It’s time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Over-Sea Railroad at the Flagler Museum. This exhibition, “First Train to Paradise: The Railroad That Went to Sea,” commemorates the construction and history of the 156-mile railway, extending from Miami to Key West over open water.
This exhibit tells the story of how the Over-Sea Railroad was built and is displaying never-before-seen items from the museum’s archives. You will see photographs, artifacts and documents from Henry Flagler’s collection, including sterling silver medallions made by Tiffany & Co. and an 18k gold telegram. Items like these, and more, were given to Flagler as a thank-you from the railroad employees.
Read courageous stories of men like William H. Sanders who risked their lives to complete the railroad. Be a part of history and appreciate all of the hard work that went into developing this revolutionary transportation system. This event
“First Train to Paradise: The Railroad That Went to Sea” runs from October 18 through January 8. The Flagler Museum is located at One Whitehall Way right in Palm Beach and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and Sundays noon to 5p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for kids ages 13-17, $3 for children ages 6-12, and children younger than 6 are admitted free. For more information, call (561) 655-2833 or visit www.flaglermuseum.us.