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Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 24, 2018

Free

The suburban backyard is an American original—an invention so familiar it hardly seems invented at all. This exciting traveling exhibit explores the mid-century backyard from the rise of the suburbs and tract houses, to the beauty of postwar garden design, and the birth of the environmental movement. Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and fun period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how these spaces became such an integral part of American popular culture. Presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Garden’s Archive of American Gardens.

Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard: A Historical Exhibit, runs from September 14-November 24.

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.cityoflakewales.com/439/Lake-Wales-Museum

Organizer

Lake Wales Museum
Phone:
863-676-1759
Email:
JDhollander@cityoflakewales.com
Website:
www.cityoflakewales.com/

Venue

Lake Wales Museum
325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Phone:
863-676-5160

Polk Arts Alliance

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