Free Curator Tour of Tennessee Williams Museum
5-January from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
As an extra perk for locals, the Tennessee Williams Museum, under the auspices of the Key West Art and Historical Society, is providing a free curator led tour for locals on the first Sunday in January. The tour will take place on January 5 at 2:00 p.m. at 513 Truman Avenue and will be led by Curator Dennis Beaver. The focus of the tour will be on the January 19, 1956, San Carlos Institute premiere of Williams’ classic film “The Rose Tattoo.” The film was based on the Tony Award winning Broadway play of the same name. Williams wrote both the play and the screenplay and oversaw the making of the film in Key West while living at his home on Duncan Street in the early 1950’s.
Curator Beaver commented that “a major reason for giving this tour for locals is to raise awareness of the many contributions made by this literary giant to the city of Key West and Monroe County. His choice of having a home in our city on Duncan Street for thirty-four years helped to make Key West the cultural and literary destination it is today. Williams said he could write anywhere but he could write best in Key West.”