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Lake Wales History Museum

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325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
863-676-1759

March 2019

History Happy Hour

March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
Free

See the changing exhibit: The Freedom Riders closes on March 20. Talk to our curator and enjoy live music, history trivia, complimentary food and drinks.  Free to the public.

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Florida's Female Pioneers

March 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Women's History Month presentation: Peggy MacDonald, photo by Annie Morian Co. “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…

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June 2019

Building an Icon: Building Bok Tower Singing Carillon

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free

This exhibition at the Lake Wales History Museum by Bok Tower Gardens is on exhibit  thru Aug 24. Learn about the ways that people worked on the Singing Tower from Edward Bok’s initial vision to its design and construction, from the foundation to its crowning herons. Lake Wales History Museum hours…

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September 2019

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964

September 3, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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On exhibit Sept 3 - Oct 26, this Smithsonian exhibition explores the little-known Bracero Program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. Millions of Mexican men came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts between 1942 and 1964. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm. The…

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History Happy Hour

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Thursday, September 12, 6 - 8 pm at the Lake Wales History Museum. Wear your favorite vintage attire, see our mini-poster exhibit, "The Bracero Program," and check out our new 1985 Lake Wales Fire Truck. Join our new Friends of the Museum membership program. Enjoy a donation bar, good eats,…

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History Book Club

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 25, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you'll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction. Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books. The books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while…

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October 2019

Town & Country History Bus Tour

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Take a historical tour of Lake Wales on Oct 5 at 10am. Learn about several of the historic buildings.

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Museum Book Club: Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
Free

The Museum Book Club meets at Noon on the 4th Wednesday of each month (except December).

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History Book Club

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you'll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction. Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books. The books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while…

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November 2019

Voices of Lake Wales

November 5, 2019 - January 18, 2020
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Voices of Lake Wales runs from Nov 5, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm. The Museum is closed on: Sundays & Mondays The 4th of July Thanksgiving Day The Day After Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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History Book Club

November 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you'll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction. Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books. The books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while…

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January 2020

History Book Club

January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you'll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction. Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books. The books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while…

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Spirited: Prohibition in America

January 28, 2020 - March 14, 2020
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm. The Museum is closed on: Sundays & Mondays The 4th of July Thanksgiving Day The Day After Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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February 2020

History Bus Tour – SOLD OUT!

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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$15
Lake Wales History Museum Bus

SOLD OUT!!! Feb 1, 10am. Take a bus tour of historic and architectural sites in Lake Wales. $15 per person.

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Spirited: Prohibition in American Opening Reception

February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Spirited: Prohibition in America

Thur, Feb 6 | 6-8pm

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History Book Club

February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you'll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction. Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books. The books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while…

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March 2020

Virtual Tour: Infamy: December 7, 1941

March 28, 2020 - June 6, 2020
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free
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The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm. The Museum is closed on: Sundays & Mondays The 4th of July Thanksgiving Day The Day After Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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April 2020

Virtual Meeting: History Book Club

April 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you’ll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are…

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May 2020

Virtual Meeting: History Book Club

May 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 22, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free
Clipart book with Lake Wales History Museum logo

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you’ll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are…

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June 2020

Virtual Meeting: History Book Club

June 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 22, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free
Clipart book with Lake Wales History Museum logo

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you’ll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are…

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July 2020

Virtual Meeting: History Book Club

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 22, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Free
Clipart book with Lake Wales History Museum logo

4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you’ll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are…

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September 2020

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

September 29, 2020 - November 14, 2020
Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

The Lake Wales History Museum hosts the “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote” exhibit by the National Archives from Sept 29 - Nov 14. The exhibit highlights the struggle of activists throughout the history of the United States that worked to secure voting rights for all American women. The…

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