Happy Hour with the Historian | Historic Buildings of Key West
1-May from 16:30 to 17:30$10.00
The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with the BottleCap Lounge for a series of fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Attendees will receive a free drink (beer, house wine or a well drink), and will be treated to a short presentation by the curator.
Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D.
Topic: Historical Buildings of Key West
Historical preservation is alive and well in Key West. Recently, the Key West Art & Historical Society has merged with the Historic Markers Project and has been authorized to stabilize and rehabilitate the Key West Diesel Plant. To celebrate these monumental undertakings, this talk will focus on the history of several of Key West’s iconic and lesser-known structures.
The island has one of the largest historic districts with the densest accumulation of historic frame vernacular buildings in the nation. Its history encompasses unique island architecture – Civil War forts, famous authors homes, Cuba’s revolution from Spain, The Spanish-American War, the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Overseas Railway, the turtle industry, the sponging industry, the cigar industry, rum runners, pirates, sunken Spanish treasure ships, the fishing industry, the sea salt industry, the wrecking/salvage industry, military history, the cemetery, parks, maritime sites, Truman Annex, the Little White House and historic city/state/federal buildings.