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Through April 2015: Living on the Edge 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.

“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 Civil War exhibits, the Genealogical Library will showcase family histories of Confederate veterans. Maritime artifacts and information about Civil War naval history will also be on display. Activity books will be provided at no cost to guide families and children through the exhibits, and children will have the opportunity to examine reproductions of items Civil War soldiers carried and used during the war.

Located at 100 East Main Street in Bartow, the Center is open Tuesday – Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 9am to 3pm. Admission is free.  For more information call (863) 534-4386 or visit the Polk County History Center website.

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