Flagler Museum Founder’s Day
June 5, 2014 –
Thursday, June 5, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Flagler Museum will be open free of charge on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of the Museum's founder, and Henry Flagler's granddaughter, Jean Flagler Matthews. The Museum's extensive collection of original art, furniture, and historic objects related to life during the Gilded Age will be on display.
Whitehall was built by Standard Oil partner Henry Flagler in 1902 to demonstrate the nation's rise to the pinnacle of human invention and artistic achievement. Flagler's granddaughter, Jean Flagler Matthews rescued the estate from demolition and established the Flagler Museum on June 5, 1959. Since then millions have immersed themselves in the majesty of American life during the Gilded Age. National press praise the Museum's contribution to history and culture, including National Geographic Traveler who called the Museum, "an absolute must-see for visitors to Palm Beach," and Art + Auction magazine which proclaimed "everyone should go to the Flagler Museum. It's one of the greatest Gilded Age mansions in the world."
Founder's Day allows visitors free access to this National Historic Landmark. Along with the Museum's vast collection there are special exhibits on Florida history and Henry Flagler's impact in developing Florida's East coast while establishing tourism and agriculture as the backbone of the state's economy.