer Mr. Richard D. Horowitz & Mrs. Diana Downs Ms. Maryann Hoskins Mr. & Mrs. Hal B. Howard Mr. & Mrs. James H. Howe, III Ms. Rebecca Hsu Mr. & Mrs. John S. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Imbrogno Dr. & Mrs. Jorge L. Inga Mr. & Mrs. C. Morgan Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Eric M. Javits Ms. Kata Jenkins Mrs. Jeanne Kanders Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Kassatly Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Kean Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Kellogg Mr. Kermit R. Kimball, Jr. Mr. William P. King The Honorable & Mrs. Richard M. Kleid Mr. Roger Klietz
Mr. & Mrs. Dana Koch Mr. & Mrs. John Koch Mr. & Mrs. John M. Kubeck Ms. Denise Kunhardt Mr. & Mrs. Kevin T. Lamb Mr. Douglas P. Lambert Mr. & Mrs. William Lane Mr. Charles F. Lanigan Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Larmoyeux Ms. Donna Levin & Mr. Denis Loring Mr. Eric Levine & Ms. Millie Dayton Mr. Robert Alan Lewis Lightner Museum Mrs. Eli Lippman Ms. Ann W. Logsdon & Mr. Dennis L. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. John Long Mrs. Linda Lowden Ms. Fran B. Luckoff Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin S. Macfarland, III Ms. Anita E. Manuel & Ms. Wanita Detonia Mr. & Mrs. Charles Markarian Mr. & Mrs. Randolph A. Marks Mr. Kent A. Martinson Ms. Olivera N. Mazza Mr. & Mrs. C.H. McCall Ms. Denise P. McCann Honorable Jack McDonald Mr. Neil McGinness Mr. & Mrs. T. Bragg McLeod Mr. & Mrs. Patrick H. Shearin Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Meek, Jr. Mr. Michael J. Mellquist Mr. Robert A. Mileti & Ms. Susan Bartsch Mr. & Mrs. Alan H. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Millhiser Mr. & Mrs. John H. Morris, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Hosmer Morse Dr. & Mrs. John T. Murray Mrs. Agnes C. Musch Mr. & Mrs. Ronald N. Napoli Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Neri Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Oâ€™Neill Mr. & Mrs. Christopher D. Orthwein Mrs. Sharon E. Owens Mr. Jerry K. Pearlman Ms. Faith Perkins
Annual Members Continued & Charter Members Sustaining Members - $225 continued Mr. Dale E. Pflum & Mr. Javier Yanes Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Price Mr. Richard A. Raffo Mr. Charles W. Ranson, Jr. & Ms. Heidi L. Steiger Dr. & Mrs. G. David Raymond Mr. & Mrs. Mark E. Raymond Mr. David V. Reese Mr. Kevin Reilly Ms. Joyce Reingold Mr. & Mrs. Bernard E. Reisman Mr. Allan E. Ridall Mrs. Ruby S. Rinker & Mr. Andrew Bytnar Mr. & Mrs. Todd Savage Mr. & Mrs. David H. Scaff Ms. Janet Schaaf Dr. Frank Schmalleger Ms. Faith Z. Schullstrom Ms. Barbara A. Selecman Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Sexton Mr. & Mrs. Patrick H. Shearin Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Shebell, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Harold M. Singer Mr. & Mrs. Peter Skeadas Mr. & Mrs. Michael B. Small Mrs. Page W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Eliot I. Snider Mr. & Mrs. Raymond W. Snow Mr. Sheridan Snyder & Ms. Teri Swift Mr. & Mrs. Perry J. Spencer Ms. Brenda Star Mr. Peter C. Steingraber Ms. Louise H. Stephaich Mr. & Mrs. Moses Sternlieb Mrs. Lynn Stockford & Mr. Keith Lang Mr. Dyson Parke Stockman Ms. Bonnie B. Stratton & Mr. Roger A. Hamstreet Mr. & Mrs. R. Michael Strickland Mr. & Mrs. James Stroscheim Ms. Melissa Sullivan Ms. Patti W. Sullivan Mr. George Switlyk Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Theis, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Turner Mr. & Mrs. John T. Tuttle
Mr. & Mrs. Leon R. Vedovato Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Wallshein Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Warren Mrs. William S. Watchman, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Herb Weissman Mr. & Mrs. Sam Whittaker Mr. & Mrs. Jere H. Williams Mr. & Mrs. Scott Wood Mr. & Mrs. Orator E. Woodward Mr. & Mrs. James M. Woolems Mr. Samuel Wornom Marques & Marquesa de San Damian
Charter Members Mr. John W. Anderson, II Mrs. Henry Barkhausen Mr. & Mrs. Arthur R. Burck Mrs. Harry V. Fox Mr. & Mrs. Gordon P. Getty Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Gordon Mrs. Eileen Zantzinger Holberg Ms. Rosemarie Leonhardt Miss Kenan Lewis Dr. & Mrs. Michael Longo Mrs. Christina Matthews Macfarland Mr. Paul L. Maddock, Jr. Mrs. Richard C. Pietrafesa Madame Athanase Politis Mr. Roy A. Povell Mrs. Robert Salisbury Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Schlang Ms. Jane L. Swing Mr. Richard T. Taylor Mr. Charles Turner Ms. Muriel Wolinsky Ms. Fortunata Yannacone
Names in bold indicate continuous Membership for five years or more
Life Members Mrs. Murray Altman Ms. Margaret J. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. John W. Annan Mr. & Mrs. Carl Apfel Ms. Marsha Baker Mr. Robert B. Baker Mrs. Nelle Ball Mrs. Gini Bantle Mr. & Mrs.William Barfknecht Ms. Anne K. Beatty Ms. Anita Beck Mrs. Elise Bedle Ms. Diane Belfer Ms. Betty Bench Ms. Caroline J. Bennett Ms. Betsy Berkshire Mrs. Harold P. Bernstein Mrs. John H. Birdsall Ms. Grace P. Blackwell Ms. Edith G.H. Bliss Mrs. Concey Bonfanti Ms. Janice Branyan Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Braun Mrs. J. Porter Brinton, Jr. Ms. Mary Brockman Mr. John J. Brogan Ms. Gale Sorensen Brophy Mr. & Mrs. William A. Bryan Ms. Jean R. Bryde Mrs. William E. Buckley Mr. & Mrs. Edwin O. Bussey, Jr. Mr. Frank Osgood Butler, II Mrs. Theresa Callahan Mrs. Dorothy May Campbell Mr. Thomas M. Chastain Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Coffman Mr. & Mrs. R.J. Comerford Mr. Lawrence H. Connelly Ms. Wynne Cook Mr. & Mrs. William W. Crawford Ms. Dolores G. DeArmas Mr. & Mrs. J. Simpson Dean, Jr.
Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon Mrs. John R. Donnell Mr. & Mrs. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Ms. Betsy Dyals Mrs. Harriett M. Eckstein Mr. Jim Edward Ms. Ellen Ellis Mr. & Mrs. George T. Elmore Mr. & Mrs. Jose Pepe Fanjul Mrs. William J. Farnbauch Dame Celia Lipton Farris Mrs. Claire Finnefrock Mrs. Max M. Fisher Mrs. Miles Q. Fiterman Mr. & Mrs. William E. Flaherty Mrs. Jerre Foley Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Forst Mr. & Mrs. John N. Foster, Jr. Mrs. Frank Fritz Mrs. Christine Fryer Mrs. Anna E. Ganitsch Mrs. Robert D. Gardiner Mr. Melvin Gelman Mrs. Kay Gerretsen Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gilbert Ms. Ruth Girardi Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Glennon Mr. & Mrs. Murray H. Goodman Miss Jane-Fenwick Goodwin Mrs. Norman J. Gorringe, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George H. Gough Mrs. Harriet R. Gould Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Grant, Jr. Mrs. Robert F. Griffith, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Gross, II Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Gross Miss Phyllis K. Guy Col. & Mrs. G.F. Robert Hanke Mr. Matthew S. Hannon Mrs. Henry F. Harris Ms. Charlotte Hennessey
Ms. Patricia E. Herbert Mr. John D. Herrick Mrs. Nell Hight Mr. Roland D. Hill Countess Henrietta de Hoernle Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Hoey Ms. Jane B. Holzer Mrs. Kelly M. Hopkins Mr. Cass S. Hough Mrs. Philip Hulitar Mr. Gerhard M. Hutter Mrs. Paul R. Ilyinsky Mrs. Howard E. Imhof Ms. Mary V. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Judson Mrs. Marie Kagan Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Kalen Mrs. Simone Karoff Ms. Annette Karp Ms. Lorraine Kasper Mr. & Mrs. Arch A. Katcher Mrs. B.J. Kemp, Jr. Mrs. Frank H. Kenan Miss Holt DeBose Kenan Mr. & Mrs. James G. Kenan, III Ms. Roberta Sterling Kenan Mrs. Sterling H. Kenan Mr. Thomas S. Kenan, III Mrs. Joseph Kerbel Mr. Bernard L. Koff Mrs. John C. LaMonte Ms. Sharon Labovitz Mrs. Robert Lahey Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Lamont Ms. Elsa Lansdowne Ms. Grace G. Leabu Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George L. Lindemann Mr. & Mrs. Albert Lippert Mr. Joseph Livingston Mrs. William C. Longstreet, Jr. Mrs. Judith Maddock
Life Members Continued Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Magill Mr. & Mrs. Egidio Majorana Ms. Eugenie E. Marron Ms. Virginia S. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Masek Mr. Alexander W. Matthews Mrs. Betsy K. Matthews Ms. Elizabeth Matthews Mr. George G. Matthews Mr. George G. Matthews, Jr. Miss. Natalie N. Matthews Ms. Renee Matthews Mr. & Mrs. William M. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Henry P. McIntosh, IV Mr. & Mrs. Milton Meador Miss Amelia B. Michaels Miss Donna Michaels Mrs. Harry Milchin Mr. & Mrs. J. Craig Misselhorn Ms. Deborah B. Moncrief Mr. & Mrs. John Mongelli Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Kay Moran Mrs. George E. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Munson Mr. & Mrs. James L. Myers Mrs. Helene Newman Mrs. Charles Noell Mrs. Juanita Nowlen Miss Mary Obradovich Mr. W. James Oelsner Mrs. Gloria S. Osborn Mr. Howard F. Ostrout, Jr. Mrs. Kathleen R. Pacetti Mr. Oscar Patoka Mrs. Charles Phillips Mr. Stephen P. Pierce Mr. Lewis B. Pollard Mr. Nelson Pollard Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Porter Ms. Bettina Pratt Mr. & Mrs. Edwin V. Pugh Mr. Thor H. Ramsing
Mr. & Mrs. Donald T. Randall Ms. Audrey Rauterkus Mrs. Alexander R. Raywood Mr. & Mrs. George Rebholz Mr. Warren Resen Mrs. Wiley R. Reynolds Ms. Mildred Rich Mr. & Mrs. John B. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. William Rokos Mr. & Mrs. Albert Roth Ms. Trudy Ruddy Mrs. Alberta Rugh Mrs. Margaretha W. Rumbough Mr. Donald E. Runge Mrs. Joan Runkel Mr. Donald F. Russell Ms. Jane S. Russell Mrs. Kathryn J. Rybovich Ms. Rose Sachs Mrs. Floyd Samer Mr. Marc Sanders Mr. George Saxtan Ms. Armena B. Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Ernst R. Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Scott Mrs. Betty Knight Scripps Mrs. Barbara Buchanan Seed Dr. & Mrs. William T. Seed Ms. Denise Selz Mr. & Mrs. Paul Shoemaker Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Shore Ms. Mary M. Shriner Mr. Charles B. Simmons Mrs. Garnet M. Sliker Dr. Margaret D. Smith Ms. Roberta G. Smith Mrs. William D. Sohier, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Soleliac, Jr. Mrs. Beverly Sommer Mr. & Mrs. Alan Sprung Ms. Betty Stern
Mrs. Arnold Stichman Dr. Marilyn E. Stone Miss Lorraine Strauss Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Strickman Mr. Harry A. Striebel Mrs. Ty Szczepanski Mrs. Jean Tailer Ms. Dorothy Tanzman Mr. Scott Targer & Mr. Frank L. Kitchen Mr. & Mrs. A. Alfred Taubman Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Tower Ms. Helen Louise Tracy Mr. & Mrs. Newton L. Tunis Mrs. Milton Turner Mrs. Edgar Ulsamer Ms. Eleanor D. Unger Mr. Malcolm W. Vallance Mrs. William L. Van Alen Mr. Paul Vicari Mrs. Anne C. Washburn Mrs. R. J. Wean, Jr. Ms. Mary Lou Whitney Ms. Joyce Williams Mr. & Mrs. William R. Wister, Jr. Ms. Eva Wolff Ms. Charlotte Wolpert Bishop & Mrs. Thomas H. Wright Mr. F. Richard York
Names in bold denote an additional contribution to the Annual Fund.
Director’s Office John Blades - Executive Director Emily Imbrogno - Director’s Secretary Laura MacDermeid - Grant Writer
Christine Raywood Chyna LaMonte Cindy Steele Sue Comerford Don Russell Mary Magill Ann Logsdon Lisa Jensen Ellen Ellis Catherine Burger Ed Lamont Linda Sellers Donald Bottaro Mary Alice Pugh Dee Nygren Joan Runkel Patricia Hillgardner Barbara Jones Marvin Gross Marge Powers Hella Buch Marty Neal Mindy Gross Holly Strogoff Nancy Munson Betty Sorge Ron Vaughan Ron LaPorte
Business Department Kay Anderson - Business Manager Beverly Basist - Assistant to the Business Manager Curatorial Department Tracy Kamerer - Chief Curator Mary Agnes Beach - Collections Care Manager Rachel Bradshaw - Registrar Susan Swiatosz - Archivist Jo Ann Jackson - Custodian Robert Mayner - Custodian Nancy Rodriguez - Custodian Education Department Allison Goff - Education Director Amy Hamilton- Education Assistant Heather Rogerson - Reservations Coordinator Facilities Department William Fallacaro - Facilities Manager Charles Evans - Maintenance Worker Daniel Gerena - Maintenance Worker Idan Lopez - Maintenance Worker Gabriel Ruiz - Maintenance Worker Member Services Department Sarah Brutschy - Member Services Director Lauren Clyman - Member Services Assistant Museum Store & Café Kristen Cahill - Store and Café Manager April Krebs - Museum Store Assistant Public Affairs Department David Carson - Public Affairs Director Amanda Wilson - Public Affairs Assistant Security Department Kevin Blanchet - Security Guard Pierre Dubreil - Security Guard Nick Grytsai - Security Guard Wisly Monelus - Security Guard Luthes Rosalva - Security Guard
Hours Contributed in 2010
418 342 311 276 255 240 212 202 161 156 152 151 142 140 127 122 116 113 99 99 97 97 91 83 82 81 78 77
Remembering Jesse D. Newman Flagler Museum Trustee and civic leader Jesse David Newman passed away on March 26, 2010. He was 86 years old. Mr. Newman served as a Trustee of the Museum for 34 years. He was a graduate of St. John’s University and the St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, N.Y. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy. In 1951 Mr. Newman came to Palm Beach on vacation and stayed at The Whitehall Hotel, Henry Flagler’s historic home, soon to be Flagler Museum. Mr. Newman was a local business and community leader, participating in many, cultural and charitable organizations. For 29 years he served as president of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce. He also established several businesses including Jesse Newman & Associates, which he operated until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Newman is survived by his wife Helene, his daughter, Lori Newman Schwartz; a son, Robert J. Marin; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. His many awards included: City of Hope Man of the Year, two Palm Beach Daily News Business Leadership Awards, the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce “One and Only” Award, March of Dimes FDR Award, B’nai Brith Humanitarian Award and the Worth Avenue Association’s Above and Beyond award. He was honored three times by the Town of Palm Beach with a proclamation of Jesse Newman Day.
Remembering Molly Wiley Henry Flagler’s grand niece, Mary Lily Flagler Lewis Wiley, affectionately known as Molly, of Richmond, Va., and Delray Beach passed away on May 28, 2010, in Richmond. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Wiley was the daughter of the late Lawrence Lewis and Louise Wise Lewis Francis. Born in St. Augustine, Molly, as she was known, grew up in Kirkside, the home built by Henry Flagler next to Flagler’s Memorial Presbyterian Church. Her mother Louise inherited Kirkside and Whitehall from her aunt Mary Lily Kenan Flagler, for whom Whitehall was built as a wedding gift. Molly had a special love for Whitehall, and gave 470 objects to the Museum when her grandmother Jessie Kenan Wise died in 1968. The collection of objects were from Henry Flagler’s homes of Kirkside in St. Augustine, Florida, Satanstoe in Mamaroneck, New York, and 39 of the objects were original to Whitehall. Some of the most notable include: the 18-karat gold tea service made by Tiffany & Co., Mary Lily Flagler’s silver from the Master Bedroom, a French mantel clock on display in the Master Bedroom, a Gustave Jean Jacquet oil painting “The Artist’s Mistress” on display in the Library, and the Oriental rug on display in the Colonial Chamber. Mrs. Wiley and her brother Lawrence Lewis Jr. established Flagler College in St. Augustine, created scholarships and endowments there, and for the last 10 years she was a trustee of the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, based in North Carolina. She was an avid golfer winning several golf club championships. Mrs. Wiley is survived by two sons, six grandchildren, two stepsons and a stepdaughter.
2010 Year in Review January 3 Fall Exhibition Closed - “A Spirit of Simplicity: American Arts and Crafts from the Two Red Roses Foundation” 8
Gilded Age Museum Directors Forum
Music Series Concert - Frank Almond, Violinst
Music Series Concert - Leipzig String Quartet
Winter Exhibition Opens - “New World Eden: Artist-Explorers in the American Tropics“
February 7 Whitehall Lecture Series - The Kid of Coney Island: The Rise of American Amusement Parks 4
Exhibition Opening Reception for “New World Eden: Artist-Explorers in the American Tropics“
New World Eden Children’s Exhibit Activity
Music Series Concert - Amelia Piano Trio
12 - 14 Valentine’s Day Tea 14
Whitehall Lecture Series - Vaudeville: From Small-Time Acts to Ziegfeld’s Follies
Whitehall Lecture Series - Illusions, Innovations, and Magical Sensations: The Great Magicians of the Gilded Age
Music Series Concert - Intersection Trio
Gallery Talk with Chief Curator Tracy Kamerer for “New World Eden: Artist-Explorers in the American Tropics“
Whitehall Lecture Series - Nickelodeon City: The Origins of the Movie Industry
March 7 Whitehall Lecture Series - Oscar Wilde: Ambassador to the Aesthetic 9
Music Series Concert - American String Quartet
Director’s Annual Luncheon
Easter Egg Hunt
Café des Beaux-Arts closed for the Season
Bluegrass in the Pavilion Concert
Civic Association Annual Meeting and Mayor’s State of the Town Address
Winter Exhibition Closed - “New World Eden: Artist-Explorers in the American Tropics“
May 8 - 9
Mother’s Day Tea
14 - 18 Summer Camp - Crime Investigation During the Gilded Age July 4
Independence Day Celebration
September 12 Grandparents Day Activity 21
Museum Hosts Florida Association of Museums Annual Conference Reception
October 12 Fall Exhibition opened - “Mizner Mediterranean: The Origins of Palm Beach Style” November 13 Children’s Fall Exhibit Activity for “Mizner Mediterranean: The Origins of Palm Beach Style” 26
Café des Beaux-Arts opened for Season
Member Appreciation Days Begin
Whitehall Society Reception
December 7 Gallery Talk with Chief Curator Tracy Kamerer for “Mizner Mediterranean: The Origins of Palm Beach Style” 8
Trustees’ Annual Reception and Fall Exhibition Reception
Special Lecture - “The Gift of the Magi” by Valerie Bennett
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Flagler Statue Dedication
18 - 23 Holiday Evening Tours
Visitor Feedback We are enjoying Whitehall for the fifth time, and it is still interesting. Dee and Lloyd Tucker
Loved learning more about the USA.
This is the most impressive museum I have ever seen! Thank you! Catey Day
This is a beautifully presented window of life during the Gilded Age! Jackie Pauer
Wonderful architecture and an important cultural example. Raffella Melinci
Iâ€™m so glad my wife made me come here. This is a very impressive place. Fred Adderly
A truly amazing place! I will always remember it! Jeued and Miriam Binden
One of the finest representations of the Gilded Age. Beautiful and classically Palm Beach!
Absolute must see in any visit to Florida. R. & S. Nanda
NY, New York
Fabulous museum and
knowledgeable docents. Great experience! Richard and Marcy Johnson
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Bear Creek, Colorado
West Valley City, Utah
Kelly and Kyle Cain
Thank you for this excellent exhibition you have superseded all aspects of Addison Mizner and his impact on the Palm Beach style that still exists today. I traveled 1,000 miles to see this exhibit and I am so glad I was able to experience it. Beautiful job. Thank you. Stacey Mattox
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