Step back in time with Key West Art & Historical Society’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner for a Prohibition Party like you’ve never seen as we transform Fort East Martello into the A1A Speakeasy.
Guests will enjoy free flowing cocktails with an open bar and dine on delicious surf n’ turf provided by Catered Affairs. After dinner guests will be able to revel in the Rumrunners Cigar Lounge with hand rolled cigars from Rodriguez Cigars and delicious rums from Papa’s Pilar Hemingway Rum Company. There will be swinging jazz music throughout the evening from Skipper’s Key West Jazz Band featuring special guests.
We are honored to be presenting Bert Bender with the Scotti Merrill Preservation Award for his ongoing dedication to the historic preservation of our museum.
Ladies, slap on some lipstick. Gentlemen, don your suspenders. Era clothing is encouraged for this one of a kind Prohibition Party at the A1A Speakeasy.
Your museums. Your community. It takes an island.
Party proceeds support the ongoing restoration of the Custom House, a superb example of Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture. The Society, founded in 1949, opened the Custom House as Key West’s premier museum in 1999 after a 9 year, $9 million restoration project. The monies raised from the evening will support updating the building’s aging mechanical systems, which are required to preserve the building and collections.