The Virtual Museum

The Virtual Museum

Lake Wales
History Museum

While the museum is now open, you can still explore the museum and virtual learning from anywhere with online videos, historical online exhibits, virtual tours, and our historic walking tour.  

Upcoming Virtual Events

Lake Wales History Museum | Lake Wales, Florida | Since 1967

Race & Change by Dr. Kitty Oliver

Florida Talks Speaker Series!

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6 PM

Join us for a virtual presentation about race and change, discussing the progress we’ve made to discover and embrace a multicultural world. Dr. Kitty Oliver is a veteran journalist and academic, an author and oral historian, a media producer, and a professional singer with an MFA in Creative Writing, specializing in literary nonfiction and memoir, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, focusing on race and ethnic communication. A product of the civil rights era who came of age with integration in the U.S., Dr. Oliver brings an innovative perspective to race and ethnic relations sharing research and stories across cultures in Race and Change dialogues where people can explore race in a hopeful, progressive way. Free to public. Please RSVP.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Walk Lake Wales

Lake Wales History Museum | Lake Wales, Florida | Since 1967

The Lake Wales Museum is proud to release the Florida Stories: Walk Lake Wales application.


developed through a generous grant from the Florida Humanities Council

The “app” takes users on a self-guided tour of eleven historic buildings in Downtown Lake Wales. The “app” is free to download – simply search for the Florida Stories “app” in iTunes or Google Play to access the Lake Wales Walking Tour.


Florida Stories’ walking tours allow you to delve behind the scenes of your favorite Florida towns

to learn more about their history, culture, and architecture. You can discover the uniqueness of Florida at your own pace and on your own schedule. Each walking tour is GPS enabled and includes audio narration and photos providing you with engaging content at each tour stop.

Florida Stories is a program developed and sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.