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The Stuart Heritage Museum is a great place to go to learn about local South Florida history. The museum gives you a real sense of what things were like in the area’s past from living to working and everything in-between.

The museum was created in 1988 when the City of Stuart purchased the Stuart Feed Store building on Flagler Avenue in downtown Stuart, Florida. The purpose of Stuart Heritage is to help preserve the heritage, artifacts and history of Stuart and its surrounding communities. The countless relics housed by the museum define the history of the people, businesses, agriculture and community spirit of the City of Stuart and Martin County.

The museum building is itself a historical landmark. It is wooden, made of Dade County pine, which

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On the last Friday of the month, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium hosts their reoccurring Night at the Museum event.

The popular event welcomes guests of all ages to come and enjoy the Science Center and Aquarium after hours. Every month the theme is different and this month the theme is Superhero Science. Superhero Science will feature live interactives with Superheroes, explore the new exhibit Hall of Heroes, arts and crafts, live demonstrations, face painting, shows, entertainment and much more. You are allowed to dress up as your favorite Superhero for the night.

There will be drinks and food from Wholesome Tummies Café available for purchase throughout the night.

When: Friday, September 27th at 6 pm to 9 pm

Where: The South Florida

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If you want to learn some local history, you and your family can visit the historic Henry Flagler house in Palm Beach.

The museum is a great way to get a sense of the early 20th Century aristocracy. When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that “Whitehall”, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world."

Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.

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Henry Flagler

Henry Morrison Flagler was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil, first based in Ohio. He was also a key figure in

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Visitors to the Norton Museum of Art will enjoy free admission on Fridays and Saturdays thanks to the generosity of the art supporting foundations. Free Fridays are made possible through funding from the Lunder Foundation / Peter and Paula Lunder Family. Free Saturdays are made possible by the backing of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Damon and Katherine Mezzacappa.

Plan your art and cultural visit to the Norton Museum.   is well respected for its impressive collection of works.  The Norton’s permanent collection now consists of more than 7,600 works in five curatorial departments: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography.  Featured masterpieces include works by Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Davis, O’Keefe, Pollock and

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South Florida has some of the best plant-life you will find anywhere under the sun. Here are some of the most beautiful gardens you can visit in the Palm Beaches.

Pan’s Garden

Pan’s Garden is a beautiful botanical garden devoted to preserving Florida’s native plants. The garden takes its name from the bronze statue of Pan of Rohallion that graces the garden’s entrance pool. Highlighted by graceful gumbo limbo trees, endangered Florida rosemary and butterfly orchids in addition to a broad spectrum of other regional flora, Pan’s Garden allows visitors to escape Palm Beach’s business district for a relaxing break. Admission is free.

The Society of The Four Arts Botanical Garden

Created in 1938 by the Garden Club of Palm Beach, the Botanical

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Palm Beach County has a long, rich history. Here are a few of the most interesting local museums to see and experience some of that history first-hand.

Flagler Museum

The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, also known as Whitehall, is a Palm Beach landmark that was originally built as a wedding present and winter retreat for Henry Morrison Flagler and his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan. The 75-room Gilded Age mansion, also known as Whitehall, was built in 1902. The building façade is breathtaking even today, with massive marble columns and a red barrel-tiled roof.

Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits and special programs. During your tour, learn

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is a fun and informative place for residents of Jupiter and Palm Beach County as a whole, to learn about their regional history. The Museum also encompasses the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, the earliest house still existing in Jupiter.

Tindall Pioneer Homestead

Originally located a mile up the Loxahatchee River next to the early Pennock Plantation on the south side of the river, the 1892 Tindall Pioneer Homestead was home to George Washington Tindall and Mary Pilcher Tindall and eight of their ten children. The house gives a glimpse of early life along the Loxahatchee for brave pioneering families.

The building is typical of houses built by early settlers in Florida. Called cracker-style, its characteristics

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Formally known as Whitehall, the Flagler Museum is one of the most famous homes and landmarks on the island of Palm Beach. The grand estate features 100,000 square feet and was built in 1902 by Henry Flagler as a wedding gift to his wife Mary.

Flagler was an American Industrialist and founder of Standard Oil and is known for developing Florida’s East Coast and responsible for making Palm Beach, America’s first resort destination. For the construction of the estate, Flagler commissioned John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to design and build the mansion. Carrere and Hastings were also the architects for the New York Public Library and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City during the Gilded Age.

The front of the estate has a red barrel tile roof and giant

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Palm Beach County's rich sub-tropical climate allows for nearly anything to grow. From orchids to poincianas to banyan trees, beautiful flowers bloom all over the area. Get to see all the possibilities at our local gardens, where a variety of diverse South Florida plant species grow. 

Morikami Museum

The Morikami Museum has 6 tranquil gardens spread across 16 acres. Visitors can spend time discovering the Japanese culture at the museum and then take a walk through the serene gardens. Also at the museum and garden, Cornell Café serves up sushi and light fare and their gift shop sells items like tea sets, tea, kimonos and other Japanese decorations. The Morikami is a legacy of the Yamato Colony, an early 1900s settlement of Japanese farmers

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is hosting their monthly Nights At The Museum event on Friday, June 28th. The monthly event occurs on the last Friday of each month.

During the night, guests of all ages are welcomed to enjoy the extended hours to explore the Science Center and Aquarium. Every month the theme is different and this month the theme is Jungle Safari which will feature animal encounters, interactive games, exhibits, planetarium shows, arts and crafts, animal adoption activities, and your chance to see the night’s sky from the only public observatory in Palm Beach County.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Wholesome Tummies Café throughout the night. The Night at the Museum starts at 6 pm and goes until 9 pm on

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