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April 2019

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KWAHS Docent/Volunteer Lunch Meeting

3-April from 12:00 to 13:00
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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KWAHS is recruiting a new cohort of volunteer museum tour guides or docents.   Founded in 1949, KWAHS operates four museums – the Fort East Martello, the Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters, the Custom House, and the Tennessee Williams Museum.  We need volunteers to greet visitors and explain museum floorplans and exhibitions. Docents can select the location and schedule they are willing to work.  Wednesday, April 3, we will be hosting a docent luncheon from 12:00-1:00pm. If you are not able to…

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New Members-Only Breakfast

5-April from 10:00 to 11:30
Custom House, 281 Front St
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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This breakfast is intended for those members who have joined KWAHS within the last year. If you would like to join us, please RSVP online. If you have any questions you may contact Kim Livingston at 305-295-6616 ext. 106 or email her at klivingston@kwahs.org. Space is limited and this member event fills up fast. 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…

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Happy Hour with the Historian | History of the Navy in Key West

10-April from 16:30 to 17:30
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 the Navy in Key West The symbiotic relationship between the U.S. Navy and Key West extends as far back as…

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Honorable Cándido Creis|The Spanish Presence in Florida from 1512 to 1821

11-April from 18:00 to 19:00
San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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About the Presentation: Mr. Creis will explain the establishment of Spanish La Florida in 1513 after the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon to North America, the periods when Florida was under rule by the Kingdom of Spain and the impact of Spain´s Heritage today. About the Presenter: Honorable Cándido Creis, Consul General of Spain in Miami for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina Cándido Creis is a distinguished career diplomat in the Spanish Foreign Office, positions held include: Head of…

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Sara Ayers-Rigsby l Historic Key West Cemetery and Preservation

18-April from 18:00 to 19:00
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Sara Ayers-Rigsby l Historic Key West Cemetery and Preservation About the presentation: Are you a passionate taphophile dedicated to the preservation of historical cemeteries? Come learn how to protect these living museums with the Florida Public Archaeology Network on Thursday evening, then for a historical tour with Historic Florida Keys Foundation on Saturday morning (must register for Saturday tour).  If you are interested in putting your newfound knowledge to the test, we’ll spend the rest of Saturday morning assisting with…

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Historic Walking Tour: Key West Cemetery

20-April from 09:30 to 10:30
Key West Cemetery, 701 Pauline Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Karl Reutling and Sara Ayers-Rigsby l Historic Walking Tour: Key West Cemetery and Preservation About the presentation: Are you a passionate taphophile dedicated to the preservation of historical cemeteries?  Come learn how to protect these living museums with the Florida Public Archaeology Network on Thursday evening, then for a historical tour with Historic Florida Keys Foundation on Saturday morning.  If you are interested in putting your newfound knowledge to the test, we’ll spend the rest of Saturday morning assisting with…

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