Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. - Sun: Closed
**Access to the Lakeland History Room, outside of the current schedule, is coordinated by Librarian LuAnn Mims.**
The Lakeland History Room collection features a variety of materials—documents, photographs, maps, building plans, audio/visual media, and scrapbooks with specialty items like citrus crate labels, artwork, yearbooks, posters, and postcards. There are also 7000+ images viewable online via our Digital Collection on CONTENTdm.
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Our story begins with you...what better way to tell the many stories of Lakeland and its history, than visually by showcasing highlights from our Digital Collection through Flickr.
Check out our featured album:
Between the two World Wars, Civilian Aviation was a big part of Lakeland's history. Great flying weather, flat surfaces, progressive economy, and a developing culture of "air-mindedness" poised Lakeland to be the center of aviation in Florida between 1920-1940.
Enjoy this photographic stroll through some of our area's magnificent aviation history.
The Lakeland History Room at the Lakeland Public Library has developed a wonderful collection of photographs, documents, books and artifacts that depict the history of Lakeland and surrounding areas.
View the changes that have been made to Lakeland and many of its buildings using History Pin.
Use the slide bar to unveil what these past Lakeland pictures look like today.