Sunday, September 11, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Included with Regular Museum Admission
Family played an important role in the history of the Flagler Museum. The Museum's founder, Jean Flagler Matthews, was a granddaughter of Henry Flagler. She preserved Whitehall and its collections to honor her grandfather.
Share your own family history by celebrating Grandparents Day at the Flagler Museum. Tour Whitehall with a Tour and Activity Guide for Kids and then visit the Flagler Kenan Pavilion to enjoy the family-friendly activities including:
- Working together to create your family tree
- Being interviewed by your grandchildren
- Helping your grandchildren write a postcard to their family
- Commemorating the day by making a scrapbook page together
- Having a family photo taken in front of Henry Flagler's Railcar No. 91
When it was completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was hailed by the New York Herald as "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark open to the public as the Flagler Museum.