The Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon

Miami’s Annual Hat Luncheon

February 28, 2012
11AM – 3PM
Miami FL

In February 2012, in the historic gardens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will host it’s annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon or better known as the Hat Luncheon.

The luncheon will reprise fashionable daytime events in Vizcaya’s formal Italianate gardens which were a tradition in Vizcaya’s early years as a public museum.  Women are invited to dress elegantly in hats and other finery and gentlemen are invited to come in sub-tropical dapper dress including hats.  The goal of the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon is to introduce guests to the splendor of Vizcaya’s gardens as originally intended and raise funds to further the mission of The Vizcayans to protect, preserve and restore the estate including the gardens.


The Vizcayans is a private sector, tax exempt support organization originally chartered in 1957 that has worked continuously since its inception to protect and preserve Vizcaya, which is owned and operated by Miami-Dade CountyThe Vizcayans’ current focus is the restoration of the Sutri Fountain Garden and surrounding areas.  The Preservation Luncheon will begin at 11:00 am on The Casino Mound with gardens tours, cocktails and presentations and continue with lunch al fresco in the surrounding areas of the formal gardens.  Ticket prices will be announced closer the event date.  For more information, please contact The Vizcayans’ office at (305) 856-4866 extension 3.

About The Vizcayans
Chartered in 1957, The Vizcayans was expressly created for the purpose of raising funds to aid in the maintenance and restoration of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

Due to the harsh natural effects on the house caused by South Florida’s extremely humid and salty-air climate, ongoing and proactive restoration and preservation are of constant concern.

Funds for restoration and preservation are raised throughmembership, social and cultural fundraising events, major donor contributions and bequests.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL, 33129

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