| Palm Beach Daily News
The Flagler Museum has added another perk to a visit to Whitehall, the 1902 mansion that railroad, Standard Oil and hotel tycoon Henry Flagler built as a wedding gift for his wife, Mary Lily.
Professional musicians will be performing period music at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Oct. 6 through Nov. 10 on the J.H. & C.S. Odell Co. organ in the Music Room or Mary Lily’s custom Steinway art case Model B grand piano in the Drawing Room. Both instruments are original to the house.
The performances will span both the 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. timed entry periods.
The museum requires pre-purchased tickets for timed entries as part of its COVID-19 safety measures. Visitors will travel along a fixed route during the performances, which can be heard throughout the first floor.
The piano concerts will feature Highlights from the Flagler Museum Archives on Oct. 6, Opening Numbers on Oct. 20 and At the Ballet on Nov. 3. The organists will perform Highlights from the Flagler Museum Archives on Oct. 13, Opera and Oratorio Melodies on Oct. 27 and La Belle Epoque on Nov. 10.
The museum has released general admission tickets for the remainder of the year. Tickets must be purchased in advance with a credit card or through PayPal on the website at flaglermuseum.us or by calling 561-655-2833, ext. 10. Purchases are limited to four tickets per transaction.
Members and those holding complimentary tour passes are entitled to free admission but must pre-purchase tickets for timed entry.
Walk-up visitors without tickets will be given instructions for buying tickets and might have to wait until the next timed entry slot is available. Masks are required for all visitors older than 2.
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Visitors will have access to the first and second floors of the house, the grounds and the Flagler Kenan Pavilion, where Flagler’s Railcar No. 91 is housed. The exhibition Walk This Way: Historic Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection is on view in the galleries until further notice.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.