Join & Support

Key West Art & Historical Society, connecting the past, building bridges to the future. You participate in history when you donate, become an Individual or Business Member, Shop in our Museum Stores. Every gift, large or small, helps us continue our mission.

Working from a scaffold at the Custom House Museum, master masonry carver Randall Nelson chisels the square corner of a new capital stone to match the round column on which it sits. Repairing and replacing the historic building’s masonry work is the fourth of a six-phase restoration project proposed by the building’s original restoration architect, Bert Bender of Bender and Associates Architects, P.A. (Photo by Carol Tedesco)

Donate to the Key West Art & Historical Society

Gifts from friends like you make an impact on every aspect of the Society and its museums.  From presenting a dynamic array of acclaimed exhibitions, to offering a comprehensive range of educational programs, to maintaining the facilities within our landmark buildings—your gift to the General Operating Fund helps us do it all.

Become a Member

Your gift or membership helps maintain the Society’s collections and supports on-going exhibitions and programming.

Since 1949, the community has been essential to our mission to preserve and protect the history and cultural heritage of Key West. In 1950, volunteers cleared overgrown vegetation and abandoned debris from Fort East Martello, opening the Florida Keys’ first museum. Through donations of heirlooms and artifacts, along with funds raised by the community, the initial collection was then assembled for conservation and exhibition. At the same time restoration efforts began on the first of what would become our three historic properties.

Today, community involvement and annual contributions from our members ensure that Key West Art & Historical Society continues to provide education through four landmark museums, promote humanities-based programs for the young and old, and award-winning exhibitions of art and artifacts that inspire and educate.


Become a Business Member

Business members not only provide critical operating support for the Key West Art & Historical Society, but also receive distinguishable branding and marketing opportunities. Fulfilling our mission to preserve the culture of the Florida Keys would not be possible without the unwavering support from generous businesses.

Your business will be recognized by our members, the local community, and tens of thousands annual Museum visitors. Take advantage of this amazing marketing opportunity for your business and support one of the oldest Not-for-profits in the Florida Keys.

Shop the Museum Stores

Treat yourself in all four of our Museum Stores.  Discover books, prints, homewares, jewelry, children’s toys, and bespoke items inspired by our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.  You can also visit our online store. We offer worldwide shipping, and every purchase supports the mission of the Key West Art & Historical Society.