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Posts tagged as “Bartow”

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…

Sounds, Thoughts and Colors of Suffrage

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…

SUSPENDED: Architectural Tour

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.

SUSPENDED: Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

On the first Saturday of each month from November through April, join Polk County History Center for a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Learn about the pioneer families and war veterans interred at the cemetery.  The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.…

SUSPENDED: Book Banter

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…

Suspended: Architectural Tour

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.