Events

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 12 - 1 PM

Museum Book Club – The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

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 and all the books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while supplies last.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6 PM

Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series

Featuring Modern by Tradition: Innovation and the Transformation of Seminole Culture by Andrew Frank

Between 1700 and the present, the culture of the Florida Seminoles has remained remarkably connected to its roots while also innovating in dramatic fashion.  This lecture explores this dynamic to show how the Seminoles have embraced this dualism of being both modern and traditional. It examines, among other things, their origin stories, dress, cuisine, housing, ceremonial life, and family life.  Light refreshments included. Free to the public. Please RSVP.


Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM

History Happy Hour

See our changing exhibit, talk to our curator and enjoy live music, history trivia, complimentary food and drinks.  Free to the public.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Museum Book Club – The Radium Girls by Kate Moor

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 and all the books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while supplies last.


Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Town & Country History Bus Tour

Join us for a tour through old Florida history, driving through the heart of downtown Lake Wales and stopping at historic building of the Lake Wales Arts Center.  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. Seating limited. Advanced registration & payment required.


Saturdays, June 8 – August 10, 2019

Summer Fun Days

Special guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations, artifact discovery, tours with the curator, art projects, storytelling, fun snacks, dress up activities for the whole family are offered throughout Saturdays in the summertime with all kinds of different history themes.  Sponsored by Florida’s Natural Growers.  Free to the public.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Museum Book Club – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

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 and all the books are available to check out free of charge at the Museum while supplies last.


Pioneer Days Festival - Save the Date!

October 26 & 27, 2019