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October 2021

VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Key West Walking Tour

27-October from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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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 Walking Tour Join Cori Convertito, Curator for the Key West Art & Historical Society, for a VIRTUAL walking tour focusing on a handful of Key West's iconic buildings. Historical preservation is alive and well in Key West. To celebrate our wonderful and unique architecture, this webinar will take attendees…

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November 2021

HYBRID DSS | Key West’s Black History: Shaping an Island

8-November from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Key West Library, 700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Distinguished Speaker Series | Key West's Black History: Shaping an Island with Cori Convertito Monday, November 8, 2021, from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Key West Library This is a HYBRID lecture.  Attendees can participate in person (maximum of 40 people on a first come, first served basis) OR livestream of the event via ClickMeeting by registering below. REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE The Key West Art and Historical Society, in partnership with Monroe County Public Libraries, is building…

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THE COST Free

Littles at the Lighthouse

9-November 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 TENTATIVELY schedule to resume on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 10 am – 10:30 am 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. Space is limited to 15 people, so please arrive early to secure your spot. Parents should bring a large blanket or towel to sit on during the story time session. All adults and children over…

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VIRTUAL DSS | Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists by James A. Kushlan

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

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists by James A. Kushlan Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 4 pm to 5 pm REGISTER Dr. James A. Kushlan's book, Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists reveals the stories of explorers, pioneers, naturalists, and scientists who over centuries unveiled the tropical environment of South Florida. During this talk, Dr. Kushlan examines these scientific contributions critically, places them in a historical context, illustrates how exploration has…

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Parent and Me Fort Adventures

18-November 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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Parent and Me Fort Adventures TENTATIVELY scheduled to resume on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am  How does a play date at a 150-year-old fort sound? This toddler-centric program allows parents and their children to explore and discover through hands-on play experiences. Every Thursday morning, this fun and educational class will focus on a specific theme that includes art, science, math, and building. Enjoy the Imagination Playground, water play, and story time in the spectacular setting…

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Gouges & Grain: Artists in Wood Exhibit Opening

19-November from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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The Key West Art & Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of “Gouges & Grain: Artists in Wood” an exhibition featuring skilled artists who employed wood as a medium on display in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. This exhibit will examine select pieces from the Society’s permanent collection that were created using wood. Featuring artists such as Mario Sanchez, Norma Renner, Tony Barcelo, Suzie dePoo, George Mario Garcia and Duke Rood, the…

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Fall ArtCamp! | Live Action History: Makers Workshop

22-November to 24-November from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Fall ArtCamp! | Live Action History: Makers Workshop November 22nd – 24th, from 9 am to 4 pm. REGISTER This three-day workshop will engage the students in a multitude of creative ways, focusing on the different camps that Deadeye and Kevin run throughout the year. We’ll be making monster costumes, exotic weapons, dungeon scenery, etc., all while working on the various elements that go into making the adventures and camps. If you’ve got ideas, this is your chance to try…

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December 2021

VIRTUAL DSS | African American Politics by Sharon Austin

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

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | African American Politics by Sharon Austin Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 4 pm to 5 pm REGISTER Join us for a presentation by Sharon Austin that examines the social and political relationships among African Americans and people of black Caribbean descent. Other topics include Haitian political behavior, general African American political behavior, and the history and politics of black women.   About the Presenter: Sharon Austin is an American political scientist, currently a professor of…

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Coast is Clear Music & Art Festival

4-December from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Parade Grounds at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, 33040 United States
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COAST IS CLEAR MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN DECEMBER Celebration Marking Close of Hurricane Season Features Lineup with Internationally Acclaimed Bands July 28, 2021 – (Key West, FL).  The stage is set for the fourth annual COAST Is Clear Music & Arts Festival to return to Key West, FL on the weekend of December 3-5, 2021. The locally organized event, orchestrated through a new collaboration between two island arts organizations, Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) and Coast…

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5th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar

10-December from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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5th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar Friday, December 10, 2021, from 5 pm to 9 pm Join the Key West Art & Historical Society for the 5th Annual Holiday Concert and & Bazaar on Friday, December 10, from 5 pm to 9 pm, located on the sweeping historic porch and walkway of the Custom House Museum.  The immensely popular celebration will feature some of the Key West’s finest artisans, musicians and choirs, food and libations, and a holiday light show…

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THE COST $40.00

Tour of Tours // Houses of History

14-December from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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Tour of Tours // Houses of History (Members-Only) Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ 9:15am – 11:45am Our Tour of Tours is back with a unique pair of historic museums for our members and their guests to enjoy.  Join Membership Coordinator, Kim Livingston on our Tour of Tours // Houses of History.  Just a short walk from the Custom House Museum, we’ll take you back in time with a unique guided tour of the Truman Little White House (www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com) and the…

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January 2022

Back in Time Fundraiser

31-January from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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WHEN & WHERE Monday, January 31, 2022 at the Casa Marina Resort DETAILS COMING SOON!

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