Picturing Women Inventors is a Smithsonian poster exhibit that celebrates the invention accomplishments of both locally and nationally-known women opens March 1 in the lobby of the Polk County Administration Building in Bartow.
Smithsonian Picturing Women Inventors Exhibit
In honor of Women’s History Month, the exhibit explores the inventions of 19 highly accomplished American women including astronauts, computer pioneers, businesswomen, athletes, engineers and teenagers. The exhibit will be on display through March 31.
The exhibit also includes content that features the contributions of women in Polk County who lead, innovate and inspire our communities. Among these great women are Judge Karla Wright, the first Black woman to preside within the 10th Judicial Circuit; and Jennifer Smurr, owner of Born & Bread Bakehouse in Lakeland.
For more information, contact the History Center at 863-534-4386. Additional Women’s History Month videos will be on the Polk County Facebook page.
Polk County History Center
While you’re in Bartow, be sure to visit the historic courthouse near the Polk County Administration Building. Current exhibits include the following:
- The 19th Amendment at 100 Years: a Milestone of Democracy for Women’s Suffrage
- Very Much A Lady: Lifestyle and Fashion of the Proper Woman, 1900 to 1930
The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, and admission is free. We highly recommend Unfiltered Coffee, just across the street.