Pineapple Jam 2023 Is Set For April 22

A tropical chic celebration is set for Historic Stranahan House Museum’s annual Pineapple Jam on Saturday, April 22, 2023 beginning at 7 p.m. at Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

Guests will enjoy cocktails and live musical entertainment from 7 to 8 p.m. on the patio followed by a sit-down dinner beginning at 8 p.m. Attire is tropical chic. Tickets are $175 per person and benefit Historic Stranahan House Museum’s educational and historic preservation programs. Guests also can purchase raffle tickets for gift baskets, hospitality experiences and more.

Maggie Gunther, vice president – marketing and communications for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, will be recognized as the Pioneer Honoree for her contributions to Stranahan House as a board member and past chair of Pineapple Jam. The Corporate Pioneer Honoree is Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors®. Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors®.

“We are thrilled to announce the date for our largest annual fundraiser,” said Jennifer Belt, executive director of Stranahan House. “The winners here are the students who will benefit from our educational programming made possible through the generosity of our sponsors and all who attend Pineapple Jam, one the best events of the season.”

Historic Stranahan House Museum is the oldest house in Fort Lauderdale and the epicenter of Broward County’s long and fascinating history. Built in 1901, Stranahan House is recognized as the birthplace of Fort Lauderdale and was home to the area’s first businessman, Frank Stranahan, and the first schoolteacher, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan. Stranahan House opened as a museum in 1984.

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About Historic Stranahan House and Museum

The Stranahan House was built in 1901 when Broward County was no more than a bleak southern frontier supposedly unsuited for human habitation. The existing residents were the Seminoles who traveled down the New River to Frank Stranahan’s trading post to do business. Over the years, as Fort Lauderdale grew and developed, the house became a post office, boarding house, restaurant, and home to the “Founding Father” and “First Lady” of Fort Lauderdale – Ivy and Frank Stranahan. Today it stands as the oldest house in Fort Lauderdale and an epicenter of Broward County’s long and fascinating history.