Out of the Archives Lecture Series

Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Bring your lunch.

Florida’s Female Pioneers

Women’s History Month presentation: “Florida’s Female Pioneers” with guest speaker Peggy MacDonald examines some of the women who have shaped the Sunshine State. Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a female doctor during the Civil War, visited Florida during the war and ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida during Reconstruction. Harriet Beecher Stowe is […]

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 […]

Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

“Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found.” Florida Lecture Series.

Public Lecture with Collector George Lowe

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.

Special Presentations for the Gardens Planned

Kenneth Treister at Florida Southern College March 23, Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal Dr. Jorge Santiago-Blay at Bok Tower Gardens March 24, The Gooey Stuff that Plants Ooze LAKE WALES, Fla. — The public is invited to attend two very different presentations about Bok Tower Gardens, scheduled to take place March 23 and 24. […]

Hope Diamond Expert to Lecture on ‘The History of America in 101 Objects’

LAKELAND – Reducing the Smithsonian’s collection of some 137 million objects to a mere 101 to tell the story of America is no easy task. But aided by more than 100 curators, Dr. Richard Kurin did just that in a new book, “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects.” Kurin, a world-renowned expert on […]

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