The Preservation Foundation

1878 Series


In 1878, the Providencia ran aground off the coast of Palm Beach. Early residents were gifted 20,000 coconuts and barrels of wine. Much merrymaking ensued and the planting of the coconuts led to the name of the island. Inspired by this formative event, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s 1878 Series will explore the origins of Palm Beach and its built environment through invitation-only events for young supporters at Landmarked properties.  

For more information on these exclusive events, please call (561) 832-0731 or email

1878 Committee

Katie Alexander

Emily Clifford

Zac Potter

Missy Savage

Chris Vila

Erik Waldin