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Additional 4-Week Calligraphy Workshop Added to Bonnet House Calendar for 2014

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Art-Classes-HeaderBonnet House Museum & Gardens has added a four-week session of its popular Calligraphy workshop to this calendar year. This workshop, headed by Anthony Pastucci, is an advanced course beginning on Tuesday, May 6, and running from 9:30 to 11am every Tuesday through May 27 in the Island Theater.

Mr. Pastucci, a medieval history buff who draws inspiration from the Book of Hours and other illuminated manuscripts of the period, has taught calligraphy throughout the State of Florida for a quarter century. In his own words, “Calligraphy, the art of beautiful writing, can be learned by almost anyone, and will improve the student’s regular penmanship as well.”  In addition to hands-on learning of the art itself, participants will also be taught the history of pen lettering and the importance of the hand-copying of great works of antiquity, especially the Bible, in the scriptoria of the great monastic houses of the Middle Ages.

The cost of the 4-week session is $90 for members and $115 for non-members, and art supplies are included. Workshop is limited to 15 participants, reservations are required, and classes are non-refundable. Bonnet House, one of the nation’s historic houses and gardens – and perhaps its most beautiful – is located at 900 North Birch Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.
For more information and to register for the Calligraphy Workshop, please call (954) 563-5393 or visit

Happy WeddingWire Customer Rates Bonnet House as a 5.0 Wedding Venue

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Bonnet-House-WeddingWeddingWire, the nation’s leading online marketplace in the weddings industry, provides easy-to-use planning tools for all aspects of weddings, including information on the most popular venues. Its customers regularly provide reviews, and a recent one qualified Bonnet House as “top of the line” for weddings, granting the maximum 5.0 score for all reviewable aspects – Quality of Service, Responsiveness, Professionalism, Value and Flexibility.

The recent newlywed, who held both the ceremony and reception at Bonnet House, added these words to her ratings: “The venue is absolutely breathtaking! We got married in the courtyard of the house. Nicholle was absolutely fabulous to work with. She responded quickly and went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. She conducted our rehearsal as well, and it was quick, and it made the ceremony run smoothly. Highly recommended, wish I could relive that day all over again!”

Historic Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is truly unique among the nation’s historic houses and gardens – and perhaps its most beautiful. Spanning 35 acres, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens offers a variety of exquisite settings for wedding events of any size, each uniquely beautiful in its own way. Whether you are planning a close and intimate gathering or a grand and lavish affair, Bonnet House sets the scene for romance and timeless memories.

Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information or to set up an appointment for your wedding event, please contact Nicholle Maudlin at (954) 703-2608 or [email protected]

Celebrate Earth Day at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens on Saturday, April 26

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Fort lauderdale Full Day Family ActivitiesOn April 26th, from 9am to 4pm, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be hosting a very special celebration to commemorate Earth Day. Besides touring the beautiful grounds and historic house museum filled with a delightful collection of art and personal treasures from the Bartlett family, families will enjoy Native American storytelling with Zen WhiteCloud and a live animal presentation with two birds of prey by Everett Osceola and Rey Becerra. The day’s activities also include two performances by the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra with old family favorites, a sing-a-long with Chris Bigney, a Birch State Park conservation efforts lecture, and food that will delight all your senses from Flour Power Food Truck.

Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970, bringing concerns about the preservation of our natural resources front and center. With its gorgeous gardens, winding nature trails and native wildlife – including the occasional swan and monkey – inhabiting the grounds, Bonnet House has always been considered one of the nation’s foremost environmental preserves. We invite you to share this Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 26th, 9am to 4pm (last our begins at 3:30pm) at discounted rates – adult tickets cost $10 and children 12 and under enjoy free admission.

The story told at Bonnet House spans and parallels a wide swath of American history and makes a visit to the estate a uniquely educational and entertaining experience. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information and details, please contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or [email protected]