PALATKA – More than 60 ladies and gentlemen sipped tea and nibbled on tea sandwiches and sweets Oct. 27, when the Putnam County Historical Society took patrons on a journey spotlighting oil magnet Henry Flagler – his life and wives. Setting was the historic Bronson-Mulholland house, with Mary Lily Kenan Flagler, Flagler’s third wife, giving tea patrons a glimpse of her life with Flagler, as he developed the east coast of Florida from St. Augustine to Palm Beach, Miami and Key West.
Historic interpreter Dianne Thompson Jacoby of St. Augustine, in elegant dress of the era, portrayed the third wife of Flagler.
Marcia Lane, president of the Putnam historical group, welcomed the patrons at two sittings – 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., explaining that proceeds from the event will be used to maintain the historic home.
The home, 100 Madison St., is open for tours Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.