Our Working Waterfront

Custom House Museum | Bryan Gallery

November 2023 - February 2024

The exhibit will explore the diversity of work along the Key West waterfront.  It will reveal the complex interconnections of waterfront work, while integrating never before exhibited historic photos and a range of artifacts. The diverse forms of work ranged from shipbuilding, wrecking, sponging, turtling and shrimping.  The main themes illuminated in the exhibition were: what is and was waterfront work, who works/worked along the waterfront, and what do/did they do. It also took up important questions about how the waterfront has changed over time, the reasons for these changes, and implications for the future.

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