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March 2021

Tandy Talks Tennessee: A Virtual Performance and Conversation ON DEMAND

23-March to 31-March from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

TANDY TALKS TENNESSEE // a virtual performance & conversation featuring Tandy Cronyn and Stephen Kitsakos Actress Tandy Cronyn, daughter of legendary actors Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, talks about her mother, her father and Tennessee Williams.  Jessica Tandy, the Tony and Oscar-winning actress, originated the role of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947, and her father, Hume Cronyn, made it all happen.  Ms. Cronyn will also read from the playwright’s poetry collection, share reminiscences and participate in…

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April 2021

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Old Man and the Sea: A Retrospective with Guy Harvey

15-April from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Distinguished Speaker Series | The Old Man and the Sea: A Retrospective with Guy Harvey VIRTUAL Event on Thursday, April 15th, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm REGISTER Currently on view at the Custom House Museum are 59 of Guy Harvey's pen-and-ink illustrations of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Created by Harvey very early in his career,the public response to the drawings would inspire him to become a professional artist. On April 15th we will host a virtual…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Following the Fish, Hemingway in Key West

21-April from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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: Following the Fish | Hemingway in Key West Ernest Hemingway, who lived and wrote in Key West throughout the 1930s, immersed himself in Florida Keys game fishing and did much to popularize it among fellow writers, readers and sportsmen.  His angling exploits are showcased in the latest Happy Hour with the…

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Member-Only Breakfast

23-April from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Atreet
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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As a Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) member, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Member Breakfast! Please join me Friday, April 23rd at 9:00 am at the Key West Lighthouse to enjoy a light breakfast and a brief presentation. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming programs and all KWAHS has to offer. Feel free to climb the Lighthouse or tour the Keepers Quarters following the Breakfast presentation. I hope you can join us for this…

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Under Construction | A.V. Rabenau Photograph Exhibit Opening

30-April 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 “Under Construction | Glass Plate Negatives of A.V. Rabenau,” an exhibition showcasing turn-of-the-century photographs in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. One of the newest and most valuable collections belonging to the Key West Art & Historical Society is a series of over 50 early 20th-century glass plate negatives taken by photographer A.V. Rabenau. Little is known of Rabenau, but his…

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May 2021

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

5-May from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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: The Great Depression & The WPA In July 1934, Key West, once one of the richest cities in Florida, formally declared itself bankrupt. Of the 13,000 people who inhabited the town, 80% were on relief rolls and the City was deeply in debt. Once-flourishing sponge and cigar industries had long since…

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VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State

13-May from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series | The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State Thursday, May 13th, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm REGISTER Tyler Gillespie will give a behind-the-scenes look at his new book The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State. He'll discuss a research process that led him into unexpected places such as halfway houses, gator pits, rattlesnake rooms, and clothing-optional campgrounds to interview eclectic Floridians for stories that delve into serious issues such as addiction, Florida's racist…

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