Leadership / Friends

(Bonnet House Board of Directors)

Paige Drummond Brody, Board Chair
Bill Brown, Ex Officio, CBA President
Greg Coble, Emeritus
Joey Epstein, Treasurer
Lamar Fischer, Ex Officio, Broward District 4 Commissioner
Suzanne Higgins
James LaBate, Vice Chair
Eileen LaMarca
Monica McAfee
Patty McGrane
Jenna McManus
Jennifer Moreland
L. Mike Osceola II

Laura E. Palmer
Donald Quattrucci
Patrick Shavloske, Ex-Officio, CEO
Dianna Silvagni, Emeritus
Carlos Sires
Maxine Streeter, Secretary
Betsy Suiter
Carrie Villar (NTHP Representative)


A Alexander Catering

Aruba Beach Cafe

Big City Tavern

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Broward County Cultural Division

Casa D’Angelo

Casablanca Cafe

Eddie B and Company 


Essex Fish

FlorinRoebig Trial Attorneys

Florida Arts & Culture – Division of Cultural Affairs

Fort Lauderdale Online

Genovese Joblove & Battista

Louie Bossi’s Ristorante

Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill

North Beach Village Resorts 

Nova Southeastern University

Northern Trust

Padrino’s Cuban Restaurant

Parrot Lounge

Pelican Grand Beach Resort

PL&P Advertising

Platinum Tents

Riverside Hotel

Roll Off Dumpster Direct

Season’s 52

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

Soroa Orchids

Stork’s Bakery

Victoria Park Flower Studio 

We Go Places

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Fort Lauderdale Hotels

Atlantic Hotel Fort Lauderdale

Bahia Mar Hotel

Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club

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Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa

Lago Mar Resort & Club

North Beach Village Resorts

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale


The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. We are dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future.

Business for the Arts of Broward is about “getting business leaders together and educating them on the tremendous economic vitality of arts and culture in Broward County,” BankAtlantic CEO Jarett Levan, chairman of the organization, said. “Business for the Arts of Broward aims to turn corporate leaders into “advocates for the entire cultural landscape.”.

ArtsCalendar.com where you can get times and locations for theatre, music, dance, visual arts & museums. ArtsCalendar.com is the leading online resource for Arts and Cultural Events.

Riverwalk A&E – Five distinctive partners with one extraordinary vision, the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, the Broward Center for Performing Arts, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center, and  Historic Stranahan House Museum. Together, our express mission is to promote cultural tourism in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society was founded in 1962 to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. In 2005 the Historical Society completed the historic village which features the largest remaining collection of early 20th century buildings in Broward County.

Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Stranahan House Museum is like a magical journey through time. Experience a link to the time when the Seminole Indians made friends with the settlers in what is now known as Fort Lauderdale.

At the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at Okalee one can experience the history, culture and art of the Seminole Indian people. The museum features various exhibits, retail Art Gallery and an awesome Museum Store. (located in Big Cypress Reservation)

The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection of cultural and fine arts of Native peoples, with an emphasis on the Southwest US.

Hemingway House – Key West – Experience the calming contrast that this Key West home offered this complex man as you take a leisurely and inspiring tour of his mansion and gardens.

The Deering Estate at Cutler – One of the most unique parks in south Florida. A Florida environmental, archaeological, historical and architectural preserve. The Estate is an island of palms and wildlife in the midst of suburbia, Miami, Florida.

Sea Turtle Oversight Protection The mission of STOP is to rescue disoriented sea turtle hatchlings in Broward County, Florida. Click on link if you are interested in volunteering. You can help rescue sea turtles on the Bonnet House Beach and throughout Broward County.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark; and a museum owned by Miami-Dade County. Vizcaya was built by American industrialist James Deering, who wintered on the property from 1916–1925. Today, the European-inspired estate includes a house filled with art and furnishings, ten acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay, a hardwood hammock, and an historic village in Miami, Florida.

Preservations Directory – The online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.

Great Locations is a quality area guide book serving Greater Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Keys/ Key West and the Palm Beaches. It’s a must for any visitor!

The Water Taxi runs between Oakland Park Boulevard and Southeast 17th Street along the Intracoastal waterway, and west along the New River into downtown Ft. Lauderdale as far as River House. A unique way to travel through the Venice of America. Bonnet House will be a water stop soon.

The Jungle Queen, Fort Lauderdale’s legendary Riverboat, has carried visitors’ around the waterways of our city for over 60 years. There are three distinct cruises available, the dinner cruise, the sightseeing cruise and the bayside cruise. Each is an experience not to be missed.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Vacation & Travel Guide