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  • Summary for 2017 Lunch & Learn Schedule

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  • Summary for History and Heritage Guide to Polk County

    With a history that stretches back 12,000 years, our heritage is both rich and diverse. From the Paleo-Indians who first set foot on the Florida peninsula, to the intrepid pioneers who founded the cities we know today, many people have made their mark.

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  • Summary for History Center Facility Usage Agreement

    ONLY ORIGINAL FACILITY USE AGREEMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED (Typed or Ink Only) Polk County Board of County Commissioners Parks & Natural Resources Division FACILITY USE AGREEMENT 1. Park/Facility Requested 2. Date(s) Requested Times Requested: Open Closed 3. Applicant Phone: Day Evening 4. Applicant E-mail address: 5. Addre

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  • Summary for History Center Histcourthouse2

    The first courthouse on this site was built on land donated by cattle baron Jacob Summerlin. The County Commissioners awarded the contract for the building on June 15, 1867 for $3,800. The crude house was framed and sided with rough weatherboard inside

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  • Summary for History Center Volunteer Flyer

    Be a part of Polk Countys History Center! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Collections Assistants Help the Curator of Collections and Exhibits organize and protect the museums collections. Library Assistants Help Librarians o

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  • Summary for PCHC Historical Marker Application

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  • Summary for PCHC Historical Marker Guidelines

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  • Summary for Photography and Filming Permit Application

    Anyone interested in commercial photography and/or filming on History Center property is required to complete a Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division Photography/Filming Permit Application

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  • Summary for Preserving Polk Pride Brochure

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  • Summary for School Programs Color the 1909 Courthouse

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  • Summary for School Programs Group Study Application Form

    Polk County Historical Museum 100 East Main Street Bartow, Florida 33830 (863) 534 4386 phone (863) 534-4387 fax museum@polk-county.netpolkcountymuseum.org Group Study Application Contact Persons Names(s) Address Telephone Fax Best Time to Reach You P

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  • Summary for School Programs Railpuzz

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  • Summary for School Programs Brief History

    Brief History By about 12,000 years ago Paleoindians following big game such as the Mastodon, reached the Florida peninsula. As glaciers melted and sea levels began to rise these hunters and gathers created more permanent homes in Florida. Their popula

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