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By, For, and Of the People: Folk Art and Americana at the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum by J. Lenora Bresler


June 25, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

100 E Main Street

Bartow, Florida

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While there are many different definitions for folk art, generally folk artists tend to be untrained in the fine arts or have made utilitarian objects decorative. Many of the objects on display at both the DAR Museum and Polk County History Center are made by unknown craftsmen or artisans. Featured items portray a sampling of American tastes and cultures of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Typical household items salute the American craftsmen who united utility and innovative design, from the chair makers, tinsmiths and potters who enlivened their wares with painted flourishes, to the blacksmiths who transformed simple iron trivets into decorative kitchenware.

This is an in-person program and reservations are not required – arrive early to get a great seat. Questions or concerns, please contact the History Center at (863) 534-4386.

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Polk County History Center