$25,000 Challenge Grant

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We are so excited to announce this wonderful opportunity for Bonnet House. The Salah Foundation has most generously awarded Bonnet House a $25,000 Challenge Grant to complete our hurricane recovery efforts by refurbishing the fence along A1A and repairing the Boat House.

The contract for the fence is $45,000 and we also learned recently that the boathouse will cost $14,600 to repair.   It has taken quite a bit of time to get to this point post Hurricane Irma, and we have to get these items fixed now more than ever for safety and security reasons!

We are honored that the Salah Foundation has graciously offered this grant to Bonnet House, but we need your help!  The Salah Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to $25,000, thus making the funds go twice as far.  Please help Bonnet House raise its goal and show the Salah Foundation your gratitude by making a donation today.

Click here to donate today. 

Where Culture Meets Couture – Don’t Miss Our Unique Gift Shop

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Bonnet House has long been known for its beautifully tranquil, expansive gardens, as well as its historic art gallery, studio, and museum. But did you know that Bonnet House is also home to a Gift Shop featuring a variety of unique inventory that is sure to please even the notoriously “hard-to-buy-for?”


Our Gift Shop features Charles Albert jewelry, which is showcased only at high-end retailers because of their fine sterling silver pieces. For organic lovers, we present the colorful and eye-catching, Organic Taua Jewelry , that is sure to make a stunning statement with any outfit. Beautiful, high-quality ladies scarves and handbags are available, and make perfect year-round accessories.


Our Gift Shop is proud to also share our space with specialty items from SPI, as well as a wide array of other household and personal items that are sure to compliment your home with elegance and style.

If it’s history that interests you, our Gift Shop has an expansive selection of books capturing the fascinating history and culture of Fort Lauderdale.

For an in-depth history of Bonnet House specifically, we have published a new hardcover book, “Bonnet House: A Legacy of Artistry and Elegance.” This new coffee table-book highlights the historic home and the artistic legacy of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. The book traces the history of the property, and explores and depicts the decorative embellishments utilized by the Bartletts to create a truly unique home. Click here to view some sample pages.

For your convenience, tickets for Concerts Under-the-Stars, Impressions, Cruising Down The River, and Orchid Festival, in addition to the many classes and workshops featured at Bonnet House, are sold in our Gift Shop (as well as online, the Welcome Center, and the South Gate).

As you visit, please consider that a great gift for anyone is a Bonnet House membership, as it is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Memberships to Bonnet House include benefits such as complimentary tours, special discounts, priority at special events, and also help to preserve this wonderful estate. Learn more about becoming a member here.

Whether you’ve been a member for years, or are a first time guest, we thank you for visiting our our beautiful estate, and we hope that you take advantage of all that it offers, including our
unique Gift Shop! If you have any questions about our Gift Shop contact Dianne Ennis, at [email protected] or call (954) 703-2617.

Explore The Natural Beauty of Fort Lauderdale

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As residents of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we are incredibly proud of our community, and its rich
cultural history. We’d like to take some time to highlight some other Fort Lauderdale attractions
that you can enjoy with the whole family!

NSU Art Museum – located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, The NSU Art Museum is home to
diverse and innovative collections of art from around the world. Founded in 1958, NSU Art
Museum aims to provide opportunities for individuals to access, learn from and be inspired by
exceptional art from across the globe, and from different time periods. They have used their vast
space (83,000 square feet, to be exact) to house over 6,000 works of art. They boast a wide
array of collections that feature artists ranging from the American realist, William Glackens, to
post-WWII, avant-garde artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam.

If you are passionate about art and culture, be sure to stop by one of Fort Lauderdale’s favorite

Stranahan House & Museum – Stranahan House was constructed in 1901 by Frank Stranahan
and his wife, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, Ft. Lauderdale’s Founding Father and first school
teacher, respectively. It is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and has served
multiple purposes in the county’s history. The Stranahan House & Museum is committed to
telling the fascinating story of the birth of our community through the Stranahan’s lives and the
beautiful home they created.

Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the rich history of Fort Lauderdale through this
gorgeous wood-frame vernacular structure, with wide porches and a stunning view of the New

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum – This museum was established with the goal of
preserving the history of the Packard Motor Co., and to demonstrate the progress of American
engineering. With 22 Packard motor cars in working condition, The Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car
Museum is proud to show some of the finest cars ever made. The 18,000 square foot building
also contains thousands of pieces of memorabilia, and a separate gallery dedicated to the life of
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and so much more.

See some of the finest automobiles in the world first hand at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car
Museum. You won’t be disappointed!

Flamingo Gardens – Flamingo Gardens is home to one of the last natural jungle growths in
South Florida, with over 3,000 tropical and subtropical plant species, including the largest tree in
the state of Florida. Their Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to over 90 native species,
making it the largest collection of Florida Native wildlife in the state! The Flamingo Garden’s
mission is to depict, preserve, and provide education about the natural and cultural heritage of
South Florida and the Everglades.

These beautiful gardens, wildlife sanctuary, and historic Wray Home Museum have been
delighting visitors of all ages for 90 years. Don’t miss this fun and educational South Florida

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society – The Fort Lauderdale Historical society is dedicated to
preserving and sharing material from Ft. Lauderdale’s past so that present and future
generations can stay connected to and inspired by their predecessors, and plant their own roots
in our community. The Historical Society includes a 1907 house museum and three other 1905
historic structures, as well as a museum of changing and permanent exhibitions. They also offer
docent-lead and self-guided tours 7 days/week.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the fascinating history of South Florida at the Fort
Lauderdale Historical Society on your next visit!

We hope that you’ll consider some of these exceptional attractions in addition to Bonnet House
Museum & Gardens on your next visit! We are incredibly proud of our community and all that it
has to offer. Happy exploring!

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