As the stewards of three national landmarks, the Key West Art & Historical Society educates the local community and visiting public by preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art, architecture and history of the Florida Keys
Jack Baron, The Apple
For over 60 years, Key West Art & Historical Society has been committed to preservation of the island’s historic structures and collection of artifacts and art that reflect the history of the Florida Keys.
KWAHS has been at the forefront of historical preservation in Key West beginning with Fort East Martello in the 50’s, moving on to the Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters, and culminating with the opening of the Custom House, in 1999.
Concurrently, the Society has maintained and interpreted its extensive collection of objects for research and exhibition.
As one of the oldest non-profits in the Florida Keys, the Society also works with the local community to provide programs that support diverse groups of all ages. The Society is continually involved in a variety of programs such as ArtCamp, the Rhodes Scholar course established by Elderhostel, Community Day, Art!Key West!, Fridays on Front, and Hemingway Days. Looking toward the future, the Society remains dedicated to the current programs while also striving to enhance community involvement.
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