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August 2019

Parent & Me Fort Adventures

20-August to 28-May from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY thru MAY 28, 2020 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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September 2019

THE COST Free

Member Breakfast | September 20, 2019

20-September from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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, September 20th 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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THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

Summer Film Series | Russian Ark

24-September from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Alexander Sokurov’s spellbinding masterpiece “Russian Ark” is a multi-award winning film consisting of one, single unbroken camera shot that moves through 33 rooms of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. It’s a staggering work of art, an impressive technical feat that is also cinematic poetry of the first order. As Sokurov’s camera glides in and out of cathedral-like galleries, opulent ballrooms and shadowy corridors and workrooms, three centuries of Russian history and European art are compressed into a single 96 minute shot.…

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THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

Distinguished Speaker Series | Willie Drye : Storm of the Century: Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

26-September from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Author and National Geographic News Contributing Editor Willie Drye unraveled the fascinating story of the most powerful hurricane in U.S. history in his highly praised book, Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The work of narrative non-fiction, which reads like a novel, has been hailed as the definitive account of this event. Drye's riveting yet meticulously accurate portrayal of the horrific power of this long-ago monster storm also was praised by some of the nation's most…

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October 2019

THE COST $10.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | The Civil War in Key West

9-October from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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: The Civil War in Key West This month’s lecture with explore the Key West’s historical significance in the context of the American Civil…

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THE COST $45.00 - $55.00

Historic Sail | Corey Malcom, PhD| The History of the Key West Bight

19-October from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Key West Bight, 201 William Street
Key West, FL United States
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October 19, 2019 – (Key West, FL).  Sail into historic exploration with Key West Art & Historical Society and archaeologist Corey Malcom, Ph.D. What better way to learn about the historic significance of the Key West Bight than taking a morning sail through the Key West Harbor and beyond. Enjoy mimosas, fresh fruit, delicious breakfast pastries and create your own Bloody Mary aboard the classy and comfortable 75 ft. Argo Navis catamaran. The History of Key West Bight and Harbor…

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November 2019

THE COST $10.00

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

13-November from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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: The Great Depression & the WPA In July 1934, Key West, once one of the richest cities in Florida, formally declared itself bankrupt.…

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December 2019

THE COST $10.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | The History of Florida Keys Tourism

11-December from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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: The History of Florida Keys Tourism As America became more interconnected via railroads in the late 19th century and cars in the early…

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THE COST $25.00

Perpetual Groove

12-December from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Music at Martello presents Perpetual Groove with special guests The Happy Dog Band Thursday, December 12, 2019 Fort East Martello 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Tickets: $25 GA – on sale 9/17/2019 Children 12 and under free Perpetual Groove caught everyone by surprise in 2015 when they returned to the stage after a two-year hiatus. The band performed eight weekends that year, over multi-night runs, to sold-out shows in some of their favorite cities across the country, thus ringing in a…

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January 2020

Conch Revival Picnic

21-January from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Atreet
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Details and Tickets Coming Soon Edible history continues with Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West are celebrating the new year with another Conch Revival Picnic— a heritage dinner featuring a cornucopia of classic Key West/Conch recipes— set for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6:00pm –8:00pm. The Key West Art & Historical Society, Great Events and Isle Cook Key West once again join forces to…

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