Free Curator Tour of Tennessee Williams Museum
2-February from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
As part of the Key West Art and Historical Society’s free museum entry for locals on first Sundays of the month program, the curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum, Dennis Beaver, is adding the perk of a free tour to locals. The tour will take place on Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. at the museum located at 513 Truman Avenue. The focus of the tour will be on the controversial death of Tennessee Williams. He died February 25, 1983 at the age of 71. His death and its cause was covered extensively by the media all over the world. This coverage raised questions as to whether his death was suicide, choking, or murder as was believed by Williams’ brother. This tour will provide the most recent findings.
Williams, considered by many to be the greatest playwright of the last century, received many accolades for his literary accomplishments, including Pulitzer prizes for his plays “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; a Broadway Tony for his play, “A Rose Tattoo;” and the highest recognition available to a citizen, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.