The Magazine for Flagler Museum Members
Fall 2013 Volume Twenty â€˘ Number Four
Café des Beaux-Arts Opens November 29 Special Blend™ tea, and served on exquisite Whitehall Collection™ china. Located in the beautiful Flagler Kenan Pavilion, Café des BeauxArts provides guests with spectacular panoramic views of Lake Worth and the West Palm Beach skyline. Henry Flagler’s private Railcar No. 91, completes the sophisticated Gilded Age ambience. Café des Beaux-Arts will open for the Season on November 29, 2013. Each afternoon the Flagler Museum serves a prix fixe lunch featuring an array of delicacies and refreshments reminiscent
of the elegance of entertaining during the Gilded Age. Visitors may enjoy a selection of gourmet tea sandwiches, traditional scones, and sweets complemented by the Flagler Museum’s own Whitehall
Guests are encouraged to prepurchase lunch to insure space is available. For more information call (561) 655-2833 or visit www.FlaglerMuseum.us.
Museum Hours and Admission
President: George G. Matthews Vice President: G. F. Robert Hanke Treasurer: William M. Matthews Secretary: Thomas S. Kenan, III Trustee: Alexander W. Dreyfoos Trustee: Kelly M. Hopkins Trustee: John B. Rogers
The Flagler Museum is open year round, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13-17, $3 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 are free. Admission is free for Members. Special rates are available for groups. The Museum and grounds are wheelchair accessible.
Leadership Staff Executive Director: John M. Blades Business Manager: Susan Present Chief Curator: Tracy Kamerer Education Director: Allison Goff Facilities Manager: William Fallacaro Member Services Director: Sarah Brutschy Public Affairs Director: David Carson Store & Café Manager: Kristen Cahill
On the Cover
Industrialist, developer, and philanthropist Henry Morrison Flagler, photographed on April 4, 1907. © Henry Morrison Flagler Museum Archives
Inside Whitehall is published quarterly by the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The Flagler Museum One Whitehall Way Palm Beach, Florida 33480 Telephone (561) 655-2833 Fax (561) 655-2826 e-mail: email@example.com website: www.FlaglerMuseum.us © Flagler Museum, 2013
Upcoming Season Programs Announced
Man of the Century
The Season begins with the Fall Exhibition Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler. The Exhibition illustrates the stunning impact that Flagler had upon American business and Florida, examining his accomplishments in the areas of business, development, and philanthropy through photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts. This exhibition is sponsored in part by PNC Bank, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The 15th Annual Flagler Museum Music Series will bring the finest chamber music groups to South Florida. The Series welcomes: • Shanghai Quartet (Jan. 7) • Yoonie Han (Jan. 21) • Cuarteto Latinoamericano (Feb. 4) • Atos Trio (Feb. 18) • Talich Quartet (March 4)
“Finest chamber music venue in South Florida” Music Series
Crimes of the Century
The Music Series is sponsored by Northern Trust, Palm Beach Daily News, and the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. The 29th Annual Whitehall Lecture Series welcomes best-selling authors to discuss Crimes of the Century. A book signing with the speaker follows each lecture. Online visitors can experience each lecture via a free webcast at www.FlaglerMuseum.us where visitors may listen live, see the presentation and e-mail the lecturer questions. The Series begins February 2nd and will explore infamous crimes during the Gilded Age. The Series is sponsored by
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The Winter Exhibition, Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, showcases magnificent silver from the collection of the New-York Historical Society, one of the finest repositories of American silver in the nation. The exhibition features nearly 200 of their most aesthetically and historically compelling pieces from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies. This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society, and is accompanied by an illustrated catalog. This exhibition is sponsored by Northern Trust, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. This season, the Museum continues to provide family programming such as the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, Easter Egg Hunt, Children’s Exhibit Activities, Mother’s Day Tea and much more. Before visiting the Museum, please confirm program dates and times at www.FlaglerMuseum.us, where the complete guide to Museum programs is available.
Man of the
The Incomparable Legac y of
Henry Morrison Flagler
wo thousand thirteen marks the 100th anniversary of the end of Henry Flagler’s amazing life, and thus is the ideal year to reflect on the legacy of Flagler, the person who literally invented modern Florida by laying the foundation for an economy that now ranks third among U.S. states and is larger than 90% of the countries on earth. The Flagler Museum’s Fall Exhibition, Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler, illustrates the stunning impact that Flagler had upon American business and Florida, examining his accomplishments in the areas of business, development, and philanthropy through photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts. Man of the Century is on view October 15, 2013 through January 5, 2014. Henry Flagler first visited Florida in 1878, traveling only as far south as Jacksonville. During his early visits to the state, Flagler saw the opportunity for developing Florida into a desirable location where many thousands of newcomers could live, work, and raise families, and where wealthy tourists could vacation in style and comfort. Over time, Henry Flagler not only built the transportation system needed to develop the entire east coast of Florida, but he also eagerly promoted the tourism and agricultural industries that remain the foundation of the state’s economy more than a century later.
It is no exaggeration to say that Henry Flagler literally invented modern Florida. Amazingly, Flagler accomplished all of these feats after retiring from his first career as a founding partner of the vast Standard Oil Corporation. Henry Flagler’s most significant legacy in Florida is the construction of a continuous railroad stretching the length of its east coast. When he arrived in Florida, Flagler found that there had been almost no railroad construction in the state since the end of the Civil War. Realizing that the key to developing Florida was a solid transportation system, he began buying up short-run railroads in North Florida, which he incorporated into the Florida East Coast Railway Company in 1895. Henry Flagler’s railroad quickly extended southward from Jacksonville, reaching Miami in 1896 and Homestead in 1904. In 1905, the Florida East Coast Railway announced what was to become the most ambitious engineering feat ever undertaken by a private citizen – the construction of the Over-Sea Railroad, connecting the Florida Keys and Key West to the mainland of Florida by rail. Opened in 1912, it was the final link in Flagler’s great railroad, extending the system from Jacksonville to the southernmost point in the United States, a total of 522 miles of rail. Florida was still mostly undeveloped in the early twentieth
century, but better transportation provided the opportunity for anyone with a pioneering spirit to build new communities, businesses, and industries. The railroad helped agriculture expand and thrive by providing a means to move the harvest to market. Agriculture is still one of Florida’s major industries today.
The first of Henry Flagler’s luxury resorts in Florida, The Hotel Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine opened in 1888. The original hotel building is now home to Flagler College, founded in 1968. Early on Henry Flagler recognized the state’s potential for growth in the area of tourism, but it lacked quality hotel facilities. In 1885 Flagler began building the 450-room Hotel Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine, the grandest hotel that Florida had ever seen. With its opening, Henry Flagler established a new standard of luxury for the hotel industry worldwide. The Hotel Ponce de Leon was the first in a chain that Flagler eventually built or purchased along his rail or steamer lines. By the time of his death in 1913, Henry Flagler had accumulated almost unimaginable wealth from his business ventures. Flagler’s estate was worth an estimated $100 million dollars, equivalent to more than $12.5 billion dollars today. Like other wealthy Gilded Age captains of industry and commerce,Flagler believed he had a responsibility to manage his wealth and good fortune in such a way that created opportunities for others. According to Flagler, “The hardest problem a man has is how to help people. The desire to help others comes when a man has more than enough for his own needs. I have come to the conclusion that the best way to help others is to help them help themselves.”
Henry Flagler’s contributions provided land for dozens of schools, churches, parks, courthouses, libraries, hospitals, and cemeteries throughout Florida, especially in Palm Beach County. Photographs, artifacts, and archival documents in the exhibition document Flagler’s numerous philanthropic gestures. Even after his death, Flagler’s wealth continued to help Florida communities. In fact, a century after Henry Flagler’s death, there is more than one billion dollars of his fortune invested in endowments or trusts that support more than 50 million dollars in educational, charitable, and cultural programs nationwide each year. Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler was organized by the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, from its unparalleled collections. This exhibition is sponsored in part by PNC Bank, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Tiffany Favrile Glass
A selection of Tiffany Favrile glass for the table, ca. 1900 - mid-1920s, donated by Paula Gillies and Elizabeth Kuhnke.
he Henry Morrison Flagler Museum is pleased to announce the gift of a large number of Favrile art glass pieces made by Louis C. Tiffany. The gift of 169 pieces, including glasses, plates, bowls, and other tableware, was donated by Paula Gillies and Elizabeth Kuhnke in loving memory of their mother, Nancy D. Polzin, and grandparents Florence and Paul H. Douglas. It is the largest gift of objects made by Tiffany ever received by the Museum. Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was one of the foremost decorative artists of America’s Gilded Age. His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, founded Tiffany & Company, the luxury retailer best known for fine silver and jewelry. Charles Tiffany’s hope was that his only son would follow in his footsteps, eventually
assuming the leadership of the company. Although Louis did eventually serve as Tiffany & Co.’s Director beginning in 1894, and later became Vice-President and Art Director in 1902 upon his father’s death, Louis preferred to follow his quest of beauty in other artistic pursuits. Embarking on a career as a painter, Tiffany expressed his love of color and nature through genre scenes and landscapes. (A seascape by Tiffany in the collection of the Flagler Museum is on display in the Music Room.) Later, he established a successful interior design firm, creating sumptuous interiors for America’s elite. In fact, Tiffany was engaged to help create luxurious and artistic interiors for Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine in the late 1880s. Throughout
Tiffany Favrile glass â€œcomportâ€? with etched butterfly detail, ca. 1900 - mid-1920s.
his career, Tiffany’s companies produced leadedglass windows, lamps, mosaics, glassware, enamels, ceramics, metalwork, furniture, jewelry, and textiles. Tiffany’s greatest successes, however, were his innovations in the field of glass making. Tiffany’s obsession with glass began during his early trips overseas in the late 1860s, where he discovered the stained glass windows of cathedrals built in the 12th and 13th centuries that displayed a richness and purity of color not present in the windows of his day. Tiffany’s experiments to recreate and improve upon the glass in these ancient windows led to many innovations in color, pattern, texture, opalescence, and iridescence, which he utilized in windows, mosaics, lamps, and glassware.
Selections from the recent gift of Tiffany Favrile glass.
Tiffany first created his hand-blown glassware in 1893. Characterized by its swirling patterns, iridescent colors, marbled designs, free-form shapes, and unusual textures, Tiffany’s glassware was unlike anything seen before. Tiffany called his glassware “Favrile,” registering the name with the U.S. Patent Office on November 13, 1894. According to Tiffany, the name derived from the Saxon word “fabrile,” meaning “handwrought,“ chosen to indicate the object was handmade. In late 1895, Tiffany began to offer his Favrile glass to the American consumer. By the early 1900s, Tiffany introduced “commercial art glass,” meaning each piece was blown individually by hand, but produced according to established patterns. A 1903 booklet illustrating Tiffany Favrile glass for the table listed large sets available in numerous patterns, which included decanters, dinner plates, salt and nut dishes, berry bowls, finger bowls, sherbet dishes, and water and wine glasses. Although the sets were made to match, each piece exhibited individual handmade characteristics. By the mid-1920s, Tiffany Furnaces closed and production of Tiffany Favrile glass came to an end. Henry Flagler’s son, Henry Harkness Flagler, had an extensive collection of American decorative arts that included Tiffany glass. The Flagler Museum has several pieces by Louis C. Tiffany from Henry Harkness Flagler’s collection, as does the CooperHewitt, National Design Museum.
Tiffany Favrile glass tumbler, ca. 1900 - mid-1920s.
This wonderful selection of Tiffany Favrile glass, donated by sisters Paula Gillies and Elizabeth Kuhnke, is a touching tribute to their family’s long presence in Palm Beach. Selections from the donation will be on public display later this fall at the Flagler Museum.
Flagler Museum Receives National Award
The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum was recently honored with the 2013 Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections. This national award is presented jointly by Heritage Preservation and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). Award winners are selected by a panel of distinguished preservation and conservation experts from across the Nation. The Flagler Museum is the first Florida organization awarded this honor. This prestigious award recognizes the Museum’s sustained commitment, spanning 54 years, to the care of its collections and the preservation of the National Historic Landmark, Whitehall. The Awards Committee was very impressed with the Museum’s success and hard work in the face of challenges and adversity, including saving Whitehall from demolition, decades of restoration and object repatriation, and proper preservation and collections care. Committee Members commended the Museum on its ability to develop and execute a long-range plan to upgrade conditions, conduct assessments, and develop emergency plans and unanimously agreed that “the nomination was an excellent one and that the award is well deserved.” The award was presented at the Florida Association of Museums 2013 Annual Conference, in Fort Lauderdale on September 9th. John Blades, Executive Director of the Flagler Museum said, “This award recognizes the Museum’s substantial achievements in preservation and conservation, which would not have been possible without the long-standing
commitment of the Board of Trustees, the hard work of the Museum staff and the Museum’s dedicated Docent corps, the support of its many Members, Contributors, and Funders, and the Palm Beach County Community. Building on the efforts of Jean Flagler Matthews to save this National Historic Landmark, the Board of Trustees and the Flagler Museum staff have, for more than half a century, made the preservation, conservation, and interpretation of Whitehall and the collections their highest priority. The prestigious Ross Merrill Award is an important milestone and a major highlight of the Museum’s 54 years of operation.” The Ross Merrill Award is presented annually to an organization in North America that has been exemplary in the importance and priority it has given to conservation concerns and in the commitment it has shown to the preservation and care of its cultural property within the context of its broader mission. Past recipients have include: the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Central Park Conservancy; The Henry Ford; and the Shelburne Museum. The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is the national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations. Heritage Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our nation’s heritage. Its members include museums, libraries, archives, and other organizations concerned with saving the past for the future.
Conservation at Whitehall Lighter attendance at the Flagler Museum in the summer months provides an opportunity to carry out conservation projects that are important for preserving Whitehall and its collections. In addition to the recently completed repainting of the Drawing Room (see the Summer 2013 issue of Inside Whitehall), a number of other conservation projects have been completed this summer. The monumental visitor entrance gate, part of Whitehall’s original fence, was restored in August. Experts in metal care cleaned the gate and its decorative elements, made needed repairs, and painted all metal areas. The treatment will help maintain the remarkable condition of this beautiful and historic example of artistic metalwork in the harsh Florida climate for many years to come. Period clocks around Whitehall received regular servicing, and two were restored to working condition for the first time in many decades. A unique Railroad Regulator No. 16, made ca. 1875 – 1910 by the Seth Thomas Clock Company, was recently restored and installed in the Flagler-Kenan History Room. This Railroad Regulator represents a type that was used in stations and offices of railroad executives, such as Henry Flagler, during the Gilded Age, providing reliable time reference for employees. An identical regulator hung in Henry Flagler’s home, Satanstoe, in Mamaroneck, New York. The early-nineteenth century French bronze clock and matching candelabra gracing the top of the Grand Hall stairs were also recently repaired, and the clock’s movement was overhauled. A number of other collection items were surveyed, repaired and cleaned over the summer, including the marble top on a nineteenth century Louis XV-style Japanned commode in the Green Hall and numerous pieces of glass, crystal, and porcelain. The English bed with painted panels depicting courtly figures, original to the Silver Maple Room, also received light cleaning and a fresh coat of varnish.
1. A master blacksmith repairs Whitehall’s monumental entrance gate. 2. The Seth Thomas Railroad Regulator No. 16 is installed in the Flagler-Kenan History Room. 3. The Morning Room’s ormolu and marble clock, made by Planchon of Paris, receives routine maintenance from a clock conservator. 4. A conservator applies finishing touches to a repair on a Tiffany Favrile glass tumbler.
Henry Flagler Statue in the State’s Capitol Representative Bill Hager and Senator Joseph Abruzzo have sponsored legislation that would commemorate Henry Flagler’s extraordinary contributions to the State with a memorial statue of Flagler at the State Capitol. The bronze statue, if the legislation approved, will be placed between the new and historic Capitol buildings in Tallahassee during the summer of 2014. Henry Flagler laid the foundation for the State’s economy, which now ranks third among U.S. states and is larger than nearly 90 percent of the countries on earth. “I am grateful to be working with Representative Hager and the Flagler Museum on legislation honoring the legacy of Henry Flagler.” Senator Joseph Abruzzo said. “It was through his dedication and hard work that a modern Florida was created. This sculpture will always remind us of the great impact Henry Flagler made on Florida.”
Representative Bill Hager commented, “A bronze sculpture on permanent display in the courtyard between the Florida Capitol and the historic Old Capitol is a noble way to honor the man responsible for building the foundation of Florida. Henry Flagler had a vision for our great state and through the building of his railroad and its surrounding development, Florida has become the third largest state in the US. I am excited to be working with the Flagler Museum and Senator Abruzzo to honor this great man.”
Member Appreciation Days Begin November 24th The Museum appreciates the continued support from its many Members, and would like to say “Thank you” by hosting the Annual Member Appreciation Days, November 24th through December 1st, 2013. Members will receive an additional 10% discount in the Museum Store on top of the current 10% Member discount, for a total of 20% off all Museum Store purchases. Enjoy holiday shopping at the Museum Store and take home unique gifts from the Museum’s Whitehall Collection™. Member Appreciation Days are the perfect time to celebrate the new season and the opening of Café des
Beaux-Arts (open on November 29th). During Member Appreciation Days Members may enjoy Tea for just $20 per person (regular price for Gilded Age Style Lunch is $22 per person, tax and gratuity included). The Gilded Age style lunch features a selection of gourmet tea sandwiches, scones, and sweets complemented by the Museum’s own Whitehall Special Blend™ tea, and served on exquisite Whitehall Collection™ china. Considering Flagler Museum Membership? Join during Member Appreciation Days and take advantage of these special offers.
Museum Receives Multiple Grants The Flagler Museum recently received several grant awards that will greatly impact its ability to educate the public and students about Henry Flagler, Florida’s history, and America’s Gilded Age. General Program Support has once again been received from the Florida Department of State – Division of Cultural Affairs for 2013-14, providing funding for important programs and projects in the Education and Curatorial Departments. A grant from the Wise Foundation will help to support conservation and treatment of the Blue Room Furniture Suite. Grant funding for 2013-14 has also been awarded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners for marketing and museum programming through the Cultural Tourism Development Fund. The Tourist
Development Council recommends funding and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council administers this grant. The Intergenerational Mentor Program for Art, Culture, and Technology (IMPACT) will once again benefit from Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant funding. And the Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation has renewed its grant for children’s programming, including the popular Tour and Activity Guide for Kids. These generous grants will enable the Museum to continue to preserve, research, and interpret Whitehall and our country’s rich history for millions of visitors from around the world.
contributors, sponsors, and grantors
new and renewing Members
June 5 - September 30, 2013
June 5 - September 30, 2013
$100,000 and above Ms. Paula Gillies & Ms. Elizabeth Kuhnke (in kind)
$75,000 and above Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council Wise Foundation
$20,000 and above Flagler System
$5,000 and above Bank of America Foundation Institute of Museum and Library Services - Museums for America MP Design & Architecture Sharkey Family Charitable Fund Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Slade Mrs. Beverly Sommer
$2,500 and above Atwater Kent Foundation VISIT FLORIDA
$1,000 and above Donald G. and Beverly J. Oren Charitable Gift Fund
$500 and above Mr. & Mrs. J. Simpson Dean, Jr. Herndon Foundation Kanders Foundation Mr. Dean Willis †
$100 and above Ms. Carole Koester † Gift in Honor of Mrs. Betsy K. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. John T. Tuttle
$25 and above Mrs. L. Rodger Currie Mr. Emile G. Ilchuk Ms. Audrey P. Levine Ms. Debi Murray Mr. Moses Sternlieb † Denotes a full or partial in-kind contribution
Corporate Memberships Chairman - $10,000 Fidelity National Financial Organization for International Investment
Executive- $3,000 Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Individual Memberships Flagler Associate - $5,000 Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Antonucci Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Arza Mr. & Mrs. David Barnett Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Sam Dashiell Forest Hill Community High School Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Hay, III Mr. Jonathon Lee Incandela & Miss Claudia Crowell Miami City Ballet Mr. Chris Pizzo & Miss Jenny Schreiber Mr. Enrique Rodriguez & Miss Sarai Claveria Mr. Damian Scott & Miss Deirdre Gibson Mr. & Mrs. G. Larry Wilson
Benfactor - $2,500 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Gendelman Mr. & Mrs. Avram Glazer Mrs. Lesly S. Smith
Patron - $1,000 Mrs. Ruby S. Rinker & Mr. Andrew Bytnar
Sponsor - $500 Mr. Jackson L. Blanton Mr. & Mrs. Alerio A. Cardinale Mr. & Mrs. David C. Drysdale Mrs. Joan Eigen Mrs. Beatriz A. Ford Mr. & Mrs. Keith Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Harper Mr. & Mrs. Scott Lanza Mrs. Mary Montgomery
new and renewing Members June 5 - September 30, 2013 (Continued) Mr. & Mrs. John H. Morris, Jr. Dr. Henry J. Petraki Mr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr.
Sustaining - $225 Rev. Msgr. L.F. Badia, Ph.D Mr. Erik R. Borgen-Larssen, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Bouck Ms. Ann Cadaret Mrs. Trowbridge Callaway, III Mrs. Bradley Collins Mr. Patrick Connolly Dr. & Mrs. Edgar Covarrubias Mr. Anthony W. Cuseo Dr. Giselle Parry Farris & Mr. Ray K. Farris, II Mr. & Mrs. David Feldeisen Mr. & Mrs. William M. Feldman Mr. Larry Grosser Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hennessy Mr. Ira Hochman & Ms. Nancy Menges Mr. & Mrs. Roger J. Hochstin Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Jacobs Commander & Mrs. Eric C. Jensen Mr. William P. King Mr. & Mrs. Dana Koch Ms. Catherine LeBlanc & Mr. John Doelman Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Levy Ms. Fran B. Luckoff Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Luecke Ms. Dinga Mejia Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Millhiser Mr. & Mrs. Marco A. Morin Mr. & Mrs. Eric Nelson Mrs. Sharon E. Owens Mr. Dale E. Pflum & Mr. Javier Yanes Dr. & Mrs. Richard Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Shea Mr. Andrew Sherry Mr. & Mrs. Harold M. Singer Mr. & Mrs. Michael B. Small Ms. Maura Smith Mr. Ronald Smith Ms. Patti W. Sullivan
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Individual - $75 Mrs. Brenda Anderson Mrs. Mary P. Bolton Mrs. Rosalie F. Brill Mrs. L. Rodger Currie Ms. Edith B. Eglin Mr. Scott Feldman Mr. Robert T. Foley Ms. Renate Franco Baronin Louise M. Von Gnadenegg-Hoess
Mrs. Richard E. Graebert Mrs. Annemarie Steiner Hantos Ms. Lynn Hart Mrs. Doris Hastings Mr. Emile G. Ilchuk Ms. Muriel S. Kaplan Mr. Roy C. Kunnemann Mr. James S. Lansing Mr. Jacques Lecomte Ms. Audrey P. Levine Mr. Patrick K. McCarthy Mr. John E. Miller, Jr. Ms. Regina M. Mullen Ms. Debi Murray Mr. Michael Nelson Ms. Betty Pearson Ms. Eloise Poretz Mrs. Frances Gilmore Scaife Mrs. Gloria Segall Mrs. Guy C. Shafer Mr. Moses Sternlieb Ms. Louise K. Terry Ms. Linda Treutel- Guiterrez
For those interested in providing for the welfare and future of The Flagler Museum, there is a simple bequest program to assist you in helping the Museum by designating The Flagler Museum a beneficiary in your will, trust or estate with this simple language that may be given to your attorney or estate planner: â€œI give, devise and bequeath to The Flagler Museum (insert amount, percentage of estate, nature of gift, or remainder of estate) to be used at the discretion of the President and the Board of Trustees of the Flagler Museum (or for a designated purpose, e.g., restoration, endowment, music series, etc.).â€? Those who choose to participate in this program are encouraged to notify the Museum that they have done so and will be gratefully acknowledged and permanently recognized for their gift.
Deck the Halls of Whitehall
Throughout the holiday season Whitehall’s first floor is decorated in traditional Gilded Age splendor. The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Evening Tours are family traditions not to be missed. On December 1st the Museum will host a special Christmas-themed lecture. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., Ronald D. Lankford, Jr., author of “Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs,” will shed light on the origins of Christmas music of the Gilded Age. Lankford will discuss the evolution of some of the most recognizable Christmas Carols and their links to cultural traditions that shaped the way Americans celebrate Christmas today. After the Special Christmas Lecture, the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting events will begin at
3:00 p.m. The 16-foot tall Grand Hall Christmas Tree with its historically accurate trimmings is the center of Whitehall’s holiday celebrations. The event will include holiday music played on Whitehall’s original 1,249 pipe J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co. organ, and the 1902 Steinway art-case grand piano in the Drawing Room. This is the only opportunity during the year that visitors have to hear both of these majestic instruments. Children can also meet Santa Claus in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion. Visitors may enjoy a special choir performance in the Courtyard and holiday refreshments in the West Room. The event culminates with Henry Flagler’s youngest descendants lighting the Grand Hall Christmas Tree. The Museum continues a tradition of giving a box of Animal Crackers to children as they leave Whitehall. In 1902, the same year Whitehall
was built, the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) began attaching a string to their colorful circus boxes so they could be used as Christmas tree ornaments. Admission to the Tree Lighting is free with Museum admission. Visitors are invited to experience a Gilded Age Christmas while touring Whitehall during the Holiday Evening Tours. Tours begin December 18th. Visitors will discover the origins of American Christmas traditions, and have a rare opportunity to see Whitehall by the glow of the original 1902 light fixtures. Every visitor will receive a traditional Christmas cracker following the tour. A choral group will sing Christmas carols while holiday refreshments are served. The Museum Store will be open for Holiday shopping. Visit the Museum’s website, or call (561) 655-2833 for ticket information.
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In commemoration of the centennial of the end of Henry Flagler’s extraordinary life, the Museum Store has produced a new fun-filled family game ‘Flagleropoly’. Build a host of luxury resort hotels while developing the Florida East Coast Railway (from Jacksonville, all the way to Key West) and accomplish the greatest feat of engineering ever completed by a private citizen, the Over-Sea Railroad. Retail price: $30.00/ Members $27.00. Pre-orders may be made by contacting the Museum Store.
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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Upcoming Events Fall Exhibition: Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler October 15, 2013 - January 5, 2014 Free with Museum Admission Two thousand thirteen marks the 100th anniversary of the end of Henry Flagler’s amazing life, and thus it is the ideal year to reflect on the legacy of Flagler, the person who literally invented modern Florida by laying the foundation for an economy that now ranks third among U.S. states and is larger than 90% of the countries on earth. This exhibition is sponsored in part by PNC Bank, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Children’s Exhibit Activity November 9, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. Free with Museum Admission In conjunction with the Fall Exhibition, the Museum invites fourth through eighth grade children to a special gallery tour with the Museum’s Education Director, followed by a hands-on learning activity. Sponsored by PNC Bank, and Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation.
A Gilded Age style lunch in Café des Beaux-Arts November 29, 2013 - April 19, 2014 Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. $22 for Museum Members includes tax and gratuity $40 for non-members includes Museum admission, tax and gratuity Advance purchase recommended Each afternoon the Flagler Museum offers a Gilded Age style lunch, featuring an array of delicacies and refreshments reminiscent of the elegance of entertaining during the Gilded Age. Visitors may enjoy a selection of gourmet tea sandwiches, traditional scones, and sweets complemented by the Flagler Museum’s own Whitehall Special Blend™ tea, and served on exquisite Whitehall Collection™ china.
Special Christmas Lecture December 1, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. Free for Sustaining level Members and above $10 for Individual, Family and Life Members $28 for non-members, includes Museum Admission and Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities Ronald D. Lankford, Jr., author of “Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs,” will shed light on the origins of Christmas music of the Gilded Age. Lankford will discuss the evolution of some of the most recognizable Christmas Carols and their links to cultural traditions that shaped the way Americans celebrate Christmas today. Sponsored by BMO Private Bank.
Christmas Tree Lighting December 1, 2013 - 3:00 p.m. Free with Museum Admission The Tree Lighting festivities include holiday music played on Whitehall’s original 1,249 pipe organ and Steinway art-case grand piano. Special choir performances, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus complete the afternoon’s activities. The event culminates with Henry Flagler’s youngest descendants lighting the 16-foot Grand Hall Christmas Tree. Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
For more information, please call the Flagler Museum at (561) 655-2833 • www.FlaglerMuseum.us