Events

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12 PM

Museum Book Club - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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.  


Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM

History Happy Hour

Wear your favorite vintage attire, see our mini-poster exhibit, "The Bracero Program," check out our new 1985 Lake Wales Fire Truck.  Join our new Friends of the Museum membership program.  Enjoy a donation bar, good eats, music, selfie station and history trivia!  Free to the public.  Please RSVP.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - ALL DAY

Smithsonian Museum Day Live

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Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 2 - 4 PM

Friends of the Museum Mixer

Celebrate and join the new Friends of the Lake Wales Museum, Inc. at a special afternoon reception welcoming you to meet the board of directors, learn about fundraising projects, join the membership, and how to get involved with the Friends of the Museum.  Complimentary refreshments included.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12 PM

Museum Book Club - Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

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, October 5, 2019 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.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12 PM

Museum Book Club - Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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.  


October 26 & 27, 2019 from 9 AM - 5 PM each day

Pioneer Days Festival

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Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8 AM - 3 PM

39-Mile Yard Sale

Find treasures, shop local, visit eateries, and have fun!  Enjoy the most amazing yard sale all along the historic Ridge Scenic Highway.  The Lake Wales History Museum is an official location for dozens of vendors.  10 x 10 spaces are available at the museum for $25/space.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, contact Bartholomew Delcamp at 863.676.1759 or bdelcamp@lakewalesfl.gov.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12 PM

Museum Book Club - Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Society by Jared Diamond

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.