Commemorative bricks available for walkway at Custom House

Yorkie Jack, who shares an office with his human at the Custom House Museum, awaits his personalized brick. COURTESY PHOTO

Yorkie Jack, who shares an office with his human at the Custom House Museum, awaits his personalized brick. COURTESY PHOTO

Key West Art & Historical Society has announced it will be adding a limited number of personalized commemorative bricks along the southeast walkway adjacent to the Custom House Museum, available for order now. All proceeds benefit the 2020-2021 Dogwood Foundation Challenge Grant that supports the museum’s Phase II mechanical repairs and upgrades, including climate stabilization.

After a 9-year, $9 million restoration project spearheaded by Key West Art & Historical Society with the help of late philanthropist Scotti Merrill and the island community, it opened as a museum in 1999 and now offers two floors of exhibitions that weave together two centuries of art, people, and events of the Florida Keys.

Since 2013, five phases of upgrades and repairs have been in progress to maintain the building as a museum and historic landmark.

A minimum $100 donation purchases one commemorative brick, which accommodates up to three lines of wording. Bricks also can be embellished with a selection of decorative symbols for an additional $25.

To donate, visit www.kwahs.org and click on the “Join & Support” button. ¦

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