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October 2020

VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Sinking of the U.S.S. MAINE

7-October 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 Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine On September 17, 1895 the battleship U.S.S. Maine was commissioned into the U.S. Navy. Her introduction to the U.S. Navy came at a crucial time. Cuba was embroiled in a revolution against the Spanish government attempting to gain its independence. With tensions heating up in…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Key West’s Cigar Industry

21-October 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: Key West's Cigar Industry The early 19th century witnessed the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, a time of dramatic economic change when small cottage industries were replaced with large-scale factory production. On the heels of the Industrial Revolution, Cuba’s cigar making industry blossomed. Small tobacco farms were consolidated into large plantations…

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THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | David L. Sloan: The Haunted Dolls of Bone Island

22-October from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | David L. Sloan: The Haunted Dolls of Bone Island VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Discover the bizarre and fascinating history of haunted dolls in the southernmost city with acclaimed author and ghost hunter, David L. Sloan. From Calusa totems and the mysterious doll heads of Rest Beach to Fort East Martello’s Robert the Doll and the Audubon House’s missing Peck doll, Sloan will share the true…

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November 2020

THE COST $5.00

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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December 2020

THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

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 Talk on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 4:00pm-5:00pm  Ryan Hark 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 the site,…

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