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Celebrating Women's History in Polk County

March 01, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Polk County History Center
Visit the Polk County History Center and discover the ways in which women have influenced the course of history in Polk County and across our nation. Explore exhibits dedicated toward the power of fashion and the passage of the 19th Amendment enhanced with photos from the National Portrait Gallery.
Region(s): Central
Category(s): Art History Exhibit

Cemetery Tours

March 01, 2021 - March 19, 2021

Manatee Village Historical Park
Schedule your in-person daytime tour of the 1850 Manatee Burying Ground located in Bradenton, Florida! Tour content will vary by staff member - stories of how settlers lived, died, and more. Free. Must be reserved in advance. Select dates only.
Region(s): Southeast
Category(s): History Talk/Lecture

Charles and Jackson Pollock

January 30, 2021 - March 28, 2021 10:00 AM

The Society of the Four Arts
In addition to approximately 70 paintings and works on paper by Charles Pollock, the exhibition presents a small, even intimate selection of works revealing a Jackson Pollock little known to the general public.
Region(s): Southeast
Category(s): Art Exhibit

Community Book Club: Freedom in the Family

March 10, 2021 6:00 PM

The Grove Museum
Join The Grove Museum on Zoom for our Community Book Club, featuring "Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights," by Tananarive Due & Patricia Stephens Due. Register for free via Eventbrite:
Region(s): North Central
Category(s): History Talk/Lecture Other

DeSoto County Historical Society's 16th/17th Annual Pioneer Day & BBQ

March 27, 2021 9:00 AM

DeSoto County Historical Society
This year’s festival with the Arcadia American Legion sponsored Antique Tractor and Hit & Miss Engine Show will encourage social distancing and face-coverings. Fun for the whole family includes demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and crafts, Florida Cracker cow camp, Florida authors, and more!
Region(s): Southwest
Category(s): History

Digital Lecture - Medicine in Manatee

March 06, 2021 12:00 AM

Manatee Village Historical Park
Join Dr. Jeffrey N. Brown, Curator at Manatee Village Historical Park, for a digital lecture to supplement the new “Medicine in Manatee” exhibit. This new exhibit highlights the history of medicine in the Village of Manatee (Manatee County, FL.).
Region(s): Central Northeast North Central Northwest Southeast Southwest
Category(s): History Exhibit

Earth into Art—The Flowering of American Art Pottery

October 16, 2018 - September 26, 2021 9:30 AM

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
This new major exhibition examines the center of the American Art Pottery industry in Ohio and the role women played in its development and achievements. The heyday for American Art Pottery was roughly 1876 to 1914. An outgrowth of the Arts and Crafts movement, the work of U.S. art potteries in this
Region(s): Southeast
Category(s): Art Exhibit Other


November 06, 2020 5:00 PM

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Come watch local artists at work from The Bakehouse Art Complex. They will be creating art throughout the estate. Visitors will be able to watch them work and ask questions about the process while maintaining social distancing. The evening features access to the gardens and Main House after hours.
Region(s): Southeast
Category(s): Art Garden Historic Home History

Genealogy Speaker Series: "Finding Your Revolutionary War Patriots" by Gayle Londree

March 27, 2021 10:00 AM

Polk County History Center
This virtual program will provide moethods for finding your Revolutionary War patriot, and how to prove their residence, service, and the necessary evidence to join a lineage society such as the Daughters of the American Revolution or Sons of the American Revolution.
Region(s): Central
Category(s): History Talk/Lecture Class/Workshop

Genealogy Speaker Series: "Intermediate African American Research” by Annette Lyttle

February 27, 2021 10:00 AM

Polk County History Center
This virtual presentation focuses on finding ancestors in Reconstruction-era records and Civil War military records, as well as records that help identify the last slave holder, which is key to being able to research enslaved ancestors. Learn how to assemble evidence from a number of sources.
Region(s): Central
Category(s): History Talk/Lecture

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