This year marks the 100th anniversary of Henry Flagler's death so it’s an ideal time to discover the legacy of Flagler, the person who literally invented modern Florida by laying the foundation for an economy that ranks third among U.S. states and is larger than 90 percent of the countries on earth.
"Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler" illustrates the stunning impact that Flagler had upon Florida, examining his work in the areas of industry, development, and philanthropy through photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts.
This exhibition, which runs Oct. 15, 2013, to Jan. 5, 2014, is sponsored in part by the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Time your visit with one of the Gilded Age-style lunches offered in the museum’s Café des Beaux-Arts. The lunch that features an array of delicacies and refreshments reminiscent of the elegance of entertaining during the Gilded Age, including a selection of gourmet tea sandwiches, traditional scones, and sweets complemented by the Flagler Museum's own Whitehall Special Blend tea, and served on exquisite Whitehall Collection china.
Café des Beaux-Arts is in the beautiful Flagler Kenan Pavilion, with panoramic views of the Lake Worth and the West Palm Beach skyline.
The lunches are held 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday from Nov. 29, 2013, through April 19, 2014.
Info: Flager Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, 561-655-2833; www.flaglermuseum.us