An Invitation to Join Us …
Bonnet House Alliance is a membership benefit available to all Bonnet House Museum & Gardens members at no additional cost. The Alliance is for those who wish to enhance their participation in the ongoing preservation and promotion of the unique legacy made possible by Evelyn Bartlett’s generous gift for all residents of Florida and the World to enjoy. Founded in 1986, the first Alliance members were the original volunteers who provided tours of the property to the public when Mrs. Bartlett was not in residence. Since the property passed to The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and became Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Inc. the role of The Alliance has evolved over time. Many of our members continue to volunteer in various capacities as Tour Guides, Interpreters, Clerical or Curatorial Assistants and Event Coordinators.
The Alliance’s role has expanded to Fundraising activities such as our signature Entirely Entertaining Luncheon every February and our newest event, Speakeasy Soiree in November. We also act as community Ambassadors to our local friends and neighbors promoting awareness and generating interest in this Historic property. We have five General Membership Meetings a year to get together and discuss how we can best serve the interests of the House and Gardens, we also plan several Socials throughout the year to share new ideas and make new acquaintances.
Alliance membership offers a unique opportunity to become more personally involved with the ongoing preservation and promotion of Bonnet House, as well as meeting others in our community who share a love of art, history and gracious living as celebrated by the Bartlett and Birch families. Please join us in preserving this beautiful and beloved legacy and gain the satisfaction of sustaining this worthy cause.
The Benefits of your Alliance Membership include:
– Invitation to Alliance meetings and events,
– Unlimited Free Admission for Year of Membership (specialty tours not included),
– Half price admission for up to three guests accompanied by member,
– Discounts for events, lectures, and classes,
– Subscription to Bonnet House newsletter,
– Membership in the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation,
– Subscription to Florida Trust for Historic Preservation newsletter, The Florida Preservationist.