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June 2019

Fossil Camp

17-June to 21-June from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) Children will learn about specific geological epochs and the associated dinosaur’s species that dominated at the time. Each day will feature a different time period (Triassic, Jurassic, etc) and include crafts and activities highlighting the day’s lesson. As children become familiar with the full range of extinct species, they will make fossil replicas in the classroom. The…

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Cinema Camp

24-June to 28-June from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) In the age of digital media, children use all manner of devices to create short films for their own entertainment. Join Ms. Crystal for a week of engaging activities designed to channel the genius behind the camera. In this camp, the children will develop a script, cast roles, design costumes and direct a movie. The students will…

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Brian Magrane l Merchant Ship of 1622 Fleet

27-June from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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About the presentation: Dr. Brian Magrane will take the audience back in time to 1622 when the Spanish ruled Florida waters. He will tell the story of the Atocha’s lesser known sister ship, the Buen Jesus y Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Learn about life onboard a small Spanish merchant ship and what was found on the wreck site. Brian will discuss the coins and treasures recovered and how the Atocha and Rosario differed.  About the presenter: Dr. Brian Magrane is…

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July 2019

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Art and Design Camp

1-July to 5-July from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.)  PLEASE NOTE: CAMP CLOSED July 4th in observation of our Independence Day. In addition to creating unique works of art using various mediums, students will take a field trip to the Lighthouse in preparation to participate in the annual Key Lime Pie Drop. Key West’s most creative minds attempt to outsmart gravity by finding a way to…

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Key Lime Festival Key Lime Pie Drop

6-July from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Atreet
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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 The Key West Art & Historical Society will once again host the 2019 Key Lime Festival's Key Lime Pie Drop. Come to the Key West Lighthouse to see Key West's most creative minds attempt to outsmart gravity by finding a way to drop a Key Lime Pie from the top of the lighthouse to the ground... without damaging the pie.  Try dropping your own pie, or just enjoy the spectacle from the ground. A perfect day of food, fun and…

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Pirate Camp

8-July to 12-July from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate campers under 6-years old) Join us for a week of pirate-themed activities. The children will make pirate pouches to collect treasure on a nature walk, make personalized pirate flags, learn authentic pirate knots and lashings, participate in a treasure hunt with puzzles and riddles and compete in a day-long water battle for ‘the booty’. Instructors: Rick "Deadeye" Wheelus, Kevin Lisinski, and Crystal Smith…

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

8-July from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Rock Cafe, 313 Duval 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 – 70s & 80s Television Theme Songs, General Knowledge, Key West History, Who Said That? and Science.  Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams! Hard Rock Cafe will…

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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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Sci-Fi Camp

15-July to 19-July from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) 3……2…….1…… BLAST OFF into the unknown! Campers will have fun using black light painting techniques to learn about the solar system. They will design UFO’s and apply their knowledge of the planets and constellations to determine how best to travel through space and time. Instructors: Crystal Smith and Kevin Lisinski Camp Details In addition to registering online,…

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Hemingway Days | Museum Days

16-July to 21-July from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Participants of Hemingway Days are invited to the Custom House Museum to view a life-sized bronze sculpture, artifacts, and ephemera from Hemingway's life. To complement the Hemingway exhibit, the Key West Art and Historical Society has a display of 59 original pen-and-ink drawings by world-renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey — all providing a visual narrative to Hemingway's “The Old Man and the Sea.”

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Hemingway Days | Mini-Symposium

16-July from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Key West Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Please join us at Old City Hall for the 3rd annual Key West Hemingway Days Mini-Symposium of scholars and writers inspired by Hemingway’s work followed by a Q & A and Book signings Moderated by Kirk Curnutt Scheduled Speakers: Kirk Curnutt, Brewster Chamberlin PhD. and Robert K. Elder

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Hemingway Days | Voices, Places, Inspirations

17-July from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Key West Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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This event spotlights contemporary writers from Key West and around the U.S. A longtime Hemingway Days tradition, the free-admission evening features readings, presentations, and storytelling by literary luminaries.  Moderator/Master of Ceremony: Carol Shaughnessy  Featuring: "Papa's Poems" Read by Members of the Key West Poetry Guild and facilitated by Nance Boylan   Novelists & Short Story Authors Kirk Curnutt, Kristina Neihouse, Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez    

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Hemingway: Between Key West and Cuba (Film Premier)

19-July from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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2 Screenings 11:15AM and 12:15PM - tickets must be purchased via Tropic Cinema https://www.tropiccinema.com/event/hemingway-between-key-west-and-cuba/ Film screening followed by Q & A with creators: C. Michael Curry, Executive Producer, Producer, Co-Writer and Raúl Villarreal, Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Narrator. About the film: At a point about half way across the Gulf Stream, on a passage from Key West to Havana on a clear night with calm waters, you can look back from where you have come and see the glow of the lights…

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Wreckers Camp

22-July to 26-July from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) Don your derby, bonnet or top hat and relive the wrecking era in Key West. In 1825, Congress passed the Federal Wrecking Act and opened the floodgates for an industry that catapulted Key West to fame and fortune. Between 1828 and the 1850s, Key West was considered the richest city in the country, per capita. A winning…

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Music at Martello | Donavon Frankenreiter The Record Player Tour Plus Special Guest Christina Holmes

27-July from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Saturday, July 27, 2019 Fort East Martello (Parade Grounds) w/ Special Guest Christina Holmes 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd Ticket Pricing: Advanced General Admission: $25 At the Door General Admission: $30 VIP: $50 Doors: 6:00PM Show: 7:00PM All Ages/Children 12 and Under Free The Record Player Tour Video Clip Donavon Frankenreiter has been writing, recording and touring his music for 20 years. With over a dozen full-length record releases and hundreds of songs written, the traveling troubadour has become beacon for…

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Mario Sanchez Camp

29-July to 2-August 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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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.) Students will tour the Custom House exhibition, paying particular attention to the work of America’s premier Cuban-American folk artist, Mario Sanchez. Students will learn about the elaborate brown paper bag sketches that Sanchez drew before beginning his intaglio’s. After the tour, the students will have the opportunity to depict their Key West memories on brown paper…

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Summer Film Series | Never-Ending Man Hayao Miyazaki

30-July from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Tickets Available at Tropic Cinema Box Office or online via https://www.tropiccinema.com/event/kwahs-presents-never-ending-man-hayao-miyazaki/ The Academy Award-winning director of “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke,” and “My Neighbor Totoro” goes on a new adventure in this behind-the-scenes documentary with a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score. In 2013, director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he can’t shake his burning desire to create. After meeting a group of young animators who specialize in computer graphics, he decides to make a…

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August 2019

Adventure Camp

5-August to 9-August from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate campers under 6 years old) BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Students will play the part of the hero as well as the antagonist in a fantasy-themed week of action.  The students will work together to solve a variety of different puzzles while designing their own modules along the way. The campers will work on; Creative problem solving Map/maze design Artistic development Physical and…

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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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Summer Film Series | Walking On Water

13-August from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Tickets available at Tropic Cinema Box Office or online via https://www.tropiccinema.com/event/kwahs-presents-walking-on-water/ Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, the famed large-scale installation artist Christo sets out to realize “The Floating Piers,” a project they conceived together many years before. Boasting uncensored access to the artist and his team, “Walking on Water” is an unprecedented look at Christo’s process, from the inception through to the completion of the piece, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo that…

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Summer Film Series | Chico & Rita – Cancelled

27-August from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cancelled. Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. In the animated wonder “Chico & Rita,” music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams — and each other — from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, “Chico & Rita” captures a defining moment in the evolution of history…

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Member Breakfast | August 30, 2019

30-August from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
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 on Friday, August 30th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation, followed by a docent-guided tour. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events, and all KWAHS has to offer. If you are a new member, you’re not going to want to…

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September 2019

Trivia Night Fundraiser

9-September from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Rock Cafe, 313 Duval 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! Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating Freddie Mercury all week and will have some promotional goodies to give away. 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 – Sports, Who Said That?, Queen Songs (audio round), General Knowledge and Disney.…

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Summer Film Series | Kevin Roche – The Quiet Architect

10-September from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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“Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect” is a feature documentary tracing the key architectural questions running through the 70-year career of Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche — including the relationship between architects and the public they serve. Still working at age 94, Kevin Roche is an enigma: a man with no interest in fame who refuses retirement and continually looks to the future regardless of age. Roche’s architectural philosophy is that “the responsibility of the modern architect is to create…

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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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Member Breakfast | September 20, 2019

20-September from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
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 on Friday, September 20th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation, followed by a docent-guided tour. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events, and all KWAHS has to offer. If you are a new member, you’re not going to want to…

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Distinguished Speaker Series | Willie Drye : Storm of the Century: Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

26-September from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Author and National Geographic News Contributing Editor Willie Drye unraveled the fascinating story of the most powerful hurricane in U.S. history in his highly praised book, Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The work of narrative non-fiction, which reads like a novel, has been hailed as the definitive account of this event. Drye's riveting yet meticulously accurate portrayal of the horrific power of this long-ago monster storm also was praised by some of the nation's most…

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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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Student Workshop | Scars and Scabs, Wounds and Gore

14-October from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Crystal Smith, professional makeup artist and team leader of Key West Body Designs, has honed her skills working with the Sci-Fi Channel’s Skin Wars and Face Off crews. Join Crystal as she hosts a theatrical makeup class that will provide a family-friendly “Scars and Scabs, Wounds and Gore” workshop that teaches hands-on skills using latex and household products to transform individuals into the Undead!  Small kits will be included to take home as well as step-by-step instructions on everything you…

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

14-October 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 – Science, In the Recent News, 1970s Television, American History and Animals. Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams! Off the Hook Grill offers Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm, so…

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Historic Sail | Corey Malcom, PhD| The History of the Key West Bight

19-October from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Key West Bight, 201 William Street
Key West, FL United States
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October 19, 2019 – (Key West, FL).  Sail into historic exploration with Key West Art & Historical Society and archaeologist Corey Malcom, Ph.D. What better way to learn about the historic significance of the Key West Bight than taking a morning sail through the Key West Harbor and beyond. Enjoy mimosas, fresh fruit, delicious breakfast pastries and create your own Bloody Mary aboard the classy and comfortable 75 ft. Argo Navis catamaran. The History of Key West Bight and Harbor…

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November 2019

Distinguished Speaker Series | Jeff Stotts: Mid 19th Century Key West African American community

7-November from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Distinguished Speaker Series | Jeff Stotts: Mid-19th century Key West African American Community The community of Key West in the nineteenth century evolved from many cultural contributions. Most African descendants already living in mainland Florida had escaped prior servitude. Some were multi-generational descendants of freeman from the era of Spanish Florida, who had migrated into Key West. Many generations being mostly catholic, recently Americanized from Spanish rule, were never enslaved. These Afro-American merchants, businessmen, multi-skilled workers from St. Augustine, came…

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

11-November 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 – Children’s Literature, An ‘A’ in Geography, General Knowledge, Corporate Logos and The Silver Screen.  Great prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams! Off the Hook Grill offers Happy…

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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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Member Breakfast

15-November from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
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, November 15th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events and all KWAHS has to offer. You may also join us for a docent-guided tour of the Custom House immediately following the Breakfast presentation.…

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Student Workshop | Archaeology: The Heavenly Horses

25-November to 27-November from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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This 3-day workshop features puzzles, traps, obstacles courses, field games, ancient alphabets, costuming and live action role playing. Guided by historic personas like Julius Caesar, Attila the Hun and the Emperors of China, our adventure teams will travel along the Silk Road, across the Steppes and over the Himalayas as they discover the connections between the East and the West, save the world and solve the riddle of the Heavenly Horses.   Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the…

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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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Member Porch Party

6-December from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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We Appreciate you! Come get your party on with one of Key West’s oldest cultural institutions on one of the prettiest verandas in Key West. Key West Art & Historical Society members are invited to celebrate sunset and happy hour on Friday, December 6th  from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm while enjoying complimentary libations and refreshments at the historic Custom House. If you are interested in attending, please register. For questions please email: klivingston@kwahs.org or call 305-295-6616 ext. 106.

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

9-December 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. 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 – Superheroes, It Happened in December, 1990s TV Theme Songs, Sports and General Knowledge.…

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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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Perpetual Groove

12-December from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Music at Martello presents Perpetual Groove with special guests The Happy Dog Band Thursday, December 12, 2019 Fort East Martello 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Tickets: $25 GA – on sale 9/17/2019 Children 12 and under free Perpetual Groove caught everyone by surprise in 2015 when they returned to the stage after a two-year hiatus. The band performed eight weekends that year, over multi-night runs, to sold-out shows in some of their favorite cities across the country, thus ringing in a…

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4th Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar

18-December from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Join Key West Art & Historical Society for the fourth annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar on Wednesday, December 18, from 5PM to 9PM, located on the sweeping historic porch and walkway of the Custom House Museum.  The immensely popular celebration will feature some of Key West’s finest artisans, musicians and choirs, food and libations, free entrance to the museum and its two stories of exhibits, and a dazzling holiday light show of magical vector projections…

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Distinguished Speaker Series | Fred Borch: Key West in WWII

19-December from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Military historian Fred Borch will talk about Key West’s role during World War II. When the war began, the Navy in Key West occupied just 50 acres on the edge of the island. By 1945, Navy operations sprawled across more than 3,200 acres. The Navy spent $70 million in building Key West into what some called “America’s Gibraltar” (after the British outpost in the Mediterranean), and more than 14,000 ships passed through Key West’s Harbor between 1942 and 1945. The…

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Distinguished Speaker Series | Fred Borch: Key West in WWII

19-December from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Military historian Fred Borch will talk about Key West’s role during World War II. When the war began, the Navy in Key West occupied just 50 acres on the edge of the island. By 1945, Navy operations sprawled across more than 3,200 acres. The Navy spent $70 million in building Key West into what some called “America’s Gibraltar” (after the British outpost in the Mediterranean), and more than 14,000 ships passed through Key West’s Harbor between 1942 and 1945. The…

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Student Workshop | Adventure: The Rise of the Dark Queen

30-December to 2-January from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Rise of the Dark Queen is the 4th installment of our ongoing adventure series in the magical land of Jozan. This 4-day workshop will take students on a hero’s quest across the realm to save the king. They will face dangers, solve puzzles and avoid traps while costume making, team building and live action role playing.   Camp Dates:  Monday December 30th Tuesday, December 31st (Please note that camp will not take place on Wednesday, January 1st) Thursday January 2nd…

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January 2020

Free Curator Tour of Tennessee Williams Museum

5-January 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 an extra perk for locals, the Tennessee Williams Museum, under the auspices of the Key West Art and Historical Society, is providing a free curator led tour for locals on the first Sunday in January. The tour will take place on January 5 at 2:00 p.m. at 513 Truman Avenue and will be led by Curator Dennis Beaver. The focus of the tour will be on the January 19, 1956, San Carlos Institute premiere of Williams’ classic film “The…

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Student Workshop | Woodtastic Workshop

6-January from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Student Workshop | Woodtastic WorkshopMonday, January 6, 2020, from 9:00AM-4:00PMCamp Details: Campers will experience different grains and textures of wood that will excite their imaginations, while using full creativity in building custom art works to take home and last a lifetime.Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate campers under 6 years old)Instructor: Crystal SmithCamp begins at 9:00AM and ends at 4:00PM. To ensure the comfort of your child throughout…

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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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Distinguished Speaker Series | The Florida East Coast Railway: For 125 Years America’s Speedway To Sunshine

9-January from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Our speaker on January 9th will be none other than Florida East Coast Railway Company Historian, Barry University Adjunct Professor of History and Historian in Residence and Nova Southeastern University Lifelong Learning Institute Adjunct Professor of History Seth H. Bramson. Professor Bramson, who is America’s single most-published Florida history book author, has written five histories of and about America’s most exciting railroad and you don’t and won’t want to miss his talk, THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY: FOR 125 YEARS…

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

13-January 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 – ‘P’ in Geography, Food & Drink, Songs from the 1950s, Art & Artists, and History. Great prizes…

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Conch Revival Picnic

21-January from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Atreet
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Edible history continues with Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Museum, 938 Whitehead Street. Key West Art & Historical Society, Isle Cook Key West and Great Events Catering are celebrating the new year with another Conch Revival Picnic— a heritage dinner featuring a cornucopia of classic Key West/Conch recipes— set for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6:00pm –8:00pm. Inspired by The Society’s board member, the late Dianne Zolotow, the Conch Revival Picnic tradition was launched in…

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Distinguished Speaker Series | Grand Army Women: The Loyal Women of the North

23-January from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Join us on January 23rd, for a fascinating talk by Robert J. Wolz about the lack of preparation on the part of all combatants to the role of women as army nurses and the civilian response. Then the organization of the Grand army of the republic (the union veterans and the Civil War) and eight organizations that formed as auxiliaries to support the widows, orphans, disabled and destitute army nurses. They literally raised millions of dollars to meet their need. …

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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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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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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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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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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
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 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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Distinguished Speaker Series | Fred Borch: Key West and the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

13-February from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Old City Hall, 510 Greene 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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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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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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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
Old City Hall, 510 Greene 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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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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Becoming a Woman // Short Stories by Tennessee Williams

10-March from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Becoming a Woman // Short Stories by Tennessee Williams presented by Fringe Theater Key West Tennessee Williams had a way with women. He wrote them with sensuality, sexuality and a complexity that defied the convention of the day. He did not shy away from stains on sheets or sweat between thighs. His women could simmer from the inside or be destroyed from the outside. The women in these four short stories, are in various states of transition. Though their behaviors…

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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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Professional Day Workshop | Friday the 13th Fear Factory

13-March from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Professional Day Workshop | Friday the 13th Fear Factory Friday, March 13, 2020, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Instructors Deadeye and Kevin will lead the students on a series of challenges based on the greatest fear, the unknown. Some challenges will be individual based while others will involve teams, leading up to a fear based mystery. Are you brave enough to enter the Fear Factory? Ages 6-12: Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable…

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New Member Breakfast

13-March from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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Honored Members Your membership not only directly supports the Key West Art & Historical Society it also entitles you to many exciting benefits. As a new Key West Art & Historical Society (KWAHS) member, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Member Breakfast! Please join me Friday, March 13th at 10:00 am in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum to enjoy breakfast and a brief presentation. Learn about your membership benefits, our mission, upcoming events…

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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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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 Kingdoms March 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…

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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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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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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…

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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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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 Celebration The 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…

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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

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
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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Distinguished Speaker Series | The First Peoples of Key West: Archaeology at the Stock Island Site and Beyond Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm 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…

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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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Distinguished Speaker Series | The History of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

16-April from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Custom House Museum, 281 FRONT ST
KEY WEST, FL 33040-8313 United States
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Distinguished Speaker Series | The History of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical GardenThursday, April 16, 2020, from 6:00 PM-7:00 PMMisha McRae will be presenting the 84 year history of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden from concept in 1934 to now, with an introduction to the significance of its many functions it provides to the community, City of Key West, conservation and to the world. About the Presenter:Misha D. McRAE – Executive Director, Key West Botanical Garden…

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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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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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