Author Archives: Jennifer Bush

Polk Proud Quarterly

Did you know that  Florida’s Ace Aviator, Pete Sones, lived in Haines City?  Read the Polk Proud August 2020 quarterly and find out how he organized the Polk County Aviation Association, helped break an air mail record, and later became a base commander for the Civil Air Patrol during the Second World War. If you missed any past issues, check out our online digital archive. 

2020 Polk Pioneers

Each year the Polk County Historical Association honors selected residents who have lived in Polk County for at least 50 years and have contributed to Polk’s history for generations to come. Although we weren’t able to hold our annual Polk Pioneer Luncheon this summer, you will be able to meet our 2020 Pioneers and hear their stories through a virtual celebration later this year. Stay tuned for more information!

Don’t forget your dues

Since the June Polk Pioneer Luncheon was cancelled due to COVID, many of our members missed the opportunity to pay their dues during the Annual Business Meeting. If you haven’t yet paid your dues for the 2020-21 year, click here for membership levels and mailing address. Not a member?  We invite you to join our efforts to preserve and promote Polk County history!   Membership information >>