The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach will celebrate local educators with free admission, exclusive tour opportunities, resources, and gifts through October. The museum will host Teacher Appreciation hours on October 21, 22, and 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. and on October 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. Admission during these hours is free to educators with a valid school ID and advanced registration.
In addition to exclusive access and safe self-guided tours of Whitehall, the Flagler Kenan Pavilion, and the second floor’s “Walk This Way: Historic Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection” exhibition, local educators will receive a gift bag at the Museum Store.
“We are very excited to welcome teachers back to Whitehall and hope they’ll use our beautiful setting as a personal retreat as the school year begins,” said Erin Manning, executive director of the Flagler Museum. “This teachers-only experience within Whitehall’s vast spaces — indoors and out — will be a safe way for them to enjoy our historical architecture and outstanding collection of fine art.”
Capacity is limited and reservations are required in advance in order to gain entry. Educators are asked to call (561) 655-2833 ext. 10 to reserve their spot. The Museum will be limiting parties to four people if educators wish to attend in small peer groups. Guest Admission Tickets will not be available. All visitors during Teacher Appreciation Hours will be required to follow the Museum’s current Visitor Experience and Public Safety Protection policies (masks are required). For more information, visit the Flagler Museum website.
In addition to Teacher Appreciation, the Flagler Museum and the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County will host the Spirit Book Drive to collect new books for young readers from October 21 to 31 to promote literacy and learning during National Book Month. Visitors are encouraged to bring new books for students in preschool to fifth grade and place their book donations on the bookshelf in the Grand Hall, near the entrance to Flagler’s Library. Children’s books will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store, which is offering up to 20 percent off regularly-priced books during National Book Month.