In 2002 we hosted two German students for three weeks while a group of them were in the U.S. We also did short term host duty in 2001.
Reading the caption reminded me that on the tour of the mansion/museum we learned that prior to the place becoming a museum it had been used as a health club and the "grand reception room, Marble Hall" was used for exercise classes.
Cassone (hope chest) featured on Flagler note card 2002
Caption about Cassone featured on Flager note card
This nineteenth-century cassone, or hope chest, incorporates a reproduction of a painting in the collection of the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy. The original Renaissance painting of the Adimari family wedding was widely reproduced in the late nineteenth century after being brought to the attention of Americans by famed art historian Bernard Berenson. At Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, the cassone is displayed in the grand reception room, Marble Hall. Whitehall is now open to the public as the Flagler Museum.
Catherine'March 24, 2002
s Flagler notecard to Mom/Dad - 24 Mar 2002
Dear Mother & Dad,
Hi! Here are a few pictures from our trip to Florida and a restaurant review of a place you might want to try next time you are here. [A ritzy place as I recall, but why didn't I write the name down??]
We are planning to take Monica & Karolina (our German students) and Dee & family to the Deer Valley Rock Museum today and to World Port, an international festival cosponsored by the City of Glendale and AGSIM (grad school of Int'l Mgmnt) today. [Then Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management, now named Thunderbird School of Global Management.]
Weather is getting summer like here - high in 90s several days already.
Have a good trip to Kentucky! Love, Catherine & Gerry