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Ridge Scenic Highway 39-Mile Yard Sale Happens November 3

A popular and long-running community event returns this year, and organizers are offering plenty of advance notice to those wishing to participate. The 15th annual 39-mile Yard... — Updated 9/2/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Railroad Corridor Landscaping to Enhance "Garden City" Effort

Scenic Highway's passage through downtown Lake Wales will quite a bit more scenic upon completion of new efforts planned by city staff. Plans to add multiple new shade trees,... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By Robert Connros    News

History Museum Launches Appeal to Complete Collections and Research Center

Fearing damage due to Florida's summertime temperatures and humidity, the Lake Wales History Museum is reaching out to supporters and potential donors to raise funds to improve the... — Updated 6/4/2022

 

Museum Seeks Community Support to Protect Collections

Fearing damage due to Florida's summertime temperatures and humidity, the Lake Wales History Museum is reaching out to supporters and potential donors to raise funds to improve the... — Updated 6/4/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

"State of the City" is Good, Mayor Says in Annual Report

A portrait of a city undergoing numerous changes was delivered to about 100 community and business leaders Friday at the annual "State of the City" report delivered by outgoing... — Updated 3/5/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Jennifer D'hollander Leaving Lake Wales History Museum

The Lake Wales History Museum is "immediately" launching a nationwide search for a new executive director after Jennifer D'hollander announced that will be leaving the organization... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Fun

Enjoy a Historical Christmas at Lake Wales History Museum Party

The staff and members of the Lake Wales History Museum are inviting the public to join them for a special Holiday Party at the museum on Thursday, December 16. The free event will... — Updated 12/14/2021

 

New Museum Curator Enjoys "Touching History"

"Getting back to museum basics" was a large part of the motivation that moved Anderson Hanna, former director of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, to apply for what might... — Updated 12/13/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Pioneer Days See Attendance Growth

The 2021 Pioneer Days celebration of history is itself history, but Lake Wales History Museum Director Jennifer D'hollander is still celebrating. "Oh my gosh yes!" she responded... — Updated 11/2/2021

 

Cheese Shoppe and Deli is Newest Business in Lake Wales

Lovers of Amish cheeses and hearty deli sandwiches will be delighted to learn of Lake Wales' newest business, The Lake Wales Cheese Shoppe and Deli opened for business last week on... — Updated 10/29/2021

 
 By News Staff    News

Pioneer Days Opens to Big Crowds

Blacksmiths, crafters, and thousands of their admirers turned out for the annual Pioneer Days today in Lake Wales. The event, sponsored by the Lake Wales History Museum, runs... — Updated 10/26/2021

 

Charter Schools Arrange $1M Loan to Restore Old School

A million-dollar second mortgage will fund the renovation of the original 1919 Lake Wales school building into new classroom space under action taken by the Lake Wales Charter... — Updated 10/19/2021

 

Gladys Howell Named Pioneer of the Year

The Lake Wales History Museum will honor Gladys Howell as the 2021 Lake Wales Pioneer of the Year as part of the 45th Annual Pioneer Days Festival at Lake Wailes Park. The recogniti... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Pioneer Days Happening October 23 and 24

Lake Wales 45th Annual Pioneer Days festival is expected to draw some 10,000 visitors to Lake Wailes Park over two days later this month, and staff at the Lake Wales History Museum... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
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City Considers Transferring Museum Operations to "Friends" Group

After several years of operations as a purely city-run facility, the Lake Wales History Museum may soon be under the control of a not-for-profit group once again. The Wednesday... — Updated 9/22/2021

 
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Pioneer Days Festival Oct. 23-24 Offers Expanded Celebration

The Lake Wales History Museum will celebrate the community's history and heritage through the 45th Annual Pioneer Days Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 & 24. The free... — Updated 9/9/2021

 
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Hispanic Women's Voices Celebrated in Virtual Presentation Sept. 16

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the Lake Wales History Museum will offer a special online presentation "Treasures from Aztlan: Hispanic Women's Voices." Dr. Rebecca... — Updated 9/3/2021

 

History Museum Gets Grant to Create African American Archive and Exhibit

The Lake Wales History Museum has been awarded a Community Project Grant of $5,000 from Florida Humanities and $10,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation to create a new Lake Wales... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
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Lake Wales Quilters Guild Exhibit at Library

Throughout the month of March the Lake Wales Public Library's Local Artist Gallery has an amazing display of handmade quilts by local textile artists. The Lake Wales Quilters Guild... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

Collections and Research Center Dedicated Jan. 23 to Honor the Late Mimi Hardman

Bright sunshine broke through the dreary morning Saturday, Jan. 23 as friends, family and history buffs gathered to celebrate the opening of the Mimi Hardman Collections and Researc... — Updated 1/27/2021

 

Museum's Mimi Hardman Collections and Research Center Dedication Jan. 23

The Lake Wales History Museum will dedicate the new Mimi Hardman Collections and Research Center at the restored 1916 Seaboard Airline Freight Station, one of its iconic buildings... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
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Virtual Presentation Jan. 14 on New Deal Era Indian Murals at Post Offices

The Lake Wales History Museum is inviting people to enjoy a virtual event as part of the Florida Humanities Spring Speaker Series. Indians at the Post Office: New Deal-Era Post... — Updated 1/10/2021

 

History Museum Transformed Furniture Auction Nov. 14-21 to Benefit Stuart House

Pre-bidding began Nov. 14 for a furniture auction to benefit the historic Stuart House renovation. The auction includes vintage and outdated furniture pieces that local artists and... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

History Museum Hosts Online Presentation About Florida Cattle Ranching Nov. 17

The Lake Wales History Museum is hosting an online presentation as part of its Florida Speaker Series: Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition by Bob Stone. The session... — Updated 11/12/2020

 

AAUW Art in Schools Reaches 15-year Anniversary

COVID-19 did not deter volunteers from the American Association of University Women from delivering nearly 100 framed prints of famous fine art paintings to area schools for public... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

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