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August 2020

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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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

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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Book Banter: Politics at Play – Virtual Presentation

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online FL United States + Google Map
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. “Our…

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Using Court Records to Research Family History

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online FL United States
Photo of the History Center (1908 Courthouse), Text: Using Court Records to Research Family History, Saturday, Sept 26, 10am, Virtually in Zoom Format

Genealogy Speaker Series – in Zoom Format “Using Court Records to Research Family History” Presented by Stacy Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of Courts & Comptroller

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October 2020

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

October 23 - December 9
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition on display at the History Center from October 23 through December 9, 2020. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the…

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Voices and Votes: Democracy in America Opening Reception

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

Join us in celebrating the grand experiment that is democracy in America this election year with the opening of Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. In collaboration with the Lakeland chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the exhibit opening features refreshments…

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