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July 2019

Happy Hour with the Historian | Custom Made: A History of the Custom House

10-July 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: Custom Made: A History of the Custom House Whether by land, sea, or air, it’s hard to miss the ornate, four-story Custom House…

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August 2019

Happy Hour with the Historian | The Key West Lighthouse

7-August 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 Key West Lighthouse CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY by joining us for Happy Hour with the Historian when Dr. Convertito will discuss the…

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September 2019

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

11-September 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: Following the Fish: Hemingway in Key West Ernest Hemingway, who lived and wrote in Key West throughout the 1930s, immersed himself in Florida…

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October 2019

Happy Hour with the Historian | The Civil War in Key West

9-October 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 Civil War in Key West This month’s lecture with explore the Key West’s historical significance in the context of the American Civil…

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November 2019

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

13-November 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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December 2019

Happy Hour with the Historian | The History of Florida Keys Tourism

11-December 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 History of Florida Keys Tourism As America became more interconnected via railroads in the late 19th century and cars in the early…

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January 2020

Happy Hour with the Historian | The Women Who Shaped Key West

8-January 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 Women who…

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February 2020

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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March 2020

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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April 2020

Happy Hour with the Historian | A Short History of Key West: From Pirates

8-April 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 complimentary 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: A Short History…

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May 2020

Happy Hour w/ the Historian | The Life of Rome Dupont: Freedom in Key West

13-May 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 guest historian and genealogist, Karl Reutling. Historian: Karl Reutling. Topic: The Life of Rome Dupont: Freedom in Key West Rome Dupont and Amanda Shackleford were born into slavery.  Bought and…

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July 2020

VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | The Sketches of Mario Sanchez

29-July from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: The Sketches of Mario Sanchez In 1961, Key West Art & Historical Society presented the first public showing of Mario Sanchez’s art at Fort East Martello Museum.  Today, the Society continues it commitment to share the celebrated Cuban-American folk artist’s artwork.  This talk highlights Sanchez's sketches done on brown paper bags, a process he used to guide the layout of his famed bas-relief woodcarvings. Much like sculptors employ maquettes, Sanchez used his…

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August 2020

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

26-August from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: Custom Made, 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 might not be so obvious is the history it holds – from the exhibits within, to the gallery walls…

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September 2020

VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Tennessee Williams in Key West

9-September from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR   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: Tennessee Williams in Key West Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century. While he wrote fiction and motion picture screenplays, Williams is most widely known for his plays, which are chiefly set in the South. Several of his plays including, A…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | The Streets of Key West

23-September 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 Streets of Key West We walk or ride our bikes down Simonton, Southard, Whitehead, and Fleming street without giving much thought to the streets' namesakes or the history belonging to each. This lecture will take attendees on a tour of the island's streets, learning a bit about the people the…

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