Florida Lecture Series

TRACY JEAN REVELS, Professor of History, Wofford College presents “Florida’s Civil War: A Family Story” Though it was the third state to secede, Florida was ignored and unprotected by the Confederacy during the Civil War. The home front was contested, especially in port cities, and many Floridians became refugees. Raids and guerilla activity inflicted misery […]

Florida Lecture Series

ANNE ROSEN AND CLAUDIA SLATE present “Reflections from a Civil Rights Journalist: St. Augustine and Beyond” Former New York Times correspondent John Herbers (1923-2017) covered the civil rights movement for more than a decade, witnessing a succession of landmark events that rocked the nation, the world, and his own conscience. Among the many stories Herbers […]

Featuring Alligators in Florida Culture

Join the Lake Wales Museum November 15, 2018 @ 6 PM for the Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series: Featuring Alligators in Florida Culture by Jeff Klinkenberg. Few states have a relationship with an animal in the way that Florida does with the alligator. Whether it’s a school mascot, being wrestled at a tourist attraction, or sunbathing on […]

Florida Wild

Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward.

Art-i-facts Summer 2017 (May-Aug)

Enjoy the on-screen edition of the May-August (Summer) 2017 edition of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

Students Honored at LEGOLAND®Florida

Build Your Imagination Awards 2017

Build Your Imagination Awards On Friday, March 17, 2017, six students were recognized for their outstanding designs, at the fourth annual LEGOLAND®Florida Resort Build Your Imagination Awards, hosted by Adrian Jones, Divisional Director for Legoland® and Joe Tedder, the Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary Chairman for Kids Tag Art. The event was held […]

Strategic Plan & Grants Information Sessions

Click here to register. The Florida Dept. of State, Div. of Cultural Affairs staff will visit Lakeland on March 2. Two sessions will be offered: 9:00 am to 10:00 am Strategic Plan Roll-Out Session: Division staff will discuss the Division’s strategic planning process, action planning process, and new initiatives to promote arts and culture in […]

Florida Lecture Series: J. Michael Francis

January 14 at 7 pm. J. Michael Francis (Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies and Professor of History, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg) presents “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607.”   Now in its 18th year, the Florida Lecture Series is a forum that brings speakers to the FSC campus who […]

Convening Culture Conference

Save the Date for Convening Culture 2016: Celebrating Diversity through Florida’s Arts & Culture February 1-2, 2016 The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale, FL Learn more!

History Center Book Club

Zora Neale Hurston

August 5 and August 12, 12:15 – 1 p.m.: Book Club Bring your lunch and join the History Center for Book Club. In August, you will have an opportunity to participate in a reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s unpublished play, “Polk County.” This comedy takes place in the sawmill camp of Lofton Lumber Company.  When […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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