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Polk County History Center

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100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
863-534-4386 www.polkhistorycenter.org
Polk County History Center

September 2019

History Time Tots

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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One event on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

A story and activity time designed for ages five and under at 10:00 AM on Saturday, Sept 7 and Tuesday, Sept 10.

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History Time Tots

September 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

A story and activity time designed for ages five and under at 10:00 AM on Saturday, Sept 7 and Tuesday, Sept 10.

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Out of the Archives Lecture Series

September 17, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
FREE
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Tues, Sept 17 from 12:15-1pm at Polk County History Center. Bring your lunch.

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Architectural Tour

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

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Central Florida Shape Note Music Event

September 28, 2019
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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On Saturday, September 28, celebrate the heritage and history of this unique style of music. A free event, open to the public. Activities will include educational workshops and plenty of moments to practice Shape Note singing.

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October 2019

History Time Tots

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on October 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

A story and activity time designed for ages five and under

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History Time Tots

October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on October 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

A story and activity time designed for ages five and under

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Out of the Archives Lecture Series

October 15, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Bring your lunch.

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Architectural Tour

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

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Genealogy Workshop

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Learn how to utilize the Historical and Genealogical Library Special Collections at 10am on Saturday, October 26.

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November 2019

Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

On the first Saturday of each month from November through April, join Polk County History Center for a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Learn about the pioneer families and war veterans interred at the cemetery.  The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.…

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Festival of Wreaths Opening Night

November 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Visit the Polk County History Center on Thursday, November 7 at 5pm to see the wreaths decorated for the History Center's annual fundraiser. Make a silent auction bid on your favorite wreath.

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Architectural Tour

November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

Find out more »

Out of the Archives Lecture Series

November 19, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Bring your lunch.

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December 2019

Festival of Wreaths

December 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Festival of Wreaths

December 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Festival of Wreaths

December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Festival of Wreaths

December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Festival of Wreaths

December 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Festival of Wreaths

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

On the first Saturday of each month from November through April, join Polk County History Center for a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Learn about the pioneer families and war veterans interred at the cemetery.  The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.…

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Festival of Wreaths

December 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Festival of Wreaths

December 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Festival of Wreaths

December 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

Find out more »

Festival of Wreaths

December 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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The colorful and unique wreaths fill the halls of the History Center through Dec. 13. The wreaths, decorated and donated by local businesses, individuals and organizations, are available for purchase through an online silent auction with proceeds benefiting History Center programming. Bids are accepted online until 5pm, Dec 12 at…

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Architectural Tour

December 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

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January 2020

Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

January 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

On the first Saturday of each month from November through April, join Polk County History Center for a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Learn about the pioneer families and war veterans interred at the cemetery.  The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.…

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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on January 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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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…

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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on January 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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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…

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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on January 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

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…

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Architectural Tour

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

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Democratic Dialogues

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

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. The series takes place on the third Tuesday every month from 12 to Participants are encouraged to bring their own…

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Book Banter

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 24, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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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…

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February 2020

Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
+ Google Map
Free

On the first Saturday of each month from November through April, join Polk County History Center for a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Learn about the pioneer families and war veterans interred at the cemetery.  The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.…

Find out more »

Architectural Tour

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

Find out more »

Democratic Dialogues

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

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. The series takes place on the third Tuesday every month from 12 to Participants are encouraged to bring their own…

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Book Banter

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 24, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

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…

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March 2020

Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

On the first Saturday of each month from November through April, join Polk County History Center for a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Learn about the pioneer families and war veterans interred at the cemetery.  The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.…

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SUSPENDED: Democratic Dialogues

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

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…

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Suspended: Architectural Tour

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

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SUSPENDED: Book Banter

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 25, 2020

One event on June 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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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…

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April 2020

SUSPENDED: Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
+ Google Map
Free

On the first Saturday of each month from November through April, join Polk County History Center for a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow. Learn about the pioneer families and war veterans interred at the cemetery.  The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.…

Find out more »

SUSPENDED: Architectural Tour

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

Find out more »

SUSPENDED: Democratic Dialogues

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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…

Find out more »

SUSPENDED: Book Banter

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 24, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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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…

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May 2020

SUSPENDED: Architectural Tour

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free
Polk County History Center. Photo by Jeremy Maready.

Join the Polk County History Center on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11am for an architectural tour. Learn about the neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building, and stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse.

Find out more »

SUSPENDED: Democratic Dialogues

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2020

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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…

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SUSPENDED: Book Banter

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 24, 2020

One event on October 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Free

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…

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August 2020

Democratic Dialogues – Democracy in Florida: A Work in Progress

August 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Purple and Yellow Polk Centennial Coalition Logo, Text: Democratic Dialogue Speaker Series, Democracy in Florida, A Work in Progress, August 18, 12:15-1pm Virtual Presentation

Democratic Dialogues Speaker Series In this virtual presentation by Master Lecturer Steven Noll, University of Florida, learn about the history of democracy in Florida and the future of politics in our state. When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects…

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October 2020

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

October 23 - December 9
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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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…

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Voices and Votes: Democracy in America Opening Reception

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Image of people marching in the 1960s. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

Join us in celebrating the grand experiment that is democracy in America this election year with the opening of Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. In collaboration with the Lakeland chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the exhibit opening features refreshments…

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