Zoom and Vroom
The newest offering from the Polk County History Center provides YOU with the tools to get out and explore the history that surrounds us. Zoom & Vroom is a virtual program that provides registrants with the tools to create immersive learning experiences for the entire family. Each digital session features:
- A virtual history lesson with question and answer opportunities on a variety of topics
- A routed half to full day driving tour that guides you from one historic location to the next
- Interactive activities designed for all ages
- Thematic activities including crafts and recipes
- Suggested book readings to extend the learning experience
Keep your Quaranteam busy all year long! Zoom sessions are held at 11am on the 2nd Saturday of each month, additional materials can be picked up at the Polk County History Center Tuesday – Saturday between 9am and 5pm.
2021 Presentation Dates and Topics
|January 9||A Formidable Fruit: Florida's Citrus Industry in Polk County|
|February 13||Go West Polk Countian: Exploring Kathleen, Lakeland and Mulberry|
|March 13||Florida Stories: Using Your Smartphone to Explore Historic Florida|
|April 10||Due North: Exploring Davenport, Dundee, Loughman and Haines City|
|May 8||This Place Matters: Polk's Historic Architecture|
|June 12||Surf the Scenic Highway: Exploring Lake Wales, Frostproof and Babson Park|
|July 10||Trek the Tri-Cities: Polk City, Auburndale & Winter Haven|
|August 14||Destination Discovery: Exploring Polk's Exceptional Museum Community|
|September 11||Polk and Beyond: Bartow, Homeland and Fort Meade|
|October 9||Etched in History: A Study of Polk's Historic Cemeteries|
|November 13||Notable Neighborhoods: Homesteads and Main Street|
|December 11||Polk Nature|
How Do I Participate?
To participate in the live event on the 2nd Saturday of each month, contact the History Center's Curator of Education, Jayme Jamison at JaymeJamison@polk-county.net. You will be provided with the link for the Zoom presentation and then plan for materials pick-up.
If you'd like to participate at your leisure each presentation will be made available at this site and on the county YouTube page. You may call the History Center at 863-534-4386 to request materials for pick-up.
Here you will find the previously recorded programs and related materials.
Zoom and Vroom: Citrus Industry
Curator of Education
Phone: (863) 534-4386
Toll Free: (800) 780-5346
Office Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.