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:

Victory Florida: Honoring Polk County’s WWII Contributions

The anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945 is Aug. 15. The Florida Department of State is commemorating this important anniversary with the Victory Florida campaign, which honors and celebrates the heroes and heroines of World War II while educating Floridians about the important role our state played on the battlefield and home front. The History Center developed an exhibition entitled, Victory Florida: Honoring Polk County’s WWII Contributions, to collaborate with the state’s Victory Florida theme. The exhibit tells the story of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things for their country during World War II.

Very Much A Lady: Lifestyle and Fashion of the Proper Woman, 1900 to 1920

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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