The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to offer a series of VIRTUAL fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’.
Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D.
Topic: Key West Walking Tour
Join Cori Convertito, Curator for the Key West Art & Historical Society, for a VIRTUAL walking tour focusing on a handful of Key West’s iconic buildings.
Historical preservation is alive and well in Key West. To celebrate our wonderful and unique architecture, this webinar will take attendees on a virtual walking tour of several of Key West’s iconic and lesser-known structures including the Custom House, Casa Marina Resort, the Strand Theater and more!
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 and the U.S. Navy.
Happy Hour with the Historian is sponsored in part by The Helmerich Trust and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.