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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
The Custom House, 281 Front 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
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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
The Custom House, 281 Front 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
The Custom House, 281 Front 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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Summer Film Series | Russian Ark

24-September from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Custom House, 281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Alexander Sokurov’s spellbinding masterpiece “Russian Ark” is a multi-award winning film consisting of one, single unbroken camera shot that moves through 33 rooms of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. It’s a staggering work of art, an impressive technical feat that is also cinematic poetry of the first order. As Sokurov’s camera glides in and out of cathedral-like galleries, opulent ballrooms and shadowy corridors and workrooms, three centuries of Russian history and European art are compressed into a single 96 minute shot.…

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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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