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March 2019

Parent & Me Fort Adventures

26-March to 30-May from 00:00 to 23:59
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY thru MAY 30, 2019 10:00am-11:30am  How does a play date at a 150-year-old fort sound? In this toddler-centric Parent and Me class your child will explore and discover through hands-on play experiences. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning this fun and educational class will focus on a specific theme that includes art, science, math, and building. After a playful group circle time that promotes creativity, sensory exploration and problem solving, Ms. Linda will fill your morning with…

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Life Drawing with Annamarie Giordano

26-March to 28-May from 00:00 to 23:59
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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EVERY TUESDAY Thru MAY 28, 2019 11:00am-2:00pm Select your medium of choice and join Annamarie Giordano in Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays. This three-hour workshop is held in the Museum’s “White Room,” a place where folk artist Mario Sanchez once created art, accessed through the parade grounds behind the Fort. Classes feature nude models in short and long poses and are open to all levels. Sessions are $25 for Key West Art & Historical Society members and $30 for non-members,…

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April 2019

Jeff Stotts l The life and times of Key West’s Sandy and Lillah Cornish

25-April from 18:00 to 19:00
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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An iconic figure in Key West history; The life and times of Sandy and Lillah Cornish About the presentation:  A resident of Key West from early Florida statehood to Reconstruction. Lived in slavery for decades in the East and arose to prominence in the deepest south. An early key West icon whose commanding presence was known by generals, a Secretary, Chief Justice of the US and the President. This program is sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and Southernmost Beach Resort…

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THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

Historic Walking Tour: Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church

27-April from 09:30 to 10:30
Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church, 702 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Historic Walking Tour: Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church presented by Jeff Stotts This historic site is as much about a free black community leader as it is about the landmark Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church in Key West. Sandy Cornish founded the Cornish Chapel for the African-American residents of Key West. The church was built in the form of European cathedrals and was designed to serve as a place of worship, a schoolhouse, and a gathering place of safety. Image:…

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THE COST $10.00 - $40.00

Trivia Night Fundraiser

29-April from 17:00 to 19:30
Hard Rock Cafe, 313 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society's first trivia night fundraiser.  Spots are LIMITED, so don't delay, register your team today! Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit's amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun.  There will be 5 categories - Key West History, Food & Drink, In the News, Sports and General Knowledge.  First place team wins $100, second place $60 and third place $40. Hard Rock Cafe will be…

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May 2019

THE COST $10.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | Historic Buildings of Key West

1-May from 16:30 to 17:30
BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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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…

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THE COST Free

Molly Ross | Spectacle in the Street: Art of the Parade

3-May from 18:00 to 19:00
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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About the presentation: Parades draw people together and transform collective spaces. In this lecture, you will be inspired by traditions and histories of parading from around the world considering how the bold graphic qualities and simple choreography of bodies in costumes can strengthen a sense of community identity through shared cultural experience. About the speaker: Molly Ross is an artist and academic working in the field of cultural performance including puppetry and parades. The work ranges in scale from quiet…

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THE COST Free - $5.00

Papio Kinetic Parade After Party & Awards

4-May from 12:30 to 15:00
Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater, 21 East Quay Road
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Join us for a Key West Festival to celebrate the legacy of Stanley Papio and the creative spirit that is alive in our community today at the Papio Kinetic Parade After Party...May 4th , Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater. Tons of fun with food trucks, full bar, lounge tent, a massive kids zone games, face painting, and a giant blow-up slide and the Kinetic Parade Floats! Bring your blankets and beach chairs and join your friends and neighbors for the best…

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Alex Vega l Fires that Forged Key West

9-May from 18:00 to 19:00
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Alex Vega is the Executive Director of the Key West Firehouse Museum, which is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation and exhibition of artifacts about fire fighting in Key West. Participants will learn about the fires that forged Key West, including the Great Fire of 1886. This program is sponsored by the Helmerich Trust and Southernmost Beach Resort Image: An 1884 drawing of Key West with the Great Fire of 1886 outlined. Monroe County Library Collection.

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THE COST Free

Member Breakfast

17-May from 10:00 to 11:30
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
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 on Friday, May 17th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation, followed by a docent-guided tour. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events, and all KWAHS has to offer. If you are a new member, you're not going to want to…

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Bob Bernreuter l A History of the Basilica St. Mary Star of the Sea

23-May from 18:00 to 19:00
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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About the presentation: We will explore how small seeds of faith planted by 16th century missionaries on a small island in a new world were nurtured into a parish, survived the storms of nature and war, and ultimately would earn the attention of Rome and be honored with the distinguished title of a Minor Basilica. About the presenter: A sixth generation “Conch”, Bob grew up in Key West during the fifties and sixties.  He graduated from Key West High in…

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June 2019

THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Archeology Camp | The Curse of the Mummy

3-June to 7-June from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) This program features a high energy adventure driven curriculum where the classroom is used to represent a museum. Students will learn about ancient cultures as they are sent out as agents of history to find the missing components from our museum displays. Each of these museum assignments will be run in an "Indiana Jones" style with tricks,…

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THE COST $10.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | Defending America’s Gibraltar: The Forts of Key West

5-June from 16:30 to 17:30
BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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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: Defending America's Gibraltar: The Forts of Key West

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Chip Kasper & Sandy Delgado l The 1919 Hurricane and its impacts in Key West

6-June from 18:00 to 19:00
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Chip Kasper & Sandy Delgado l The 1919 Hurricane and its impacts in Key West About the presentation: The 1919 Hurricane was the fourth in a series of deadly hurricanes affecting the Florida Keys during the early 20th Century. The 1919 hurricane, which led to the sinking of the passenger ship Valbanera, resulted in perhaps the worst maritime disaster in the history of the Florida Keys. The hurricane also inspired Sister Louis Gabriel to design and build the Our Lady…

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THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Claymation Camp

10-June to 14-June from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) Instructor: Crystal Smith                         Assistant: Gian Carlos Espinoza Stop-motion photography is a fun way for children to learn about a specific style of animation. Many of the students' favorite movies are made using stop-motion. In this camp, the participants will learn the art of clay molding, wire figures, set design, and how to compose 24 Frames per…

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THE COST Free

Member Breakfast

14-June from 10:00 to 11:30
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
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 on Friday, June 14th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation, followed by a docent-guided tour. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events and all KWAHS has to offer. You're not going to want to miss this informative, fun intro. to the…

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THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Fossil Camp

17-June to 21-June from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) Children will learn about specific geological epochs and the associated dinosaur's species that dominated at the time. Each day will feature a different time period (Triassic, Jurassic, etc) and include crafts and activities highlighting the day's lesson. As children become familiar with the full range of extinct species, they will make fossil replicas in the classroom. The…

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THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Cinema Camp

24-June to 28-June from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) In the age of digital media, children use all manner of devices to create short films for their own entertainment. Join Ms. Crystal for a week of engaging activities designed to channel the genius behind the camera. In this camp, the children will develop a script, cast roles, design costumes and direct a movie. The students will…

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THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

Brian Magrane l Merchant Ship of 1622 Fleet

27-June from 18:00 to 19:00
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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About the presentation: Dr. Brian Magrane will take the audience back in time to 1622 when the Spanish ruled Florida waters. He will tell the story of the Atocha’s lesser known sister ship, the Buen Jesus y Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Learn about life onboard a small Spanish merchant ship and what was found on the wreck site. Brian will discuss the coins and treasures recovered and how the Atocha and Rosario differed.  About the presenter: Dr. Brian Magrane is…

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July 2019

THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Art and Design Camp

1-July to 5-July from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) Students will create unique works of art using various mediums and take a field trip to explore the Custom House art exhibitions. Students will also tour the Lighthouse in preparation to participate in the annual Key Lime Pie Drop. Key West's most creative minds attempt to outsmart gravity by finding a way to drop a Key Lime…

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THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Pirate Camp

8-July to 12-July from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate campers under 6-years old) Join us for a week of pirate-themed activities. The children will make pirate pouches to collect treasure on a nature walk, make personalized pirate flags, learn authentic pirate knots and lashings, participate in a treasure hunt with puzzles and riddles and compete in a day-long water battle for ‘the booty’. About instructor Rick Wheelus AKA Deadeye Rick is…

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THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Sci-Fi Camp

15-July to 19-July from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) 3......2.......1...... BLAST OFF into the unknown! Campers will have fun using black light painting techniques to learn about the solar system. They will design UFO's and apply their knowledge of the planets and constellations to determine how best to travel through space and time. Instructor: Crystal Smith Assistant: Kevin Lisinski Camp Details In addition to registering online,…

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THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Wreckers Camp

22-July to 26-July from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) Don your derby, bonnet or top hat and relive the wrecking era in Key West. In 1825, Congress passed the Federal Wrecking Act and opened the floodgates for an industry that catapulted Key West to fame and fortune. Between 1828 and the 1850s, Key West was considered the richest city in the country, per capita. A winning…

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THE COST $25.00 - $50.00

Music at Martello | Donavon Frankenreiter

27-July from 19:00 to 22:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 5, 2019 10:00AM Saturday, July 27, 2019 Fort East Martello (Parade Grounds) 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd Ticket Pricing: Advanced General Admission: $25 At the Door General Admission: $30 VIP: $50 Doors: 6:00PM Show: 7:00PM All Ages/Children 12 and Under Free Donavon Frankenreiter Bio: Donavon Frankenreiter's new album, "The Heart," officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter's second decade as a solo recording artist. It's been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and…

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THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Mario Sanchez Camp

29-July to 2-August from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, Fl 33040 United States
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This camp is for students that are interested in making art in the storytelling style of Mario Sanchez. Students will be inspired after a field trip to the Custom House to view his artwork. Mario Sanchez was a Cuban-American folk artist from the Key West cigar-making neighborhood known as "Gato's Village". Self-taught, Sanchez began working artistically in 1930 on media like paper bags and cedar wood boards. Students will tour the Custom House exhibition, paying particular attention to the work…

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August 2019

THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Adventure Camp

5-August to 9-August from 09:00 to 16:00
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate campers under 6 years old) BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Students will play the part of the hero as well as the antagonist in a fantasy-themed week of action.  The students will work together to solve a variety of different puzzles while designing their own modules along the way. The campers will work on; Creative problem solving Map/maze design Artistic development Physical and…

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