The Society hosts a wide variety of multi-day camps during the Summer months for children aged 6 through 12 years old.  Each camp focuses on a specific theme that includes art, science, math and history which promote creativity and problem-solving.   Students have the opportunity to explore, discover and design projects inside a Civil War-era fort.

Students on Thursday brandish shields and medieval weapons they created themselves during Key West Art & Historical Society Medieval Camp, an action-filled five day workshop at Fort East Martello that began on January 1. With instructors Rick “Deadeye” Wheelus (far left), Kevin Lisinski (second from right, back row) and Natalie Robinson (far right), using stories of King Arthur, Robin Hood and Charlemagne as backdrops, students engaged in heraldry research, archery, swordplay, shield-making with wood, rope and paint, chain-mail jewelry making, castle-building with blocks, basic siege tactics and a finale competition between the knights of the citadel and the barbarian horde (horned helmets and round shields). For more information on Society educational programs and adventures, call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

Summer ArtCamp! | Live Action History: The Greco Persian Wars Monday, July 5th to Friday, July 9th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm Join us for a 5-day adventure that relives The Histories as told by Herodotus during the 5th century BCE. Campers will learn about the rise of the Persian Empire and the causes that started […]

Students on Thursday brandish shields and medieval weapons they created themselves during Key West Art & Historical Society Medieval Camp, an action-filled five day workshop at Fort East Martello that began on January 1. With instructors Rick “Deadeye” Wheelus (far left), Kevin Lisinski (second from right, back row) and Natalie Robinson (far right), using stories of King Arthur, Robin Hood and Charlemagne as backdrops, students engaged in heraldry research, archery, swordplay, shield-making with wood, rope and paint, chain-mail jewelry making, castle-building with blocks, basic siege tactics and a finale competition between the knights of the citadel and the barbarian horde (horned helmets and round shields). For more information on Society educational programs and adventures, call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

Fall ArtCamp! | Live Action History: Makers Workshop November 22nd – 24th, from 9 am to 4 pm. This three-day workshop will engage the students in a multitude of creative ways, focusing on the different camps that Deadeye and Kevin run throughout the year. We’ll be making monster costumes, exotic weapons, dungeon scenery, etc., all […]

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