Archival Evening

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce our next Annual Archival Evening Dinner Dance will be held on December 4, 2014 at Club Collette in Palm Beach, FL.

Annual Archival Evening

For Immediate Release


West Palm Beach, FL | December 9, 2013 - The 12th annual Archival Evening held on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Breakers Palm Beach, honored Henry Morrison Flagler, Gilded Age visionary and one of the most remarkable business entrepreneurs in American history. 168 guests at the Dinner and Dance were treated to a cocktail hour under the stars, premier unveiling of the archival exhibition featuring Flagler, and an unlikely interview between Henry Flagler biographer Les Standiford and “Henry Flagler” following the dinner hour.

Honorary Chairmen in attendance were Betsy and George Matthews, Jean and William Matthews, and Lynn and Robert Hanke. Sterling Kenan and William Davis were unable to attend. Chairmen in attendance were Christina and Ben Macfarland, Kelly and Rick Hopkins, Sterling and Jebb McCracken, and Summer and Alex Matthews.

Suzanne Holmes, Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager was in attendance representing PNC Wealth Management, Grand Corporate Benefactor. Paul Leone, President of The Breakers and 10 members of the senior management team attended in celebration of The Breakers as Grand Presenting Sponsor. Pat Johnson was accompanied by each of her five children and their spouses who were the Grand Evening Sponsors. The Evening’s Corporate Sponsor was Tiffany & Co. Palm Beach, with Jeff Sabean in attendance as Corporate Chairman. Keith Williams of Nievera Williams attended as Evening Floral Sponsor, and Randi Dalia of Palm Beach Illustrated attended as the Official Magazine Sponsor for the 2013-2014 Season. Honoree Cocktail Reception sponsors Annette and Sidney Stubbs were unable to attend.

Archival Evening is the premier benefit event for the Historical Society. The evening pays tribute to individuals whose achievements have substantially contributed to the unique character of this region, from its extraordinary physical beauty and world-renowned architecture, to its unique cultural institutions and its glittering social scene. Funds raised are critical in their direct support of civics and history projects developed for tens of thousands of school children throughout Palm Beach County, as well as the Society’s archives and artifacts collection.

The Society is a non-profit organization founded to collect, preserve, share and showcase the history of Palm Beach County and the larger context of Florida’s heritage. The Society operates and maintains the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, an admission-free institution featuring state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits.

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