Key West Art & Historical Society’s Annual Back in Time Fundraiser ‘Caliente Cayo Hueso’ set for February 2
The Key West Art & Historical Society will be hosting its annual fundraiser, “Back in Time – Caliente Cayo Hueso” on February 2, 2024, under the stars on the grounds of the Key West Museum of Art & History. Proceeds from the Cuban-themed fundraiser benefit the ongoing restoration needs of the museum. (Photo Credit: Key West Art & Historical Society)
January 15, 2024 – (KEY WEST, FL). Take a trip back to 1950s Cuba during this season’s “Back in Time” fundraiser hosted by the Key West Art & Historical Society. Themed “Caliente Cayo Hueso,” the party takes place Friday, February 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. under the stars at the Key West Museum of Art & History. Proceeds support the ongoing preservation needs of the museum, the island’s architectural crown jewel that has graced the Mallory Square area for the last 133 years.
Attendees donning their best Cuban attire – think Guayaberas and Comparsa dresses – will enjoy cocktail hour inside the museum followed by an elevated plated Cuban dinner on the Front Street plaza. Pilar Rum mojitos will be flowing at the full open bar while the Latin band Caribe Key West performs so you Salsa the night away. There will be prizes for “Best Dressed”, an extensive silent auction, and an upscale cigar lounge. It will be a caliente evening you won’t want to miss and all for a great cause!
“As stewards of the Custom House building, we are grateful for the community’s continued support of our on-going preservation efforts,” says Michael F. Gieda, Executive Director of the Society. “Having completed critical work outlined in a 2013 assessment conducted by Bender & Associates, we continue to preserve and repair the historic building and its systems. With major upgrades to our archives nearing completion, we aim to overhaul and upgrade the elevator in 2024 to ensure access to the second-floor galleries and third-floor program areas. Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will help offset the steep cost.”
Step “Back in Time” to invest in the future; purchase a single ticket for $200 or sponsor a table of eight for $1,600. Proceeds will be contributed to the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys’ Custom House Preservation Fund. For tickets visit www.kwahs.org/bit or contact Event Coordinator Bonnie McInnis at 305-295-6616 x 505.
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