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Polk County History Center

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April 2020

Suspended: Architectural Tour

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

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SUSPENDED: Democratic Dialogues

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The series takes place on the third Tuesday every month from 12 to 1pm. Democratic Dialogues is a monthly speaker series that seeks to highlight subjects from US democracy and to help encourage community discussion and create an engaged voter base in Polk County. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch! Please contact Lois Sherrouse-Murphy at 863.534.4386 to find out the topic for each event. The event is held from Noon to 1pm on the following dates in 2020:…

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SUSPENDED: Book Banter

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 24, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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5:30-6:30pm on the following dates: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 23, Aug  27, Sep 24, Oct 15. Love to babble about books? Feel the need to chatter about chapters? Here at the Polk County History Center we have the solution: Join our monthly book club! Each month for the 2020 election year we will read books about major topics in our country’s history and in current events!  At each meeting we will…

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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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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 power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked questions that continue to impact Americans: who has the right to vote, what are…

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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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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 and living history reenactments by the Lakeland chapter of the Children of the American Revolution. The opening reception is October 23, 6-8pm.

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