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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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