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November 2020

THE COST $40.00 - $50.00

VIRTUAL Camp | North American Legends: Dreams and Giants

23-November to 27-November from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

VIRTUAL Camp | North American Legends: Dreams and Giants Monday, November 23rd – Friday, November 27th An ancient seal has been broken, giants are terrorizing the land, and Sir Polliver has gone missing! Join us on an interactive video adventure! In this five-chapter video series, students will learn all about Native American myths and legends and North American history and geology, all while engaging in a dynamic story featuring instructors Kevin and Deadeye. Each chapter will feature physical challenges, crafts,…

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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

Littles at the Lighthouse

1-December 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, December 1st, from 10:00 am - 10:30 am This program is free for all families 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 January). Space is limited to 15 people, so please arrive early to secure your spot. Parents should bring a large blanket or towel to sit…

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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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THE COST $35.00

Tour of Tours

9-December from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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Mel Fisher Museum, Audubon House, and the Custom House Museum December 9, 2020 9:00am – 11:00am Cost: $35.00 per person Our new Tour of Tours offering will highlight three historically significant museums or buildings after enjoying a lovely breakfast at the Custom House Café.  Join Education Specialist Kassandra Collett and Membership Coordinator Kim Livingston for our December Tour of Tours beginning with coffee and refreshments at the Custom House Café located on the veranda of the historic Custom House Museum.…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | History of the Key West Lighthouse

9-December 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: History of the Key West Lighthouse Almost immediately after the U.S. Navy established a base in Key West in 1823, the need for a lighthouse became evident. Erecting a lighthouse was essential in assuring the safe arrival of both military and commercial vessels navigating the shallow, reef-laden waters off the Florida…

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THE COST $35.00

Tour of Tours

10-December from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Mel Fisher Museum, Audubon House, and the Custom House Museum December 10, 2020 9:00am – 11:00am Cost: $35.00 per person Our new Tour of Tours offering will highlight three historically significant museums or buildings after enjoying a lovely breakfast at the Custom House Café.  Join Education Specialist Kassandra Collett and Membership Coordinator Kim Livingston for our December Tour of Tours beginning with coffee and refreshments at the Custom House Café located on the veranda of the historic Custom House Museum. A short…

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VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Key West in the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s: A History of Revolution and Change

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

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Key West in the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s: A History of Revolution and Change Thursday, December 17, 2020, from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Key West in the last three decades of the nineteenth century was a unique piece of America. Cuban revolutionaries on the island organized their struggle against Spanish rule in Cuba. Shipping lanes connected Key West with the world and there was bi-weekly steamship service between Tampa, Key West and Havana. The economy boomed…

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