Events

Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM

Museum Holiday Party & Fire Truck Dedication

Come celebrate the season at the museum as we dedicate the 1985 Lake Wales Fire Truck and thank the fire department for this donation.  Learn about the new Friends of the Museum and upcoming museum preservation projects.  Enjoy live holiday music by Geert D'hollander on the piano, food, drinks, photos with Santa, and holiday trivia.  Free to the public, but we ask you please bring a gift or non-perishable food items, and we’ll donate them to the Lake Wales Care Center.

Please RSVP


Florida Humanities Speaker Series - Rain by Cynthia Barnett

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6 PM

RAIN: A history for stormy times Rain connects us in all sorts of ways—as profound as prayer and art, as practical as economics, as genuine as an exchange between strangers on a stormy day. It plays a key role in civilization, religion, and art. It also allows us to talk about climate change as conversation not confrontation.

Light refreshments included. Free to the public.

Please RSVP


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12 PM

Museum Book Club - Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

Dedicated to non-fiction, you'll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while supplies last.  


Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10 AM - 12 PM

History Bus Tour

Join us for a tour through old Florida history, driving through the heart of downtown Lake Wales and beyond, stopping at historic buildings such as the Rhodesbilt Arcade,the old Lake Wales State Bank, Dixie Walesbilt Hotel, Bullard Building, Lake Wales Arts Center and more!  Along the way, participants will learn about the historic district, buildings and lakes of Lake Wales.  Enjoy an air-conditioned ride on the new History Bus!  

$15/person.  We’ll gather at the Lake Wales Museum before boarding at 9:45 AM.  

Seating is limited, and advance registration and payment is required.  To register, call 863-676-1759 or stop by the museum.


Spirited: Prohibition in America Exhibit Opening Reception - Welcome to the Speakeasy!

Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6 - 8 PM

Come celebrate the Roaring 20s, which have come around again!  Enjoy live music, food, specialty beverages, and learn all about the history of Prohibition in America.  Wear your favorite Speakeasy attire!  Free to the public.  Donations requested for beverages.

More details coming soon.

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12 PM

Museum Book Club - Oh Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country by Craig Pittman

Dedicated to non-fiction, you'll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while supplies last.