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  • Published on Jan 24, 2020

    Nearly 3,000 Polk County second graders descended upon Circle B Bar Reserve last week for the fifth annual Water, Wings and Wild Things KIDS Festival. The festival is a youth environmental education event and collaborative effort of Polk County government agencies, local municipalities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations.

  • Published on Dec 10, 2019

    Join County Commissioner George Lindsey at 9 a.m. New Year's Day for a hike around Circle B. The hike begins at Polk’s Nature Discovery Center and meanders along roughly 2 1/2 miles of beautiful trails.

  • Published on Dec 10, 2019

    To chronicle the fight for women’s voting rights, the History Center is curating a special exhibit, “The 19th Amendment at 100 Years: A Milestone of Democracy for Women’s Suffrage.”

  • Published on Nov 26, 2019

    Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) in partnership with the Polk County Public School Board has held its first set of Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) certification classes with great success and interest from students.

  • Published on Nov 25, 2019

    Enrich your holiday experience by taking in the festive and colorful sights and sounds of the season at the Polk County History Center. The holiday season is a time where the iconic building shines its brightest, as it is decorated inside and out with lights, a Christmas tree and locally-decorated wreaths. The 9th annual Festival of Wreaths will feature more than 40 museum-quality wreaths, created through the talent and generosity of area businesses, organizations and individuals. The wreaths will be on display until Thursday, Dec. 12 and are available for purchase through an on-line Silent Auction process. All proceeds benefit the History Center. View photographs of the wreaths and place your bid at www.polkhistorycenter.org. Take home a unique or elegant wreath from a wide selection of styles to embellish your door just in time for Christmas. Opening Night – 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8

  • Published on Nov 25, 2019

    Sacred Harp singing has entertained communities and fellowship gatherings for generations without the use of a single instrument, other than the human voice. And now, this unique style of music, also known as shape note music, will be performed through a collaboration of the Polk County History Center and Bartow’s Orpheum Theatre.