March 18, 2010
Contact: David Carson, Public Affairs Director
(561) 655-2833 ext. 13
Celebrate Easter with the Flagler Museum's Egg Hunt
(Palm Beach, FL) - The Flagler Museum will host an Easter Egg Hunt on April 3, 2010.
Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and events begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $5 for
children and $15 for adults. There is no admission charge for children and
grandchildren of Museum Members at the Sustaining level and above. The event is
sponsored by the Palm Beach Daily News.
Children of all ages are invited to hunt for more than 4,000 candy filled eggs on the
Museum's South Lawn. The Museum grounds will be sectioned off into age-appropriate
areas so everyone from toddlers to teens will have an opportunity to participate. In
addition to the egg hunt children can participate in art activities and have their picture
taken with the Easter Bunny.
There will also be special games, including the Gilded Age game of egg rolling. The
tradition of egg rolling began on the South Lawn of the White House when President
Rutherford B. Hayes welcomed children to the first White House Easter Egg Roll in
1878. Special prizes will be handed out to the game winners. Children of all ages are
encouraged to bring their own baskets. Wooden egg rolling spoons will be provided.
When it was completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm
Beach, was hailed by the New York Herald as "more wonderful than any palace in
Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world."
Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the
Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs. The
Museum is located at Cocoanut Row and Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. The Museum is
open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon until 5:00
p.m., Sunday. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13-18, $3 for children
ages 6-12, and children under six are free. For more information, please call the
Flagler Museum at (561) 655-2833 or visit www.flaglermuseum.us.
High resolution images are available upon request.
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