AUG 26 thru AUG 26
Key West Art & Historical Society Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Custom House with Exhibit
Join the Key West Art & Historical Society in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Custom House as it presents Custom Made, an exhibition focused on the building’s structure and the federal offices that occupied the space for decades.
One of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in the United States, the four-story brick Custom House Museum stands sentinel over Key West’s natural deep water port as the former centerpiece of federal authority in the State of Florida. Discover the history of the island’s architectural crown jewel located at 281 Front Street and explore rare artifacts including sections of the building’s original woodwork, a Collector of Customs’ letter book, nineteenth century customs forms, views of the original floor plans, and materials used in the edifice’s restoration. Learn the importance of historic preservation in this remarkable example of safeguarding our past in order to support our future.
Custom Made will open with a special reception from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Friday, August 26 and runs through December 6. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.295.6616 x112. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
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