July 11, 2018 – (Key West, FL).  Trolley tour with historian Sharon Wells spotlights Hemingway’s legacy to finish off festivities

As a finale of the weeklong festival celebrating the larger-than-life legacy of Ernest Hemingway, Key West Art & Historical Society invites fans and aficionados to join island historian Sharon Wells on Sunday, July 22, from noon to 2:00pm. Wells will share fascinating stories and anecdotes about the Nobel Prize-winning author during a trolley tour to island sites connected to his decade in Key West, including his home at 907 Whitehead Street, where he lived and wrote for more than ten years.

Other sites will include the home of John dos Passos, who invited Hemingway to the island in 1928, the old Gibson Hotel (now Eden House), Mrs. Rhoda Bakers Electric Kitchen (breakfast spot for Hemingway’s “Mob”), Charles Thompson’s marine hardware store, the Custom House, and Captain Tony’s Saloon, the site of the original Sloppy Joe’s.

The tour departs from the Custom House Museum and ends at the Papa’s Pillar Key West Distillery where participants will be given a private tour of the facility, learn about the rum making process and enjoy a tasting of the blonde and dark rums. Tickets are $5.00 for Key West Art & Historical Society Members and $10.00 for non-members. To reserve tickets, visit kwahs.org and click “tickets.” Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

Funding for Hemingway’s Key West by Trolley Tour provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

IMAGE: Hemingway Home and Museum at 907 Whitehead Street in Key West is one of multiple sites included on the Sunday, July 22, Hemingway Days Key West by Trolley Tour, led by historian Sharon Wells.