SOLD OUT Key West: 200 Years of History and Culture Documentary (Carper Theater)

Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL

KEY WEST: 200 YEARS OF HISTORY AND CULTURE A first ever documentary on the history of Key West Film by Michael J. Kirk Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street (Carper Theater) Key West Art & Historical Society, filmmaker Michael J. Kirk and Tropic Cinema will be hosting a screening of the first ever documentary on the […]

$10.00 - $13.00

Key West: 200 Years of History and Culture Documentary (Dow Theater)

Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL

KEY WEST: 200 YEARS OF HISTORY AND CULTURE A first ever documentary on the history of Key West Film by Michael J. Kirk Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street (Dow Theater) Key West Art & Historical Society, filmmaker Michael J. Kirk and Tropic Cinema will be hosting a screening of the first ever documentary on the […]

$10.00 - $13.00

Member-only Breakfast at the Custom House

Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House 281 Front Street, Naval Air Station Key West, FL

Join us on the veranda of the Custom House for breakfast and news!As a Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) Member, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Member Breakfast!Please join me at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 30th at the Custom House to enjoy a light breakfast and a brief presentation. Relax on the […]

Free

Key West 200th Exhibit Wrap Up Party

Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House 281 Front Street, Naval Air Station Key West, FL

The Key West Museum of Art & History’s Sensational 'Key West 200' Exhibition To Close November 30 With Free Evening Bash The Key West Museum of Art & History will celebrate the closing of its seminal exhibit 'Key West 200,' the first major exploration into 200 years of Key West history and culture, on Wednesday, […]

Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest

Tennessee Williams Museum 513 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL

In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 112th Birthday, the 2023 Birthday Celebration includes a poetry contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2023 Poetry Competition; however, your poem must in some way reference Tennessee Williams.  Authors may choose to write a poem referencing Williams, his family, one of his characters, or […]

Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest

Tennessee Williams Museum 513 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL

In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 112th Birthday, the 2023 Birthday Celebration includes a short story contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2023 Short Story Competition; however, your short story must in some way reference Tennessee Williams.  Authors may choose to write a story referencing Williams, his family, one of […]

Parent and Me Fort Adventures

Fort East Martello Museum 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL

Parent and Me Fort Adventures Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Parent and Me Fort Adventures is a child-centric program for preschool-aged children. Parent and Me Fort Adventures is a child-centric program that allows preschool-aged children the opportunity to explore and discover through hands-on play experiences. Each Parent and Me session […]

$5.00

Art After School

Fort East Martello Museum 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL

Art After School Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 3 pm to 5 pm Students will learn about a Key West Artist and create their very own masterpiece in the style of that artist. Join us once a month for Art After School. Students will learn about a new Key West artist each month and create […]

Free - $5.00

COAST is Clear Music & Arts Festival

Parade Grounds at Fort East Martello 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL

COAST is Clear Music & Arts Festival December 1-4, 2022 TICKETS The COAST Is Clear Festival launched in 2017 — in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destructive path through The Keys — as a way to lift spirits locally after the storm. Since then, that same backyard gathering, has grown organically and continues to take […]

Family Day at the Museum

Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House 281 Front Street, Naval Air Station Key West, FL

Family Day at the Museum Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Custom House On Sunday, December 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monroe County residents are invited to join the staff of the Key West Museum of Art and History at the Custom House, located at 281 Street, […]

Littles at the Lighthouse

Littles at the Lighthouse Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Story time at the Key West Lighthouse 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 […]

Free

Parent and Me Fort Adventures

Fort East Martello Museum 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL

Parent and Me Fort Adventures Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Parent and Me Fort Adventures is a child-centric program for preschool-aged children. Parent and Me Fort Adventures is a child-centric program that allows preschool-aged children the opportunity to explore and discover through hands-on play experiences. Each Parent and Me session […]

$5.00

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Writers in Paradise with James Clark

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | Writers in Paradise with James Clark Thursday, December 8, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL DSS Beginning with a poem around 1560, the Florida story has been told and retold. This presentation features the stories of over two dozen well-known authors of the past and present who found […]

Holiday Bazaar Member-only Lounge

Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House 281 Front Street, Naval Air Station Key West, FL

The Key West Art & Historical Society invites members to the Holiday Bazaar Member Lounge for complimentary refreshments! 6th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar Lounge Friday, December 9, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please join Membership Coordinator, Kim Livingston, and fellow members in the Bryan Gallery on the first floor of the Custom […]

Free

6th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar

6th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar Friday, December 9, 2022, 5 pm to 9 pm Join the Key West Art & Historical Society for the 6th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar on Friday, December 9, from 5 pm to 9 pm.  The event is located on the sweeping historic porch and street in front of […]

Littles at the Lighthouse

Littles at the Lighthouse Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Story time at the Key West Lighthouse 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 […]

Free

School-Day ArtClub!

Fort East Martello Museum 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL

Art Club will be exploring the works and materials of artists both near and far.Created for our homeschool and virtual learners between the ages of 5-10, Art Club will be exploring the works and materials of artists both near and far. Students will have the opportunity to create unique works in the style of or […]

$10.00

Historic Seaport Sail on Argo Navis with Dr. Cori Convertito

Argo Navis Key West Sailing Charters 0 Margaret Street, Key West, FL

Two Hour Historic Harbor Tour with Dr. Cori Convertito on the S/V Argo Navis talking about ‘The Lighthouses of the Florida Keys' Sail into historic exploration with Curator & Historian Dr. Cori Convertito aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Argo Navis On Thursday, December 15, Cori will lead a historically illuminating morning seafaring excursion presented by […]

$75.00 - $90.00

Earthly Bodies Two Decades of Nudes with Eric Anfinson Exhibit Opening

Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House 281 Front Street, Naval Air Station Key West, FL

The Key West Art & Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of Earthly Bodies: Two Decades of Nudes with Eric Anfinson, an exhibition celebrating the artist's figurative on display in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Anfinson’s painting journey began in the fall of 2001 after he moved […]

Architectural Walking Tour

Armory Building 600 White Street, Key West, FL

Key West Architectural Walking Tour Celebrate our magnificent island by joining our curator, Cori Convertito, for an architectural walking tour of Old Town. She will discuss historic landmarks in Old Town, architectural styles that make the island so unique, significant owners of note, several uses of homes and buildings since their construction. ​Tour will meet […]

$30.00 - $35.00

Winter ArtCamp!

Fort East Martello Museum 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL

Winter ArtCamp! December 19th - 23rd, 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm This week of camp is filled with just paint! Campers will learn about printmaking, watercolors, and action painting! This week of camp is filled with just paint! Campers will learn about printmaking, watercolors, and action painting! This camp concludes with a pop-up […]

$250.00

Non-Profit Bingo Night!

The Green Parrot Bar 601 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL

Join us for NON-PROFIT BINGO NIGHT at The Green Parrot. Bingo cards are only $1 each and there are great prizes to be won.  Select rounds will offer bottles of wine, gift certificates and goodies from Smokin' Tuna Saloon, Tea & Spice Exchange, Hog's Breath Saloon, Cuban Coffee Queen, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, […]

Book Launch and Reading for Joy Castro’s ‘One Brilliant Flame’

San Carlos Theater 516 Duval Street, Key West, FL

Meet Award-Winning Author Joy Castro at Book Launch and Reading Event at San Carlos Institute Award-winning author Joy Castro will be offering a book reading and signing copies of her new novel, “One Brilliant Flame” at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street, on Wednesday, January 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This event […]

$8.00 - $12.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | Wreck Ashore: How Key West Became

Comedy Key West 218 Whitehead Street, #5, Key West, FL

The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with Comedy Key West to offer a series of fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Attendees will receive a complimentary drink (beer, house wine or soft drink), and treated to a short presentation by the historian. Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: […]

$12.00 - $15.00

Wander Down Whitehead Walking Tour

Seaside Cafe at the Mansion 1400 Duval Street, Key West, FL

The Key West Art & Historical Society is hosting a walking tour of historic Whitehead Street lead by the curator and historian, Cori Convertito.  During the tour, she will discuss the several of the iconic structures that line the street. Tour Highlights: Stroll along the historic Whitehead Street beginning at the Southernmost Mansion and ending […]

$30.00 - $35.00

Historic Seaport Sail on Argo Navis with Analise Andrews

Argo Navis Key West Sailing Charters 0 Margaret Street, Key West, FL

Two Hour Historic Harbor Tour with Analise Andrews on the S/V Argo Navis talking about ‘Conch Cuisine: Culture, History & Traditions' Sail into historic exploration with Key West Food Tours Owner and Conch Analise Andrews aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Argo Navis On Thursday, January 19, Analise will lead a historically illuminating morning seafaring excursion […]

$75.00 - $90.00

DSS | Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic by Robert Kerstein

Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL

Distinguished Speaker Series | Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic with Dr. Robert Kerstein January 26, 2023 | 6pm – 7pm Tropic Cinema Key West lies at the southernmost point of the continental Unites States, ninety miles from Cuba, at Mile Marker 0 on famed U.S. Highway 1. Famous for six-toed cats […]

$10.00 - $15.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | John James Audubon in Florida

Comedy Key West 218 Whitehead Street, #5, Key West, FL

The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with Comedy Key West to offer a series of fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Attendees will receive a complimentary drink (beer, house wine or soft drink), and treated to a short presentation by the historian. Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: […]

$12.00 - $15.00

Historic Seaport Sail on Argo Navis with Lynne Bentley-Kemp

Argo Navis Key West Sailing Charters 0 Margaret Street, Key West, FL

Two Hour Historic Harbor Tour with Lynne Bentley-Kemp on the S/V Argo Navis talking about the 'History of the Key West Garden Club' Sail into historic exploration with Key West Garden Club historian and social media maven Lynne Bentley-Kemp aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Argo Navis On Saturday, February 11, Lynne will lead an illuminating […]

$75.00 - $90.00

SS George Law and Key West: Ship of Gold with Dr. Brian Magrane

Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL

Distinguished Speaker Series | SS George Law & Key West: Ship of Gold with Dr. Brian Magrane February 16, 2023 | 6pm – 7pm Tropic Cinema In 1856, Yellow Fever was raging in Havana. The United States Mail Steamer, SS George Law, was diverted to Key West (its one and only visit) for refueling with […]

$10.00 - $15.00

Wander Down Whitehead Walking Tour

Seaside Cafe at the Mansion 1400 Duval Street, Key West, FL

The Key West Art & Historical Society is hosting a walking tour of historic Whitehead Street lead by the curator and historian, Cori Convertito.  During the tour, she will discuss the several of the iconic structures that line the street. Tour Highlights: Stroll along the historic Whitehead Street beginning at the Southernmost Mansion and ending […]

$30.00 - $35.00

Garden Party & Fundraiser Celebrating Tennessee Williams

1207 Whitehead Street 1207 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL

Garden Party & Fundraiser Celebrating Tennessee Williams This Garden Party is the kick-off event and fundraiser for the March 2023 Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. It is being held in the garden at 1207 Whitehead Street, residence of Dennis Beaver, Curator of the Museum, and Bert Whitt. All proceeds will go to the Museum. There is […]

$125.00

Tennessee Williams Film | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958) is the powerful, highly-charged, moving story of a neurotic, dysfunctional Southern family with its rivalries, tensions, and avarice. Its provocative screenplay by Richard Brooks and James Poe was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. MGM's posters proclaimed: 'ALL THE SULTRY EXPLOSIVE […]

Tennessee Williams’ Key West Walking Tour

Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall Street, Naval Air Station Key West, FL

The Key West Art & Historical Society is hosting a historic walking tour of Tennessee Williams' Key West lead by Tennessee Williams Museum curator Dennis Beaver.  During the tour, he will discuss the several of the iconic structures with ties to Williams and his writings. Tour Highlights: Key West, and especially Old Town, played a […]

$30.00 - $35.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | Tennessee Williams in Key West

Comedy Key West 218 Whitehead Street, #5, Key West, FL

The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with Comedy Key West to offer a series of fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Attendees will receive a complimentary drink (beer, house wine or soft drink), and treated to a short presentation by the historian. Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: […]

$12.00 - $15.00

Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum | The Rose Tattoo

Tennessee Williams Museum 513 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL

KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum as part of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum led by Museum Curator, Dennis Beaver, the tour features a detailed look into the […]

$5.00 - $10.00

Tennessee Williams Film | The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL

THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND (2008) is a new drama based on a recently rediscovered original screenplay by legendary writer Tennessee Williams.  Widely considered the most important American playwright of the post-WWII, era, Williams wrote the TEARDROP DIAMOND screenplay at the height of his late-1950’s heyday, amid such classic plays, (which themselves were adapted […]

Historic Seaport Sail on Argo Navis with Dora DeMaria

Argo Navis Key West Sailing Charters 0 Margaret Street, Key West, FL

Two Hour Historic Harbor Tour with Dora DeMaria on the S/V Argo Navis talking about 'Diving into the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystems with Reef Relief' Sail into historic exploration with Reef Relief Education Director Dora DeMaria aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Argo Navis On Thursday, March 16, Dora will lead an illuminating morning seafaring excursion […]

$75.00 - $90.00

Tennessee Williams Film | This Property is Condemned

Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton Street, Key West, FL

This Property is Condemned (1966) During the midst of the Great Depression, teenager Willie Starr tells a recent story of her family in Dodson, Mississippi, and the now condemned building that was the family boarding house where she still lives by herself. Her father had just abandoned the family, leaving her mother, Hazel Starr, to […]

The Smoke & Sizzle of Tennessee Williams

Armory Building 600 White Street, Key West, FL

The Smoke & Sizzle of Tennessee Williams Fringe Theater at The Armory 7:00pm - 8:00pm A collection of readers present a program that explores the more sensual writings of Tennessee Williams. The evening will include the steamy and smokey, the demure and suggestive, the shockingly graphic from Williams’ poetry, short stories, plays, and general writings. […]

Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum

KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum highlighting 'The Glass Menagerie'. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum highlighting his celebrated work, The Glass Menagerie. Led by Curator, Dennis Beaver, the tour will discuss The Glass Menagerie, an interesting, dynamic play that has many parallels with the […]

Tennessee Williams Birthday Party

Tennessee Williams Museum 513 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL

Tennessee Williams turns 112 this March! Join us at the Tennessee Williams Museum (513 Truman Avenue) for champagne and cake on March 26.  First and second place winners of the short story and poetry contests will also be revealed at the party and the poetry winners will read their poems and the short story winners […]