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IN PERSON Mimi Hardman Collections and Research Center Dedication

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10 AM

The Mimi Hardman Collections and Research Center is part of the Lake Wales History Museum’s historic corridor.  The new research center will be housed in the fully restored 1916 Seaboard Airline Freight Station located at South Scenic Highway & Johnson Avenue in downtown Lake Wales.  Named for the museum’s beloved, late founder, Mimi Hardman, the new research center will be home to the museum’s collection of 20,000+ items from Lake Wales history.   A dedication and ribbon cutting will celebrate the opening of the new building, followed by tours and viewing of the museum’s new Creating Community through Quilts & Art exhibit in the main museum building.  Social-distancing measures will be in place, and face coverings will be required inside.

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bn_educatedVIRTUAL & IN PERSON Museum Book Club - Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Wednesday, January 27, 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.

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maxresdefaultIN PERSON History Walking Tour

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10 AM

Join the museum staff for a 90-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 History Museum.  

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pbox-606x342VIRTUAL Florida Speaker Series - The Green Book by Cheryl Howard

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6 PM

Discover what “The Green Book” is and was for African American’s all over the US during the period spanning 1930-60’s, and the laws that existed which made owning “the book” potentially life-saving. Free to the public.

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VIRTUA331870L & IN PERSON Museum Book Club -  The Black Rose by Tananarive Due

Wednesday, February 24, 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.

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IN PERRhodesbilt ArcadeSON History Walking Tour

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10 AM

Join the museum staff for a 90-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 History Museum.

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Marjorie-Kinnan-RawlingsVIRTUAL Florida Speaker Series - Scribbling Women in Florida by Betty Jean Steinshouer

Thursday, March 11, 2021 6 PM

A dozen women authors have put Florida on the map, between Reconstruction-era Harriet Beecher Stowe and Constance Fenimore Woolson, the Gilded Age’s Sarah Orne Jewett, the homesteading Laura Ingalls Wilder and her libertarian daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, environmentalists Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Rachel Carson, friends Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and poets Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Morrrow Lindbergh.  They all gravitated to the Land of Flowers, and here are the lessons they learned. Free to the public.

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Picnik-collage6VIRTUAL & IN PERSON Museum Book Club - The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Wednesday, March 24, 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.

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IN PERSON History Walking Tour

Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10 AM

Join the museum staff for a 90-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 History Museum.

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HiddenHistoryofFloridaVIRTUAL Florida Speaker Series - Hidden History of Florida by James Clark

Thursday, April 8, 2021 6 PM

Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state’s rich history. The Hidden History of Florida uses dozens of stories to tell the little-known facts of Florida history. It is a fast, fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida. The trip will leave listeners with a new appreciation of their state’s past.  Free to the public.

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VIRTUAL & IN PERSON Museum Book Club -  River of the Golden Ibis by Glorida Jahoda

Wednesday, April 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.

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