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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…

An evening with Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards will discuss the evolution of voting rights with a special focus on women’s suffrage. Additionally, Edwards will highlight changing trends among Polk County’s voters and a few important reminders about our upcoming Presidential Election. *Registration opens August 24 at  http://whplprograms.eventbrite.com

Highway 17 Suffrage March

Celebrate the 19th Amendment on August 18 with women dressed in white to line up along Highway 17 in Polk County oldest city on the sidewalk with poster about the positive impact of women 6pm. All Polk County women are invited to come celebrate to the celebration.

Virtual Meeting: History Book Club

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you’ll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are…

Virtual Meeting: History Book Club

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you’ll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are…

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.…

Lake Wales History Museum Offers Virtual Museum During Coronavirus Closure

DISCOVER HISTORY ONLINE While the Lake Wales History Museum is closed until further notice, there are two great virtual offerings, and online videos of behind the scenes activities, curious items from the collection, historic locations around Lake Wales, and a virtual tour of our new exhibit, “Infamy: December 7, 1941.”…