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The Generators: One Name Studies

Virtual Meeting on Mon, Dec 7, 2020 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM The Generators is an ad hoc hands-on workshop that focuses on Family Genealogy. This is monthly meeting is centered about a topic of genealogical interest and a chance to connect with others to learn more about genealogy. *Some…

Digital Resources for History & Genealogy

Digital Resources for History & Genealogy – Virtual Meeting [GoToMeeting | Wed, Nov 18 @ 6 pm] A guided exploration of free digital resources to help your history or genealogical research.  Sites include:  National and State level digital collections, and a variety of newspaper resources. *Registration is required and will open on Wed,…

Chairside Chats with historians, Dr. Denham and Dr. Brown

Chairside Chats: History’s Local Bounty Revealed [Live Stream lThu, Nov 12 @ 6 pm] Florida Southern College’s Center for Florida History and the Lakeland History Room at the Lakeland Public Library proudly present a live conversation between Polk County’s esteemed historians, Drs. James M. “Mike” Denham and Canter Brown, Jr. Watch live…

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