Programs & Events

photo1_cowsVIRTUAL Florida Speaker Series - Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition by Bob Stone

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6 PM

Exploring and celebrating the history of culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state.   Few realize that cattle first came to the US through Florida, introduced by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1521.  See and hear all the aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions, including Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, the vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.

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Museum Book Club - Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns by Carl Hiaasen

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 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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History Walking Tour

Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10 AM

Join the museum staff for a 60-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 US Post Office located at 6 West Park Avenue in Lake Wales.  

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