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With an Illustrious History, Fort Lauderdale’s Charming and Whimsical Bonnet House Museum & Gardens ― One of Florida’s Oldest Homes ― Celebrates its 100th Anniversary
This Milestone Will be Marked by Dynamic Seasonal Programming, Including a Celebratory Gala on
April 25, 2020
One of the oldest homes in Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in east Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its 100th anniversary now through 2020. A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. The 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.
The official kickoff commenced with Holiday Magic, a series of sold out events took place Dec. 6–13, 2019 that delighted all the senses. The 100th Anniversary continues with Bonnet House’s Concerts Under the Stars, an annual series of live music performances from a diverse set of talent. New surprises await with the International Orchid & Garden Festival, a signature Bonnet House event that draws enthusiasts from near and far and features beautiful varieties from locations such as Thailand and Ecuador.
The 100th Anniversary season also includes a variety of exciting events, programs, workshops, tours and classes. The endless options include watercolor, calligraphy and drawing workshops; art, music, holiday cheer, birding, orchid care classes, and other activities that capture the spirit and history of this unique property.
The centennial celebration will be marked with a festive event on Saturday, April 25, 2020 ― the 100th Anniversary Soirée, that will include live performances, pop up art, music, cocktails, dinner and dancing.
As storytelling and sharing is integral for any establishment that has reached the milestone of 100 years, fans are invited to share their Bonnet House memories on social media with the hashtag, #BonnetHouse100 on the property’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.
For those who also wish to keep future memories alive and thriving at Bonnet House, financial contributions can be made toward the 100th Anniversary Campaign. Patrons who donate at the $1,000 level or higher receive admission for two to the Centennial Soiree on Saturday, April 25th along with a VIP commemorative gift. Click on 100th Anniversary logo below to become a Centennial Benefactor today.