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Tune In and Hit the Road with Zoom and Vroom

Zoom and Vroom

The newest offering from the Polk County History Center provides YOU with the tools to get out and explore the history that surrounds us. Zoom & Vroom is a virtual program that provides registrants with the tools to create immersive learning experiences for the entire family. Each digital session features:

  • A virtual history lesson with question and answer opportunities on a variety of topics
  • A routed half to full day driving tour that guides you from one historic location to the next
  • Interactive activities designed for all ages
  • Thematic activities including crafts and recipes
  • Suggested book readings to extend the learning experience

Keep your Quaranteam busy all year long! Zoom sessions are broadcast on the county Facebook page at 11am on the 2nd Saturday of each month, additional materials can be picked up at the Polk County History Center Tuesday – Saturday between 9am and 5pm.

2021 Presentation Dates and Topics

DateTopic
January 9A Formidable Fruit: Florida's Citrus Industry in Polk County
February 13Go West Polk Countian: Exploring Kathleen, Lakeland and Mulberry
March 13Florida Stories: Using Your Smartphone to Explore Historic Florida
April 10Due North: Exploring Davenport, Dundee, Loughman and Haines City
May 8This Place Matters: Polk's Historic Architecture
June 12Surf the Scenic Highway: Exploring Lake Wales, Frostproof and Babson Park
July 10Trek the Tri-Cities: Polk City, Auburndale & Winter Haven
August 14Destination Discovery: Exploring Polk's Exceptional Museum Community
September 11Polk and Beyond: Bartow, Homeland and Fort Meade
October 9Etched in History: A Study of Polk's Historic Cemeteries
November 13Notable Neighborhoods: Homesteads and Main Street
December 11Polk Nature

How Do I Participate?

To participate in the live event on the 2nd Saturday of each month, tune in to the county Facebook page at 11 am. Activity packets and other materials can be picked up at the Polk County History Center, Tues. – Sat. from 9 am to 5 pm while supplies last.

Contact the History Center's Curator of Education and Visitor Engagement, Jayme Jamison, at JaymeJamison@polk-county.net for additional information.

Past/Archived Presentations

Here you will find the previously recorded programs and related materials.

Zoom and Vroom: Citrus Industry

Zoom and Vroom: Go West Polk Countian

Zoom and Vroom: Florida Stories

Zoom and Vroom: Lake Wales Downtown Historic District