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March 2021

Private Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum

1-March to 31-May from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Book your private tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue.  Tours last approximately 60 minutes and will be led by a knowledgeable member of staff.  Groups are limited to a maximum of 6 people.  Masks must be worn on the property at all time (no exceptions). At minimum, we require 24 hour notice to arrange for a tour of the museum.   BOOK YOUR TOUR

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Tandy Talks Tennessee: A Virtual Performance and Conversation ON DEMAND

23-March to 31-March from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

TANDY TALKS TENNESSEE // a virtual performance & conversation featuring Tandy Cronyn and Stephen Kitsakos Actress Tandy Cronyn, daughter of legendary actors Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, talks about her mother, her father and Tennessee Williams.  Jessica Tandy, the Tony and Oscar-winning actress, originated the role of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947, and her father, Hume Cronyn, made it all happen.  Ms. Cronyn will also read from the playwright’s poetry collection, share reminiscences and participate in…

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April 2021

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Old Man and the Sea: A Retrospective with Guy Harvey

15-April from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Distinguished Speaker Series | The Old Man and the Sea: A Retrospective with Guy Harvey VIRTUAL Event on Thursday, April 15th, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm REGISTER Currently on view at the Custom House Museum are 59 of Guy Harvey's pen-and-ink illustrations of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Created by Harvey very early in his career,the public response to the drawings would inspire him to become a professional artist. On April 15th we will host a virtual…

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Littles at the Lighthouse

20-April from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Atreet
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Littles at the Lighthouse Tuesday, April 20th, from 10:00 am – 10:30 am Our Littles at the Lighthouse program invites parents and children aged five years old and under to join us each week for story time on the lighthouse lawn. Each session will have an exciting new theme that will pair with our Parent & Me program at Fort East Martello Museum (which is tentatively scheduled to resume in May). Space is limited to 15 people, so please register…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Following the Fish, Hemingway in Key West

21-April from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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: Following the Fish | Hemingway in Key West Ernest Hemingway, who lived and wrote in Key West throughout the 1930s, immersed himself in Florida Keys game fishing and did much to popularize it among fellow writers, readers and sportsmen.  His angling exploits are showcased in the latest Happy Hour with the…

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Member-Only Breakfast

23-April from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Atreet
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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As a Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) member, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Member Breakfast! Please join me Friday, April 23rd at 9:00 am at the Key West Lighthouse to enjoy a light breakfast and a brief presentation. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming programs and all KWAHS has to offer. Feel free to climb the Lighthouse or tour the Keepers Quarters following the Breakfast presentation. I hope you can join us for this…

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Littles at the Lighthouse

27-April from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Atreet
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Littles at the Lighthouse Tuesday, April 27th, from 10:00 am – 10:30 am Our Littles at the Lighthouse program invites parents and children aged five years old and under to join us each week for story time on the lighthouse lawn. Each session will have an exciting new theme that will pair with our Parent & Me program at Fort East Martello Museum (which is tentatively scheduled to resume in May). Space is limited to 15 people, so please register…

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Under Construction | A.V. Rabenau Photograph Exhibit Opening

30-April from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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The Key West Art & Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of “Under Construction | Glass Plate Negatives of A.V. Rabenau,” an exhibition showcasing turn-of-the-century photographs in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. One of the newest and most valuable collections belonging to the Key West Art & Historical Society is a series of over 50 early 20th-century glass plate negatives taken by photographer A.V. Rabenau. Little is known of Rabenau, but his…

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May 2021

VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | The Great Depression & The WPA

5-May from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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: The Great Depression & The WPA In July 1934, Key West, once one of the richest cities in Florida, formally declared itself bankrupt. Of the 13,000 people who inhabited the town, 80% were on relief rolls and the City was deeply in debt. Once-flourishing sponge and cigar industries had long since…

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VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State

13-May from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State Thursday, May 13th, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm REGISTER Tyler Gillespie will give a behind-the-scenes look at his new book The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State. He'll discuss a research process that led him into unexpected places such as halfway houses, gator pits, rattlesnake rooms, and clothing-optional campgrounds to interview eclectic Floridians for stories that delve into serious issues such as addiction, Florida's racist…

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THE COST $200.00 - $250.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Pirate Camp

31-May to 4-June from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Pirate Camp Monday, May 31st to Friday, June 4th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm Join us for a 5-day pirate adventure in this open-world campaign that explores the life of 17th-century Caribbean pirates. This week is filled with pirate-themed activities, crafts, code-breaking, and teamwork which will all assist campers in discovering the hidden location of Captain Kidd's treasure in Key West. Ages 6-12: Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable…

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June 2021

THE COST $200.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Sci-Fi Camp

7-June to 11-June from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Sci-Fi Camp Monday, June 7th to Friday, June 11th, from 8:45 am - 4 pm During the 5-day camp, your camper will explore our solar system as they create UFO’s, make moon rocks, and have fun using black light painting techniques. Ages 6-12: Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate campers under 6 years old  Instructor: Crystal Smith  Location: Fort East Martello Museum In addition to registering online, Parents will need…

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THE COST $200.00 - $250.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Pottery Camp

14-June to 18-June from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Pottery Camp Monday, June 14th to Friday, June 18th, from 9 am – 4 pm In this 5-day camp, your camper will learn beginning pottery terms, create a tile mosaic, make coil pots and pinch pots, and learn about local Key West artists who specialize in this medium. Ages 6-12: Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate campers under 6 years old Instructor: Crystal Smith Location: Fort East Martello Museum In…

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THE COST $200.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Claymation Camp

28-June to 2-July from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Claymation Camp Monday, June 28th to  Friday, July 2nd, from 8:45 am – 4 pm During this 5-day camp, campers will learn the art of clay molding, wire figures, set design, and how to compose 24 frames per minute using stop-motion photography to create an animated movie, which will premiere on the last day of camp for parents and families. This week concludes with a premiere of the film for parents and families.  Ages 6-12: Please note that due…

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July 2021

THE COST $200.00 - $250.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Live Action History: The Greco Persian Wars

5-July to 9-July from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Live Action History: The Greco Persian Wars Monday, July 5th to Friday, July 9th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm Join us for a 5-day adventure that relives The Histories as told by Herodotus during the 5th century BCE. Campers will learn about the rise of the Persian Empire and the causes that started the Greco Persian Wars in the Greek City-States. Campers will use maps, teamwork, code-breaking, character role-playing, and acting to recreate this incredible time. Ages 6-12: Please…

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THE COST $200.00 - $250.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Outdoor Sculpture Creations Camp

12-July to 16-July from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Outdoor Sculpture Creations Camp Monday, July 12th to Friday, July 16th, from 8:45 am – 4:00 pm During this 5-day camp, students will learn about the outdoor sculptures created by artists Dale Chihuly, Louise Nevelson, and Claus Oldenburg. Students will then work together to design and create a sculpture from recycled materials that will be able to withstand the elements for up to three months. This camp concludes with a pop-up exhibit that is curated and installed by…

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THE COST $200.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Movie Maker Camp: Part 1

19-July to 23-July from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Movie Maker Camp: Part 1 Monday, July 19th to Friday, July 23rd, from 8:45 am – 4 pm This 5-day workshop will take our campers behind the scenes of the movie-making industry. Participants will have a hands-on experience as they write a script, make costumes, build sets, and create the props to be used in next week’s program, Movie Makers Camp: Part 2. This camp focuses on artistic creativity, cooperation, and team-building skills. Ages 6-12: Please note that…

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THE COST $200.00 - $250.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Movie Maker Camp: Part 2

26-July to 30-July from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Movie Maker Camp: Part 2 Monday, July, 26th to Friday, July 30th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm The second part of this 5-day workshop will take our students behind the scenes of the movie-making industry. Participants will review the script, cast roles for the film, create theatrical makeup, and learn how to direct a movie. The students will have an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of technology and understanding of the film production process. This week…

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August 2021

THE COST $200.00 - $250.00

Summer ArtCamp! | Adventure: Death Takes a Holiday

2-August to 6-August from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | Adventure: Death Takes a Holiday Monday, August 2nd to Friday, August 6th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm Join us for a 5-day adventure that picks up where we last left off during The Rise of the Dark Queen. At the conclusion of our last camp, Death decides to take a holiday, throwing the world of Jozan into chaos. What will campers do when they can't defeat evil? This open-forum adventure allows campers to create the outcome…

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THE COST $120.00 - $150.00

Summer ArtCamp! | The Ultimate Scarecrow Challenge

9-August to 11-August from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Summer ArtCamp! | The Ultimate Scarecrow Challenge Monday, August 9th to Wednesday, August 11th, from 8:45 am - 4 pm During this 3-day camp, students will work together to design and create a scarecrow which will be entered into the 3rd Annual Scarecrows in the Forest Contest at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens. Students will need to use creativity and problem solving to ensure that their scarecrow will last outdoors during this fall competition. Ages 6-12: Please note…

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