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August 2019

Parent & Me Fort Adventures

20-August to 28-May 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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EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY thru MAY 28, 2020 10:00am-11:30am  How does a play date at a 150-year-old fort sound? In this toddler-centric Parent and Me class your child will explore and discover through hands-on play experiences. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning this fun and educational class will focus on a specific theme that includes art, science, math, and building. After a playful group circle time that promotes creativity, sensory exploration and problem solving, Ms. Linda will fill your morning with…

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November 2019

Life Drawing Class

12-November to 26-May from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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EVERY TUESDAY from November 12, 2019 thru May 26, 2019 11:00am-2:00pm  NO CLASS on November 26th, December 24th, and December 31st The Key West Art and Historical society will be working with fine art instructor Annamarie Giordano to offer weekly life drawing classes every Tuesday, from 11:00AM-2:00PM, at Fort East Martello. These one-day, 3-hour sessions will give students of all experience levels the opportunity to draw from a live model using their choice of medium. Materials can be purchased in…

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December 2019

Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest

3-December to 8-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

In celebrating Tennessee Williams' Birthday, we are once again hosting our annual poetry competition that is open to everyone.  The poem must reference ''The Women of Tennessee Williams", which can be interpreted in an amorphous way, in order to be considered.  Authors may choose to write a poem about one of Williams' characters, one of  the actresses who played a role in his plays or films, or a member of his family. All interested writers are invited to submit their…

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Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest

3-December to 8-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

In celebrating Tennessee Williams' Birthday, we are once again hosting our annual short story competition that is open to everyone. Your original story must reference ''The Women of Tennessee Williams", which can be interpreted in an amorphous way, in order to be considered. Authors may choose to write a story about one of Williams' characters, one of the actresses who played a role in one of his plays or films or a family member. All interested writers are invited to…

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February 2020

Free Curator Tour of Tennessee Williams Museum

2-February from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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As part of the Key West Art and Historical Society’s free museum entry for locals on first Sundays of the month program, the curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum, Dennis Beaver, is adding the perk of a free tour to locals. The tour will take place on Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. at the museum located at 513 Truman Avenue. The focus of the tour will be on the controversial death of Tennessee Williams. He died February 25, 1983…

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THE COST $75.00 - $150.00

Back in Time Fundraiser – Magical Custom House Mystery Tour

6-February from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
San Carlos Theater, 516 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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“Come Together” for the 4th annual Back in Time fundraiser on Thursday, February 6 from 6:00PM-10:00PM at the historic San Carlos Theater. “Come Together” for the 4th annual Back in Time fundraiser on Thursday, February 6 from 6:00PM-10:00PM at the historic San Carlos Theater. This year’s theme is the 1960s and is dubbed “The Magical Custom House Mystery Tour,” featuring a live performance by the renowned Beatles tribute band, Let It Be. Let It Be plays virtually every hit song,…

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THE COST $5.00 - $20.00

Trivia Night Fundraiser

10-February from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Off The Hook, 920 Caroline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser.REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today!Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun.There will be 5 categories – Animals, Literature, Corporate Logos, Who Said It?, and U.S. States.  Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd…

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THE COST $10.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | The Great Depression & The WPA

12-February from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with the BottleCap Lounge for a series of fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Attendees will receive a free drink (beer, house wine or a well drink), and will be treated to a short presentation by the curator. Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: The Great Depression & the WPA In July 1934, Key West, once one of the richest cities in Florida, formally declared itself bankrupt.…

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THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

Distinguished Speaker Series | Fred Borch: Key West and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 – NOON

13-February from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Distinguished Speaker Series | Fred Borch: Key West and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM On October 14, 1962, US Air Force spy planes flying over Cuba discovered that the Soviet Union was assembling medium range ballistic missiles on the island—missiles that could reach most of the United States in minutes and, if armed with nuclear warheads, posed a grave threat to Americans. In the days and weeks that followed,…

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THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

Distinguished Speaker Series | Fred Borch: Key West and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

13-February from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Distinguished Speaker Series | Fred Borch: Key West and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm On October 14, 1962, US Air Force spy planes flying over Cuba discovered that the Soviet Union was assembling medium range ballistic missiles on the island—missiles that could reach most of the United States in minutes and, if armed with nuclear warheads, posed a grave threat to Americans. In the days and weeks that followed, the Cuban…

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Tennessee Williams Plein Air Painting Contest

22-February from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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On Saturday, February 22, artists are invited to participate in a plein air painting contest that celebrates the legacy of Key West's Tennessee Williams.  This year, the subject is the The Women of Tennessee Williams. Slightly different from previous years, artists will have a choice of three venues related to Serafina, Williams' strong female character from The Rose Tattoo, that was filmed on the island.  The three subjects are: The Rose Tattoo House at 1421 Duncan Street St. Paul's Church…

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THE COST Free

Distinguished Speaker Series | Tennessee Williams in Key West

27-February from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Key West Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Dennis Beaver is curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum.  He has been a resident of Key West since 1979 and has always been fascinated with the history of Key West and the legendary people who have called it home. Amongst those people was the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessee Williams, author of such plays as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as several other dramatic masterpieces. Beaver says that while he did…

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March 2020

Free Curator Tour of Tennessee Williams Museum

1-March from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Tennessee Williams Museum, under the auspices of the Key West Art and Historical Society, is offering a free tour for locals on the first Sunday in March. The tour will be led by Curator Dennis Beaver and will begin at 2:00 p.m. on March 1 at the museum at 513 Truman Avenue. The focus of the tour will be on Williams play “The Glass Menagerie” and the playwright’s relationship with his sister Rose. This is the seventy-fifth anniversary of…

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THE COST $100.00

Tennessee Williams Museum Fundraiser

1-March from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1207 Whitehead St, 1207 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The founders of the Tennessee Williams Museum are hosting a fundraiser to help support its year-long events and programming. To kick off the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Month, the founders of the Museum will once again open their marvelous home in order to host a fundraiser to help support its events and programming.  All proceeds assist with funding not only the annual poetry, short story and painting contests, it also supports our birthday party at the museum and additional acquisitions…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

2-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) 108 minute run time This classic film was adapted from Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.  It stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of the wife, Maggie.  His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. The film was nominated…

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THE COST $5.00 - $10.00

Distinguished Speaker Series | U-boats So Close to Home and The Finest Hours: The Coast Guard’s Greatest Rescue

5-March from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Distinguished Speaker Series | U-boats So Close to Home and The Finest Hours: The Coast Guard’s Greatest Rescue Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will appear at the Custom House on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 6:00pm-7:00pm. He will be giving a two part multi-media presentation. The first part covers his new book U-Boats so Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During WWII. The…

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THE COST $5.00 - $20.00

Trivia Night Fundraiser

9-March from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Off The Hook, 920 Caroline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Key West Art & Historical Society’s monthly trivia night fundraiser. Spots are LIMITED, so don’t delay, register your team today!Grab your friends, colleagues and KWAHS members and join our non-profit’s amazing night of trivia, drinks, snacks and fun.There will be 5 categories – Everything Blue, In the Recent News, The Rolling Stones, Food & Drink and General Knowledge.  Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams!Off the Hook Grill offers Happy Hour from…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | Baby Doll

9-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Baby Doll (1956) 114 minute run time In one of Williams' more risque films, Karl Malden stars as a middle age bigot who can't wait for his thumb-sucking teen bride, Carroll Baker, to turn 20 so they can consummate their marriage.  But a rival appears in the person of a competing mill owner, Eli Wallach.  Baker and Mildred Dunnock were both nominated for Oscars, as was Tennessee Williams for his screenplay. TICKETS ON SALE VIA TROPIC CINEMA

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THE COST $10.00

Happy Hour with the Historian | The Eighth Wonder of the World: Building the Overseas Railway

11-March from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with the BottleCap Lounge for a series of fun historical lectures. The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with the BottleCap Lounge for a series of fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Attendees will receive a free drink (beer, house wine or a well drink), and will be treated to a short presentation by the curator. Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: The…

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THE COST $5.00

Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum | The Rose Tattoo

13-March from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum. Led by Curator, Dennis Beaver, the tour features a detailed look into the filming of The Rose Tattoo in Key West. The tour furnishes visitors a chance to learn more about the objects on display in the museum, and how they relate to Williams. Reservations (maximum 25 people per tour) are required. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour…

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THE COST $200.00 - $225.00

Student Workshop | Medieval: War of the Three Kingdoms

16-March to 20-March from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, Fl 33040 United States
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Student Workshop | Medieval: War of the Three KingdomsMarch 16th-20th, 2020, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM This 5-day workshop will be focused on the Medieval period in China, during the 3rd century AD, following the fall of the Han dynasty. Based on the Chinese literary classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, participants will venture through China as they learn about Chinese art, culture, calligraphy, and battlefield tactics. Ages 6-12: Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | The Rose Tattoo

16-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Rose Tattoo (1955) 116 minute run time This film was adapted from the Tennessee Williams' Tony Award winning Broadway play of the same name.  It stars Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani, who won an Oscar for her performance.  Its local Key West premiere was held at the San Carlos Institute in 1956.  Most of the filming was done in a Key West house next to the home that Tennessee Williams owned for thirty-four years.  The film provides a unique…

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THE COST $5.00

Curator Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum

20-March from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum.  Led by Curator, Dennis Beaver, the tour features a detailed look into Tennessee Williams’ life in Key West.  The tour furnishes visitors a chance to learn more about the objects on display in the museum, and how they relate to Williams. Reservations (maximum 25 people per tour) are required. KWAHS is offering a Curator-led tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum. Led by Curator, Dennis Beaver, the tour features a…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | This Property is Condemned

23-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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This Property is Condemned (1955) 110 minute run time This dramatic film was adapted from the 1946 one-act play of the same name by Tennessee Williams.  It stars Natalie Wood, nominated for a Golden Globe, Robert Redford and Charles Bronson.  Wood plays a pretty town flirt who finds herself stuck in a small Mississippi town and very much attracted to the handsome stranger played by Redford.  He works for the railroad which provided much of the economic base for the…

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Tennessee Williams Birthday Party

26-March from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION March 26, 2020 | 5:30pm-7:00pm Tennessee Williams Museum 513 Truman Avenue Contest Award Presentations Prosecco and Birthday Cake $10 Donation

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THE COST $25.00 - $75.00

Talking Tennessee with Tandy Cronyn & Joel Vig

29-March from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Tennessee Williams Museum continues to celebrate the playwright during its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday CelebrationThe Tennessee Williams Museum continues to celebrate the playwright during its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration with two nights of performances centered around Williams and two influential people in his life. The performance will be held at The Studios of Key West on March 29 and 30. Following the March 29th performance, attendees will have an opportunity to attend a meet & greet with the…

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THE COST $55.00 - $75.00

Talking Tennessee with Tandy Cronyn & Joel Vig

30-March from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Tennessee Williams Museum continues to celebrate the playwright during its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday CelebrationThe Tennessee Williams Museum continues to celebrate the playwright during its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration with two nights of performances centered around Williams and two influential people in his life. The performance will be held at The Studios of Key West on March 29 and 30.ACT ONE: Truman Talks Tennessee featuring Joel Vig as Truman CapoteCommissioned by the Southern Literary Trail, Truman Capote (played…

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April 2020

THE COST $5.00

Distinguished Speaker Series | The First Peoples of Key West: Archaeology at the Stock Island Site and Beyond

2-April from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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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, which provide the first hard evidence of the earliest occupation known in the Lower Florida Keys. He will also share new marine-shell isotope data that reveal the season(s)…

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May 2020

Trip to Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City

13-May to 16-May from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cooper Hewitt Museum, 2 East 91st Street
New York City, 10128 United States
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The Key West Art & Historical Society is pleased to announce an organized trip to New York City for the opening of an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum entitled, 'Suzie Zuzek for Lilly Pulitzer: The Prints that Made the Fashion Brand'. Suzie 'Zuzek' dePoo was the designer for Key West Hand Print Fabrics for many years and we want to bring a group of Keys residents to museum to celebrate her achievements. Dates are May 13-16, 2020 (Wednesday-Saturday) Package…

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