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      Whitehall Lecture Series - Kenneth Ackerman in Palm Beach

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      February 11, 2007

      Sunday   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      1 Whitehall Way
      Palm Beach, Florida 33480

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      Whitehall Lecture Series - Kenneth Ackerman

      Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Modern Soul of Modern New York

      Kenneth Ackerman, author of Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York, served more than 25 years on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch, and currently practices law in Washington D.C.The New York Times, National Public Radio, and Kirkus Reviews, have all praised Ackerman’s description of the magnetic and larger-than-life individual who controlled almost every city government nomination and whose associates stole an estimated $45 million during their reign. New York’s Boss Tweed was big, bold and brash, and his crimes were breathtaking. While Tweed had the money to keep his friends loyal, when reformers finally took control of the city, Tweed’s powerhouse collapsed. Ackerman will also show how Tweed made positive contributions that have been largely overlooked.

      In its 22nd year, the Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to offering lectures of the highest quality. The Flagler Museum is host to speakers from prominent museums and universities around the country and experts in architecture, history, fine arts, decorative arts, and historic house museums. The Whitehall Lecture Series provides a detailed look at America’s Gilded Age and its influence on history and culture. What better place to rediscover America’s Gilded Age than at the home of Henry Flagler, Standard Oil founding partner and the man responsible for establishing agriculture and tourism as Florida’s leading industries and Palm Beach as one of the world’s great winter resorts.

      The Lectures are presented throughout February and March. A reception with the speaker immediately follows each Lecture. General admission is $20 per lecture or $90 for the series. The Series price includes a bound copy of the Whitehall Lecture Series Essays.

      Web Visitors can now experience the Lecture Series via a live, interactive, web seminar. Online visitors can listen to the lecture live, see the presentation, and e-mail questions to the lecturer. There is no charge to join the online lecture. Visit for more details.

      The Whitehall Lecture Series is sponsored by the Palm Beach Post

      Cost: General admission is $20 per lecture or $90 for the series. Included Museum admission.

      Categories: Education | Museums & Attractions

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