Susan MacManus: “Florida 2016!”

On the eve of the 2016 election, well-known political observer, and Distinguished Professor of Administration and Political Science at the University of South Florida, Susan MacManus addresses questions about Florida’s role in what has already proven to be an unconventional and lively political process. Florida Lecture Series. This one is in Branscomb Auditorium, unlike most which are in the […]

Learn the Secrets of Antique Heart Cypress

Part of the Lunch & Learn series. Takes place in the Alexander Discovery Center. Learn more and RSVP for the class on the Bok Tower Gardens website.

The Gardens History

Bok Tower Gardens history on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center through October 20.

Growing up Jewish in Polk County

Polk County History Center

New exhibit on display May 11-August 9, 2016. History Center hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.

Bob H. Lee (Writer): “Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden”

March 3. 7pm. FREE. Florida Lecture Series, Hollis Room (Thad Buckner Building), Florida Southern College, Lakeland.

Nathaniel Millett: “The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World.”

February 18, 7 pm on the Florida Lecture Series: “The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World” by Nathaniel Millett, associate professor of history at Saint Louis University. The lecture is free and open to the public. From the Back Cover “A lively story that not only details the fort’s rise […]

Art-i-facts Magazine: Holiday 2015

Click the image below to flip through Holiday 2015 issue of Art-i-facts in full screen. The Holiday 2015 (Nov-Dec) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine should be delivered around Oct 29-30 to east side of Polk County. The magazine will be delivered on November 2-3 to the east side of Polk County, including Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, […]

Art-i-facts Magazine: Fall 2015 (Sept-Oct)

The print edition of the Fall 2015 (September-October) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Polk County History Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake […]

Victory Florida: Honoring Polk County’s WWII Contributions

Exhibition dates are June 2015 – September 2016. Hours are 9am-5pm. August 15, 2015 is the 70 year anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. The Florida Department of State is drawing attention to this important anniversary during 2015 with the campaign “Victory Florida,” which honors and […]

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida's Magical Waters by Rick Kilby.

June 2015 – September 2016. Hours: Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm. The Polk County History Center also is proud to host a traveling exhibit by graphic designer Rick Kilby, Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters. This exhibit examines how the legend of Ponce de Leon’s quest for restorative waters shaped the Sunshine State’s […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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