Events

lede_social_FinalVIRTUAL History Happy Hour @ Home

Thursday, September 10, 2020 5 PM

Join us from the comfort and safety of your own home.  You just need a computer or mobile device.  Have a drink, wear a fun hat, and we’ll play some fun games, history trivia, and catch up with our friends!

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cubacol1VIRTUAL Florida Speaker Series: Habana Deco: Art & Architecture of Cuba by Sharon Koskoff

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6 PM

Take a visual journey with artist and author, Sharon Koskoff.  Learn about the history and culture of our Southern neighbor and the politics of its future.

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1_LGiDE5RA741E3nw7yIHzigVIRTUAL Museum Book Club - Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12 PM

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.

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GibsonHistory Walking Tour

Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10 AM

Join the museum staff for a 60-minute walking tour of downtown Lake Wales, which highlights historic architecture.  Free to the public.  Bring water and sunscreen, and wear outdoor-appropriate attire.  Tour begins at the Lake Wales US Post Office located at 6 West Park Avenue in Lake Wales.  

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unnamed-31VIRTUAL Florida Speaker Series: Mary McLeod Bethune in the Sunshine State by Ashley Preston

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6 PM

At the turn of the 20th century, Mary McLeod Bethune arrived in Daytona Beach with $1.50, looking to start a school.  She overcame institutionalized racism, Ku Klux Klan threats and the ills of segregation to establish what is now Bethune-Cookman University, changing the course of Florida history with relentless faith and dedication to equality.

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71MmTFr66kLVIRTUAL Museum Book Club - The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12 PM

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.

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photo1_cowsVIRTUAL Florida Speaker Series - Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition by Bob Stone

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6 PM

Exploring and celebrating the history of culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state.   Few realize that cattle first came to the US through Florida, introduced by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1521.  See and hear all the aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions, including Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, the vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.

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paradiseVIRTUAL Museum Book Club - Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns by Carl Hiaasen

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12 PM

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.

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Rhodesbilt Arcade interiorHistory Walking Tour

Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10 AM

Join the museum staff for a 60-minute walking tour of downtown Lake Wales, which highlights historic architecture.  Free to the public.  Bring water and sunscreen, and wear outdoor-appropriate attire.  Tour begins at the Lake Wales US Post Office located at 6 West Park Avenue in Lake Wales.  

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