News — Gilded Age Exhibit
Come explore the Gilded Age through the Historic Tours of Flagler College. While touring the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, built by Henry Flagler in 1888, you will explore the dinning hall ringed with Tiffany stained glass windows, our recently renovated courtyard, and the Grand Parlor room which currently features our Gilded Age Fashion Collection. This exhibit features 7 detailed Gilded Age outfits from the late 1900 century and can only be seen as part of the historic tours. The exhibit will run through May 2016. The clothes that are exhibited are the kind that the wealthy visitors of the Hotel...
Flagler's Legacy, along with Historic Tours of Flagler College, were created by Enactus, a student organization formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise. Donna Delorenzo, Executive Director of College Relations at Flagler College and Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow, and Enactus saw the potential for a thriving retail business. In the summer of 1999, Enactus students opened a small shop in the Rotunda of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon to start selling a few historic souvenirs and began charging for guided tours of the College. Their success was so great that the idea for a store in the historic...