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The Museum features exhibits beginning with the foundation of Lake Wales in 1911 as well as the formation of the city, industry, places of interest and the developments in the 19th century that led to the settlement of the area.

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This virtual tour was graciously provided by Round View Tours, a local Lake Wales company specializing in virtual tours. Check out there website here

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"Truth is Stranger...." Non-Fiction Book Club

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Truth is stranger; that's why we have dedicated this book club to non-fiction. Please join us for a round-table discussion of the best non-fiction books! The book club meets every fourth Wednesday of the Month @ the Lake Wales Museum from noon to 1pm. 325 S. Scenic Highway, Lake Wales. 

The book line-up is below:


May: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right By Jane Mayer (Doubleday)

June: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill By Candice Millard (Doubleday)

July: The Romanovs: 1613-1918 By Simon Sebag Montefiore (Knopf)

August: Florida in the Great Depression: desperation and defiance by Nick Wynne

September: I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza 

October: Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright

November: Hunted Like a Wolf: The Story of the Seminole War by Milton Meltzer

December: OFF

January: Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam

February: Zora Neale Hurston: a biography of the spirit by Deborah Plant

March: More than petticoats: remarkable Florida women

April: Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss by Craig Pittman