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Creative Saint Augustine: Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon: The Myth and the Marvel of the Hotel Ponce de Leon
Join Lightner Museum, Florida Humanities, and Flagler College Scholar Leslee F. Keys, Ph.D for a Gilded Age evening celebrating the “Modern Wonder of the Ancient World” – the Hotel Ponce de Leon. Dr. Keys will present an engaging lecture that defines Henry Flagler’s impact on Florida’s Ancient City. The Spanish Renaissance Revival resort hotel Ponce de Leon, conceived by industrialist and entrepreneur Henry Flagler, forever changed St. Augustine’s skyline. His vision transformed a post-Reconstruction small southern town into a destination.Henry Flagler is credited as the “Father of Modern Florida” for his efforts along the Atlantic coast of the sunshine state that launched Florida into the 20th Century. Following her presentation, Dr. yes will be available to answer questions and to sign copies of her book “Hotel Ponce de Leon – The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Flagler’s Gilded Age Palace.”
This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with the Lightner Museum.
Date/time: January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Presented By:Leslee F. Keys, Ph.D