January 25, 2018 — (Key West, FL).   Key West Art & Historical Society and Sharon Wells to offer Architectural Landmarks and Historical Preservation walking tour

Key West Art & Historical Society’s Historic Walking Tours with local historian, artist and long-time Society board member Sharon Wells continues on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, with a tour focused on architectural landmarks and historical preservation.

A leader in America’s historic preservation movement since the 1960s, Key West has three National Register Historic Districts, with more than 3,000 historic sites, a majestic lighthouse and Civil War forts.  Wells’ tour will begin at the Marquesa Hotel at 600 Fleming Street, and will address the economic and visual impact of the historic district, the National Register of Historic Places and local preservation ordinances. Tour-goers will walk approximately a mile, learning about landmarks from the mid 19th century, significant owners of note, and the unique features of some of Key West’s most beautiful homes.

The tour series is presented by The Society as part of their commitment to providing activities and programs that highlight the abundant history and cultural assets of Key West and the Florida Keys.  Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Register now as space is limited.  For more information, visit KWAHS.ORG/EDUCATION or call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 

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Sharon Wells at the Hospitality House in 1976, her first year in Key West. On Saturday, February 10 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, the historian, photographer and popular tour host will lead a walking tour focused on architectural landmarks and historic preservation. (Contributed photo).