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Posts tagged as “Polk Centennial Coalition”

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…

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.

POSTPONED: A Purse of Her Own

March 28, 2pm at the Peter Rust Civic Center in Davenport. Join the Davenport Historical Society, Inc. for tea and to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote with members of the Coalition of Women Voters. Period dress is preferred.

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…

SUSPENDED: 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…

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…

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.