History Center Book Club

Zora Neale Hurston

August 5 and August 12, 12:15 – 1 p.m.: Book Club Bring your lunch and join the History Center for Book Club. In August, you will have an opportunity to participate in a reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s unpublished play, “Polk County.” This comedy takes place in the sawmill camp of Lofton Lumber Company.  When […]

Peggy MacDonald, writer: Marjorie Harris Carr – Defender of Florida’s Environment

Florida Lecture Series. Dr. Peggy Macdonald, assistant professor of history at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, will speak on the topic “Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment” at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Hollis Room in the Buckner Building on the FSC campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Lunch & Learn: Florida Archaeology

Polk County History Center

March is Florida Archaeology Month and to celebrate, Jeff Moates, director of the West Central Regional Center of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, will present research featuring Florida’s rich archaeological resources. Archaeology provides insight into the lives of Florida’s early inhabitants. In March, we will explore some of the creative innovations that occurred during the […]

Convening Culture Conference

Save the Date for Convening Culture 2016: Celebrating Diversity through Florida’s Arts & Culture February 1-2, 2016 The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale, FL Learn more!

Florida Lecture Series: J. Michael Francis

January 14 at 7 pm. J. Michael Francis (Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies and Professor of History, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg) presents “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607.”   Now in its 18th year, the Florida Lecture Series is a forum that brings speakers to the FSC campus who […]

Strategic Plan & Grants Information Sessions

Click here to register. The Florida Dept. of State, Div. of Cultural Affairs staff will visit Lakeland on March 2. Two sessions will be offered: 9:00 am to 10:00 am Strategic Plan Roll-Out Session: Division staff will discuss the Division’s strategic planning process, action planning process, and new initiatives to promote arts and culture in […]

Students Honored at LEGOLAND®Florida

Build Your Imagination Awards 2017

Build Your Imagination Awards On Friday, March 17, 2017, six students were recognized for their outstanding designs, at the fourth annual LEGOLAND®Florida Resort Build Your Imagination Awards, hosted by Adrian Jones, Divisional Director for Legoland® and Joe Tedder, the Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary Chairman for Kids Tag Art. The event was held […]

Art-i-facts Summer 2017 (May-Aug)

Enjoy the on-screen edition of the May-August (Summer) 2017 edition of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

Florida Wild

Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward.

Polk Arts Alliance

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