Historical Society to Honor Henry Flagler

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s 12th annual Archival Evening will honor Henry Morrison Flagler, the tycoon and Gilded Age visionary.

The Historical Society’s chief fund-raising event will be held Dec. 6, 2013, at The Breakers, a signature achievement of Flagler’s built in 1896. Proceeds from the evening will go toward civics and history projects for Palm Beach County students as well as the society’s archives and artifacts collection.

Jeff Sabean, Sonja and Mark Stevens

Jeff Sabean and Sonja and Mark Stevens

Honorary chairmen are Betsy and George Matthews, Jean and William Matthews, Lynn and Robert Hanke, Sterling Kenan and William Davis. Chairmen are Christina and Ben Macfarland, Kelly and Rick Hopkins, Sterling and Jebb McCracken, and Summer and Alex Matthews. Grand corporate chairmen are Sonja and Mark Stevens, and the corporate chairman is Jeff Sabean.

The society’s Archival Evening honors people whose achievements have significantly contributed to the region. Last year’s honoree was Alexander W. Dreyfoos.

This year’s Grand Corporate Benefactor is PNC Wealth Management. The Corporate Benefactor is The Breakers Palm Beach, Corporate Sponsor is Tiffany & Co. Palm Beach and the official Magazine Sponsor for the 2013-2014 season is Palm Beach Illustrated.

Tickets are by invitation. For more information, contact Melissa Sullivan, (561) 832-4164, ext 106.

The society collects, preserves and shares the history of Palm Beach County and operates the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum.

Photo by Lucien Capehart Photography.

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