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September 2021

VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | A History of the Custom House

29-September 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: A History of the Custom House Whether by land, sea, or air, it’s hard to miss the ornate, four-story Custom House Museum that stands sentinel over the island—just about everyone who lives in or visits Key West can reference the red brick building located at the foot of Front Street. What…

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October 2021

VIRTUAL DSS | Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History through Art by Mallory O’Connor

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

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Strangers in a Strange Land: Picturing Florida’s History through Art by Mallory O'Connor Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 4 pm to 5 pm REGISTER “Look” for Florida in this lecture of the many eccentric images that tell the story of our state. Strangers in a Strange Land explores Florida’s art history and rich visual mythology. These images span centuries of time and attest to both the vivid imagination of the artists and the equally flamboyant…

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A Mixed Up, Muddled Up, Shook Up World Exhibit Opening

8-October 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 “A Mixed Up, Muddled Up, Shook Up World” an exhibition featuring Fantasy Fest image captured by Mark Hedden on display in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Mark Hedden has been living in Key West for over 25 years and he still hasn’t figured out the city’s annual bacchanalia. A couple years ago he decided to start approaching the event through…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | John James Audubon in Florida

13-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: John James Audubon in Florida In 1831, John James Audubon (1785-1851) arrived in Florida to collect water birds for the third volume of his great illustrated book, Birds of America.  After disembarking at St. Augustine on November 20, he traveled on foot and by pony over log roads and trails.  Audubon…

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Get to Know Fort East Martello (Members-only)

14-October from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Member-only Event: Get to Know Fort East Martello! October 14th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm @ Fort East Martello Please join the KWAHS staff at FEM and 'get to know' all the unique exhibits, our private educational classrooms, the Museum Store, the Fort itself and our newly renovated Parade Grounds. Located at 3501 S. Roosevelt Boulevard, this historic landmark was first opened to the public in the 1950s by the Key West Art & Historical Society and its’ dedicated volunteers.  Fort…

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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

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 The Key West Art and Historical Society, in partnership with Monroe County Public Libraries, is building cultural equity by telling the stories of the Black community’s significant contributions to local culture and industry, as documented in artwork and historic documents.  This talk seeks to redress a serious omission: that the substantial contributions of people of color…

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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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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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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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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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