19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment at the Polk County History Center on January 9 & 10 at 6pm and January 11 at 2pm. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has its 100th anniversary in 2020. This landmark amendment guaranteed a woman’s right to vote. In collaboration with the League of Women […]

Democratic Dialogues

The series takes place on the third Tuesday every month from 12 to 1pm. Democratic Dialogues is a monthly speaker series that seeks to highlight subjects from US democracy and to help encourage community discussion and create an engaged voter base in Polk County. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch! Please contact Lois […]

Book Banter

5:30-6:30pm on the following dates: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 23, Aug  27, Sep 24, Oct 15. Love to babble about books? Feel the need to chatter about chapters? Here at the Polk County History Center we have the solution: Join our monthly book club! Each month […]

An Evening with Doris Weatherford

An Evening with Doris Weatherford

Doris Weatherford has been a name in women’s history for decades and first started publishing books over thirty years ago. Join us for a discussion on her book, Women in the Literary Landscape, just in time for Women’s History Month.

Florida’s Female Pioneers with Peggy MacDonald

Historian and author, Peggy MacDonald will present Florida’s Female Pioneers, examining some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin and also Palmetto Leaves; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist […]

Across a Barrier of Fear: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt

A one-woman performance starring Jane VanBoskirk presented by the American Association of University Women of Lake Wales at The Vanguard School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 each. Please contact AAUW Lake Wales at 863-678-1349 for ticket information.

Iron Jawed Angels (FMHS)

The City of Fort Meade presents the 2004 HBO docudrama starring Hilary Swank as Alice Paul, a key U.S. Suffragist, follows women’s suffrage leaders as the fought for the right to vote by any means necessary.

CANCELLED: Iron Jawed Angels (Lkld)

Iron Jawed Angels Lakeland March 15

Lakeland Public Library presents the 2004 HBO docudrama starring Hilary Swank as Alice Paul, a key U.S. Suffragist, follows women’s suffrage leaders as the fought for the right to vote by any means necessary. Come watch the film with us and then stay afterwards to be a part of our discussion panel.

SUSPENDED: Democratic Dialogues

The series takes place on the third Tuesday every month from 12 to 1pm. Democratic Dialogues is a monthly speaker series that seeks to highlight subjects from US democracy and to help encourage community discussion and create an engaged voter base in Polk County. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch! Please contact Lois […]

CANCELLED: Saving Florida with Leslie Kemp Poole

Award-winning writer, historian and assistant professor at Rollins College, Leslie Kemp Poole, PhD, presents an overview of her book, Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century. Her Presentation focuses on the role of women and organization such as the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs, Florida Federation of Garden clubs, and the […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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