Artifact donation inquiries: Please contact Maria Trippe, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions via email mariatrippe@polk-county.net or by telephone (863) 534-4071.

Throughout the year, the History Center hosts rotating exhibits and educational programs that feature a variety of subjects specific to Polk County. Temporary exhibits currently on display include:

Together We Win: Polk County’s WWI Contributions 

An exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I by honoring men and women of Polk County who served in The Great War, which the United States officially entered April 6, 1917. More than two million Americans served, including over 42,300 Floridians. Floridia's military contingent suffered an estimated 1,171 casualties with 467 dead. In Polk, an estimated 1,845 Polk County residents served in the military during the war, and about seventy of these individuals lost their lives.


Very Much A Lady: Lifestyle and Fashion of the Proper Woman, 1900 to 1930

Return to a more elegant and stylish era with this temporary exhibit featuring unique and vintage couture fashion and accessories. The exhibit is curated from the private collection of Polk resident Joanna Godwin.

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