The Polk County Historical Museum


The beautiful dome of the Polk Historical Museum.

The beautiful dome of the Polk Historical Museum.


Historic Flag Hangs From The South Entrance of The Polk Historical Museum.

Historic flag hangs from
the south entrance of
The Polk Historical Museum.



Bartow Senior High School Color Guard.



The Bartow Senior High
Color Guard.


U. S. Representative Charles Canady & his lovely bride enjoy the festivites.

U. S. Representative
Charles Canady &
his lovely bride enjoy
the festivities.
Flowers adorn the stairs leading to the second story of the Polk Historical Museum.

Flowers adorn the stairs
leading to the second story. 

Bartow Chamber of Commerce President David Amann addresses the audience.
Bartow Chamber of Commerce
President David Amann welcomes
the audience to the Grand Opening.
Judge Bob Young & Commissioner Marlene Young watch the celebration.

Judge Robert Young & County
Commissioner Marlene Young
watch the celebration.
 A scene of downtown Bartow.
A scene of downtown Bartow
where the vendors displayed
their wares.

Florida Rep. Adam Putnam speaks to the audience.
Adam Putnam of the Florida
House of Representatives
gives his opening remarks.
Another view of the audience.


Another view of the audience.
Commissioners Jerry Carter & Nancy Rouse Hedrick

Commissioners Jerry Carter &
Nancy Rouse Hedrick.
City sanitation workers march in protest, at times drowning out the speeches.

City sanitation workers march
in job related protest, at times

drowning out the speeches.

Judge Charlie Brown shows off his vintage army jeep.

Judge Charlie Brown shows
off his vintage army jeep.

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Pictures by Judge Anne Kaylor and Jami Salisbury

Updated 10/17/03