Programs & Events

All summer museum programs are being held in person at the museum.

Museum Book Club - The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb by Sam Kean

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 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.

 

Museum Film Club - The Dig

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 12 PM

Watch films with based on true stories and then meet with fellow film buffs to discuss them!   Discover historical stories, documentaries, and drama in real life through film.  Use your own Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, or other streaming services to access films each month. Some films may only be available certain streaming services.  Free to the public.  The 2nd Wednesday of the month at noon.


Museum Book Club - Bubble in the Sun: The Florida Boom of the 1920s and How it Brought on the Great Depression by Christopher Knowlton

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 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.


Florida Talks - 2021 Fall Speaker Series presents Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism by Dr. Cori Convertito

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6 PM

Come and hear about the beginning of Key West's tourism boom!  Discover the islands' history, and why the Keys remain a tropical paradise destination.  Dr. Cori Convertito explores the reasons behind who came first, how did they get there, where did they stay, what did they do?  People have been visiting Key West for health, sports, social, and relaxation purposes for decades, including American Nobel Prize author Ernest Hemingway, who made his Key West lifestyle famous throughout the 1930s.  Hemingway immersed himself in Florida Keys game fishing, took many trips with famous guests, and wrote about his adventures and experiences in wildlife conservation.  Free to public.  Please RSVP.

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Museum Film Club - Apollo 13 (filmed in Florida)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 12 PM

Watch films with based on true stories and then meet with fellow film buffs to discuss them!   Discover historical stories, documentaries, and drama in real life through film.  Use your own Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, or other streaming services to access films each month. Some films may only be available certain streaming services.  Free to the public.  The 2nd Wednesday of the month at noon.


Florida Talks - 2021 Fall Speaker Series presents Treasures from Aztlan: Hispanic Women's Voices by Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6 PM

Discover a different point-of-view from Hispanic women, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  In 2005, Dr. Dominguez-Karimi created an oral history collection titled Treasures From Aztlan.  She gathered stories from Mexican Americans who lived during the Jim Crow era.    These stories gave the individuals represented in the collection a voice to tell their harrowing accounts of survival from racist laws and practices in our culture.  Many of those featured in this project have passed away, but the record of their story lives on to honor the struggles and triumphs of Hispanic people.  Free to public.  Please RSVP.

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Museum Book Club - Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 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.


Pioneer Days Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24, 2021 from 9 AM - 5 PM each day

For more information, visit the Pioneer Days Festival page here.


39-Mile Yard Sale presented by The Ridge Scenic Highway

Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 8 AM - 3 PM

FIND TREASURES, SHOP LOCAL, VISIT EATERIES & HAVE FUN!  Are you interested in being a vendor at the Lake Wales History Museum?  Find all the information about becoming a vendor here.

VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM

 

 






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