Delphian Review Club gathers at Clendenin home
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 8:03 pm
The Delphian Review Club met recently in the home of Martha Clendenin.
Linda Simrell presented the program on the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Fla. She told the history of Flagler, including his many interests in business affairs. She told about his personal and family life. Flagler’s biggest accomplishment, other than being a partner with John D. Rockefeller in the Stndard Oil business, was his development of Florida.
The Flagler museum was, at one time, a winter retreat that Flagler built for Mary Lily Kenan in 1901. He presented the home, named Whitehall, to her as a wedding present. Whitehall was converted into the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and was opened to the public in 1960 for touring.
Mrs. Simrell showed pictures of the museum from the large wrought iron and brass gated entrance through the complete interior.
Refreshments were served by co-hostess Laura Denaburg.
Published in The Messenger 12.13.11