The Flagler Museum Helps Others Put Their Best Foot Forward

In conjunction with the museum’s upcoming Stuart Weitzman exhibit, the Flagler is partnering with Shoes2You for a footwear drive.

Seymour Weitzman (1910–65), designerMr. Seymour (founded 1950s), makerPointed-toe lace-up pumps, ca. 1964Suede, grosgrain ribbonStuart Weitzman Collection, no. 269Photo credit: Glenn Castellano, New-York Historical Society

The team at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach is preserving the generous (and tasteful) legacy of Henry Flagler by accompanying its winter exhibition, “Walk This Way: Historic Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection,” with a shoe drive.

Now through March 29, the Flagler will partner with Shoes2You to collect new and gently used footwear for adults and children. Shoes2You will distribute the donations locally and internationally, helping to ensure that people worldwide have proper footwear.

“Hosting a shoe drive concurrently with the ‘Walk This Way’ exhibit featuring historic shoes is a perfect pairing,” says Erin Manning, executive director of the Flagler Museum. “We are excited to partner with Joseph and Shoes2You in February and March, and we look forward to the enthusiastic participation of our visitors and community to help us make an impact locally and around the world.”

The “Walk This Way” exhibit features more than 100 pairs of shoes from designer Stuart Weitzman and explores how the purpose of shoes has evolved throughout the years. Once solely a utilitarian tool, footwear has now become a reflection of culture and an expression of femininity, power, and aspiration. “Walk this Way” is on view through May 10, 2020.

Information for Donors:

Those wishing to donate to Shoes2You are invited to drop off footwear at the Flagler Museum’s entrance kiosk, adjacent to the parking lot. Donations will be accepted during regular business hours. An admission fee is not required.

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