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November 2020

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | 85 Years Old and Still Growing at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

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

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | 85 Years Old and Still Growing at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Virtual Webinar on Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Misha McRAE will be presenting the 84-year history of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden from concept in 1934 to the present, with an introduction to the significance of its many functions it provides to the community, City of Key West, conservation, and to the world. About…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Building the Overseas Railway

11-November 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 Eighth Wonder of the World - Building the Overseas Railway They said it couldn’t be done. They called it ‘Flagler’s Folly’. Construction of the Overseas Railway was one of the largest engineering feats the world has ever seen, and it was accomplished by Henry Flagler in 1912. It connected Key…

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THE COST Free

Member-Only Breakfast

20-November from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Custom House,

As a Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) member, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Member Breakfast! Please join us Friday, November 20th at 9:30AM at the Custom House Café, located on the veranda, to enjoy breakfast followed by a brief presentation in the Helmerich Research and Learning Center on the 3rd floor. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events, and all KWAHS has to offer. You may also join us for a docent-guided tour of…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Presidential Visits to the Florida Keys

25-November 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: Presidential Visits to the Florida Keys The Florida Keys are no stranger to U.S. Presidential visits.  Beginning with Ulysses S. Grant in 1880 all the way through Donald J. Trump in 2018, several Presidents have visited the Florida Keys for business and for pleasure.  This talk will explore the Presidents who…

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December 2020

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The First Peoples of Key West: Archaeology at the Stock Island Site and Beyond

3-December from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The First Peoples of Key West: Archaeology at the Stock Island Site and Beyond Virtual Webinar on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm Ryan Harke will be discussing his most recent discoveries in studying remains from the Stock Island archaeological site that was once located on a small island northwest of today’s Stock Island (where the County prison is today). He will be sharing new radiocarbon dates from the oldest human-made deposits at…

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