Historic Stranahan House Museum’s Inaugural “Home for the Holidays” Raises Funds for Educational Programs

Fort LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The South Florida community came “Home for the Holidays” in the inaugural celebratory party at the Historic Stranahan House Museum to raise more than $11,000 for education programing and the preservation of the historic home.

“This is such a festive time of year, and Stranahan House is so beautifully decorated inside and outside. It’s the perfect time and place to enjoy the holiday spirit in Fort Lauderdale,” said Stranahan House board member and LaurieAnne Minoff, who chaired the event.

Guests enjoyed delicious food, specialty holiday cocktails, a visit from Saint Nick, tours by docents in Victorian era attire and a silent auction and raffle filled with holiday gifts, gift cards, excursions and gift baskets, all set amid in the glow of twinkling lights and elegant Victorian era holiday displays. The museum’s gift shop also remained open featuring unique locally created and commemorative items.

Home for the Holidays was sponsored by Tripp Scott, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Fertig & Gramling, SouthState Bank, Pat and Norm Kublin, MSL CPAs and Advisors, Kate and Doug Smith, Lori and Gene Harvey, Buckley Mediation, the Minoff Family, The Dutton Group, Matthew McAloon, Lori and Mitch Cohen, Sidecar Kitchen, Pierson Grant and Clay Wieland Photography.

“We are incredibly thankful to all of our wonderful sponsors, volunteers and supporters, whose contributions have set the standard for more “Home for the Holiday” parties for years to come,” said Historic Stranahan House Museum Executive Director April Kirk. “The impact of this event goes far beyond just benefitting the House. Local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs had the opportunity to market their goods and services by participating in the silent auction and young professionals made valuable connections. It was a spectacular night.”

Guests were welcome to tour the house by following all local and federal COVID-19 safety protocols. Face coverings were encouraged on-site and required inside all Stranahan House buildings.

Located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale at 335 SE 6th Avenue, The Stranahan House Museum is open for daily guided tours and offers virtual experiences and in-person events throughout the year. Become a member or join the 1901 Circle as a lifetime member. To stay updated with events, visit For any additional information, please call (954) 524-4736 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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