Lunch and Learn

Polk County History Center

“The Bartow PolKers and Florida State League Baseball” presented by Wes Singletary, author of three books on Florida baseball history.

Family Fun Day: Civil War-style Valentines

Polk County History Center

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with free hands-on activities for the whole family.

Book Club: “The Summer of ’68”

Summer of 68

History Center Book Club discusses “The Summer of ’68” by Tim Wendell.

Book Club: “Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image”

The History Center Book Club Meets the first two Tuesdays of each month from 12:15-1pm. January 6 & 13 – “Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image” by Joshua Zeitz

Family Fun Day

Polk County History Center

Join the History Center on the second Saturday of each month from 10am-noon for a fun family creative event. January 10 – Create a Thaumatrope (Victorian optical illusion toy)

Pilgrim Day

Pilgrim Day

Travel back in time and experience the life of early settlers! Activities from rope spinning to candle dipping, butter churning to tin can lanterns transport the entire family back in time! Early American and Indian games, hats and more are included with admission/membership. Explorations V Children’s Museum is at 109 North Kentucky Avenue in downtown […]

Photos with Santa

Polk County History Center

Festival of Wreaths

Festival of Wreaths

Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]

Holidays at the History Center

Festival of Wreaths

Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]

Family Fun Day

Polk County History Center

Family Fun Day is a FREE event held at the Polk County History Center 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. On Saturday, November 8, participants will craft a remembrance posy and learn about the “Polk […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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