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 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

interior of museum with exhibits

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


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


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


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


Cut from a Different Cloth

Greater love has no man than this, that a man would lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13. Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice... — Updated 1/10/2021


Letter to Our Readers as We Celebrate 1st Anniversary as Your Local News Site recently celebrated our one-year anniversary. During our first year we published more than 1,200 stories and about 1,500 photos. This online news site is still a... — Updated 1/10/2021


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


Commissioners Question Why City Hall is Still Closed to Visitors

Lake Wales Interim City Manger James Slaton says if your grocery store has an outbreak of COVID-19 among its employees you can always go to another store. But he says there's no... — Updated 9/10/2020


Lake Wales Cancels 2020 Pioneer Days Festival

With regard to the health environment in Polk County, the Lake Wales History Museum has cancelled the Pioneer Days Festival, originally scheduled to take place on October 24 &... — Updated 7/15/2020


City Considers $150,000 in Incentives for Two Downtown Restaurants

The Lake Wales City Commission, in its role as the Community Redevelopment Agency, will consider at its July 14 meeting offering $150,000 in incentives for two proposed downtown... — Updated 7/13/2020


Museum Hosts Virtual History Happy Hour April 17

The Lake Wales History Museum is hosting a Virtual History Happy Hour starting at 5 p.m. Friday, April 17. "Join us from the comfort and safety of your own home You just need a... — Updated 4/16/2020

 By Brian Ackley    News

City Updates Operational Plans During COVID-19 Concerns

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Lake Wales continues to function as close to normal as possible, Emergency Operations Director Joe Jenkins said Tuesday night. Jenkins, also the... — Updated 3/18/2020


More Closings, Program Suspensions Announced Amid Virus Scare

Additional closings and program suspensions have been announced in the wake of growing concerns over the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. Lake Wales Arts Council The arts... — Updated 3/18/2020


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