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August 2020

Offstage: Suffragist

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Black background, large orange dot inside says Offstage: Suggragist A New York Times Event

The musical “Suffragist” was due to premiere this fall. Then everything changed. Join the creators and cast of the show for an evening of conversation and song as we discuss the pandemic-interrupted journey of the production, and watch two numbers from the work in progress — their first-ever public performance. Go…

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Democratic Dialogues – Democracy in Florida: A Work in Progress

August 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Purple and Yellow Polk Centennial Coalition Logo, Text: Democratic Dialogue Speaker Series, Democracy in Florida, A Work in Progress, August 18, 12:15-1pm Virtual Presentation

Democratic Dialogues Speaker Series In this virtual presentation by Master Lecturer Steven Noll, University of Florida, learn about the history of democracy in Florida and the future of politics in our state. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects…

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Highway 17 Suffrage March

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown Fort Meade, Broadway Street
Free
Women in white dresses marching to represent the Hwy 17 Suffrage March on Aug 18 at 6pm

Celebrate the 19th Amendment on August 18 with women dressed in white to line up along Highway 17 in Polk County oldest city on the sidewalk with poster about the positive impact of women 6pm. All Polk County women are invited to come celebrate to the celebration.

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Members Open Studio

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every Wednesday, 10am-5pm
Florida Wildflower Studios, 12 E Wall St
Frostproof, FL 33843 United States
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Man in green mask with his pastel plateau, Man in blue neck gaiter painting a lionhead, woman in mask and her pastel landscape.

Every Wednesday, Members Open Studio, 10am-5pm. (Bring your supplies) Florida Wildflower Studios in Frostproof will be open Tuesday through Friday (10am-5pm) and closed on Mondays until further notice.

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Sounds, Thoughts and Colors of Suffrage

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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In this virtual presentation, hosted by Maria Trippe, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, learn about the sounds, thoughts, and colors of suffrage.  The event is one of several initiatives at the local, state, and national level to commemorate the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920. Local historian…

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Book Banter: Politics at Play – Virtual Presentation

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Polk's 19th Amendment Centennial Coalition Purple & Yellow Logo, Text: Book Banter, Politics at Play, 4th Thursdays, Virtual Presentation. Book Banter - History Center's Monthly Book Club

Love to babble about books? Feel the need to chatter about chapters?  We have the solution: join our monthly book club now offered in virtual format! Each month during the 2020 election year, we will be reading books about major topics in our country’s history and in current events. The…

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Genealogy Speaker Series – Introduction to African American Genealogy: Let’s Find Some Ancestors!

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online FL United States
Genealogy Speaker Series Intro to African American Genealogy, Saturday, August 29, 10am in Zoom Format. Photo of the History Center (1908 Courthouse)

Genealogy Speaker Series – In Zoom Format - “Introduction to African American Genealogy: Let’s Find Some Ancestors!” Do you want to get started researching your African American ancestors, but don’t know how? Learn the basics of genealogy research and the specialized resources that lead to African American ancestors from Annette…

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September 2020

X5 Virtual Workshop #1: Beginning Spanish

September 1
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Classes on Tues or Thur
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Yellow Background, Text: Virtual Workshops, Logo: Explorations V Children's Museum

Virtual Workshop #1: Beginning Spanish Join long-time educator Karen DeOliveira in a series to start your Spanish learning journey. This 6-week workshop series is designed to teach children ages 7+ basic conversational Spanish. You have the choice of signing up for the Tuesday sessions or Thursday sessions. Six weekly Tuesday…

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Mindful Media: Becoming an Educated Media Consumer

September 15 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Online FL United States
Polk 19th Amendment Centennial Coalition Purple & Yellow Logo, Text: Mindful Media: Becoming an Educated Media Consumer, Sept 15, 12:15-1pm, Virtual Presentation

Democratic Dialogue Speaker Series – Virtual Presentation Mindful Media: Becoming an Educated Media Consumer The press and media in general are how the modern America stays informed and connected with current events. It’s no secret though that not every resource in the media and press can be trusted to have…

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An evening with Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881 United States
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Free

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards will discuss the evolution of voting rights with a special focus on women’s suffrage. Additionally, Edwards will highlight changing trends among Polk County’s voters and a few important reminders about our upcoming Presidential Election. *Registration opens August 24 at  http://whplprograms.eventbrite.com

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