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 explores the origins of Palm Beach and its built environment through invitation-only events for young supporters at landmarked properties.
1878 members can expect cocktail receptions at landmarked homes, conversations with leading architects and designers, and private tours of public spaces. In addition to exclusive events, 1878 members receive access to our dynamic programming including lectures, exhibitions, and award presentations.
For more information on the 1878 Series, please call (561) 832-0731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.