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Civil War Exhibits

November 1, 2013 - April 30, 2015

Free
Civil War Exhibit

The Polk County History Center is excited to announce the new Civil War Exhibits opening September 27, 2013. The exhibits will remain open through April 2015 to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. “Defending the Boundaries of Wilderness,” examines how men from Polk County fought on both sides of the Civil War. Uncover the histories of the Cow Cavalry, the South Florida Bulldogs, Union troops, and Colored Units who lived, fought, or settled in Polk County. Opening on the same day, “Living on the Edge of Wilderness,” focuses on the lives of women and families on the home front of Polk County during the Civil War. Complementing the Civil War exhibits, the Genealogical Library will showcase family histories of Confederate veterans. Maritime artifacts and information about Civil War naval history will also be on display. Activity books will be provided at no cost to guide families and children through the exhibits, and children will have the opportunity to examine reproductions of items Civil War soldiers carried and used during the war.

Located at 100 East Main Street in Bartow, the Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.  For more information call (863) 534-4386 or visit the Polk County History Center website.

Details

Start:
November 1, 2013
End:
April 30, 2015
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.polk-county.net/subpage.aspx?menu_id=290&nav=res&id=6628

Organizer

Polk County History Center
Phone:
863-534-4386
Email:
myrticeyoung@polk-county.net
Website:
www.polkcountymuseum.org

Venue

Polk County History Center
100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Phone:
863-534-4386
Website:
www.polkhistorycenter.org

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494