Through April 2015: Defending the Boundries of Wilderness

Civil War Defending the Boundries of Wilderness

The Polk County History Center presents two Civil War Exhibits open September 27, 2013 through April 2015 to commemorate the Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) 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 […]

Through April 2015: Living on the Edge of Wilderness

1882 View of 100 N Broadway Bartow

The Polk County History Center presents two Civil War Exhibits open September 27, 2013 through April 2015 to commemorate the Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) of the American Civil War. “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 […]

Family Fun Day: Holiday Festival

Polk County History Center

Make Christmas ornaments, learn about holiday traditions and making winter snacks!

Journey Stories Opening Reception

Polk County History Center

In December, the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “Journey Stories,” arrives at the History Center. This exhibit features how Americans have traveled throughout our history and the stories behind the journeys. The History Center also displays “Polk County’s Journey Stories,” to complement the traveling exhibit. The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, December 6, 2013 at […]

December 6-January 4: Journey Stories

Journey Stories

Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian, opens at the Polk County History Center on Friday, Dec. 6. The exhibit is on display through Saturday, Jan 4 and is made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Journey Stories, from the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit program “Museums on Main Street,” explores how our ancestors came to […]

Journey Stories Exhibit

Journey Stories

Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian, opens at the Polk County History Center on Friday, Dec. 6. The exhibit is on display through Saturday, Jan 4 and is made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Journey Stories, from the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit program “Museums on Main Street,” explores how our ancestors came to […]

Civil War Exhibits

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 […]

Lunch and Learn Speaker Series

Polk County History Center

The History Center invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday every month. Lectures will begin at 12:15 and last 30 – 45 minutes. The 2014 series runs January through November.  2014 Lunch & Learn Speaker Series Date Topic Speaker January 21 Florida Through Transportation Part 2 Dr. Steve Noll […]

Family Fun Day

Polk County History Center

Family Fun Day is a free event on the second Saturday of each month between 10:00am – noon. Children and their families can participate together in a new arts and crafts activity each month while learning about Polk County history.

January Happenings at the History Center

 Journey through Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. Family FunDay is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 11. Families celebrate Polk County’s citrus heritage with a citrus-themed craft. The History Center is also hosting a special Family FunDay at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in celebration of the dedication of […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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