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. Meet at the History Center […]

Out of the Archives Lecture Series

Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Bring your lunch.

Festival of Wreaths Opening Night

Visit the Polk County History Center on Thursday, November 7 at 5pm to see the wreaths decorated for the History Center’s annual fundraiser. Make a silent auction bid on your favorite wreath.

Genealogy Workshop

Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Learn how to utilize the Historical and Genealogical Library Special Collections at 10am on Saturday, October 26.

Architectural Tour

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.

Out of the Archives Lecture Series

Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Bring your lunch.

History Time Tots

Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

A story and activity time designed for ages five and under

Central Florida Shape Note Music Event

On Saturday, September 28, celebrate the heritage and history of this unique style of music. A free event, open to the public. Activities will include educational workshops and plenty of moments to practice Shape Note singing.

Out of the Archives Lecture Series

Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Tues, Sept 17 from 12:15-1pm at Polk County History Center. Bring your lunch.

History Time Tots

Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

A story and activity time designed for ages five and under at 10:00 AM on Saturday, Sept 7 and Tuesday, Sept 10.

Polk Arts Alliance

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