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The Annual Whitehall Lecture Series brings experts and best-selling authors to discuss Gilded Age topics, events, and local history. We encourage you to visit each past Lecture Series page to learn about a wide range of engaging topics. Many lecture audio and video recordings are available for streaming.

2016 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 31st Annual Whitehall Lecture Series, Legal Landmarks of the Gilded Age, explored the legal landmarks of the Gilded Age in America.

2015 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 30th Annual Whitehall Lecture Series, Monumental America: Gilded Age Monuments That Illustrate the American Character, will explore the most powerful representations of the American Character, symbolizing the conscience, spirit, mind, and body of America.

2014 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 29th Annual Whitehall Lecture Series welcomes best-selling authors to discuss Crimes of the Century

2013 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 28th Annual Whitehall Lecture Series welcomes best-selling authors to discuss Presidents of the Gilded Age. There will be a book signing with the author after each lecture. Presidents to be discussed this year include: Grant, McKinley, Garfield, Cleveland, and Hayes.

2012 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 27th Annual Whitehall Lecture Series brings historians and authors to discuss Great Engineering Feats of the Gilded Age. The engineering feats featured are: construction of the Over-Sea Railroad, the creation of the Ferris Wheel, New York's Penn Station Tunnels, the Los Angeles Aqueducts, building of the RMS Titanic, and construction of the Panama Canal.

2011 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 26th Annual Whitehall Lecture Series brings expert historians and authors to discuss "The Architects Who Designed Palm Beach's Iconic Buildings." Noatable architects featued this year include: Carrère and Hastings, Joseph Urban, Schultze & Weaver, and Addison Mizner. The Museum welcomes esteemed writers such as:
Laurie Ossman, John Loring, Jonathan Mogul, and Caroline Seebohm to Whitehall.

2010 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 25th Annual Whitehall Lecture Series brings experts and best-selling authors to discuss the colorful history of Popular Entertainment During the Gilded Age. From theme park dreamers to imaginative magicians of stage and light, entertainment during the Gilded Age set the stage for contemporary amusement.

2009 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The theme of the 24th annual Whitehall Lecture Series is Sports Legends of the Gilded Age. The Series presents expert scholars, authors, and speakers from prominent museums, universities, and cultural institutions from around the world.

2008 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 23rd annual Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to hosting expert scholars, authors, and museum professionals. The Lecture Series provides a comprehensive look at diverse events and topics of the Gilded Age. The theme of this year's Lectures series is The Great Expositions of the Gilded Age.

2007 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 22nd annual Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to hosting expert scholars, authors, and museum professionals. The Lecture Series provides a comprehensive look at diverse events and topics of the Gilded Age. The theme of this year's Lectures series is City Bosses and Company Towns.

2006 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 21st annual Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to hosting expert scholars, authors, and museum professionals. The Lecture Series provides a comprehensive look at diverse events and topics of the Gilded Age. The theme of this year's Lectures series is Heroes and Villains of the Gilded Age.

2005 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 20th annual Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to hosting expert scholars, authors, and museum professionals. The Lecture Series provides a comprehensive look at diverse events and topics of the Gilded Age. The theme of this year's Lectures series is Tragedy in the Gilded Age.

2004 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 19th annual Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to hosting expert scholars, authors, and museum professionals. The Lecture Series provides a comprehensive look at diverse events and topics of the Gilded Age. 

2003 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 18th annual Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to hosting expert scholars, authors, and museum professionals. The Lecture Series provides a comprehensive look at diverse events and topics of the Gilded Age. The theme of this year's Lectures series is Events that Shaped the Gilded Age.

2002 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 17th annual Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to hosting expert scholars, authors, and museum professionals. The Lecture Series provides a comprehensive look at diverse events and topics of the Gilded Age. 

2001 Whitehall Lecture Series

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The 16th annual Whitehall Lecture Series is dedicated to hosting expert scholars, authors, and museum professionals. The Lecture Series provides a comprehensive look at diverse events and topics of the Gilded Age.