The Flagler Museum (561-655-2833) will host generations young and old at its annual Grandparents Day event September 13. Family—grandparents in particular—is part of the museum’s history; Jean Flagler Matthews, granddaughter of Palm Beach’s original snowbird, rescued the Gilded Age mansion from certain destruction, establishing the Flagler Museum on June 5, 1959. Since then, millions of visitors have flocked to Whitehall to view its incredible collections that honor the man who helped tame and develop Southern Florida.
Helping share this legacy with future generations, the Flagler Museum’s annual Grandparents Day, slated for Sunday, September 13 from 12-5 p.m., gives grandparents and their grandchildren an opportunity to tour the Gilded Age estate and museum with a special program designed around family tradition. After touring the mansion, guests can visit the Flagler Kenan Pavilion for a host of family-friendly activities that helps brings the past to life. Activities include creating a family tree, grandchildren interviewing their grandparents, writing a postcard to faraway family members, creating a scrapbook page, and snapping a photo to commemorate the day in front of Henry Flagler’s private Railcar No. 91.
- The cost for all activities is included in the price of admission. For more information, visit flaglermuseum.us.