The Lakeland History Room

Formerly Special Collections


Our Collection

The collection consists of an array of materials—documents, photographs, maps, building plans, audio/visual media, and scrapbooks with specialty items like citrus crate labels, artwork, yearbooks, posters and postcards.

In addition to the physical collection, there are over 6,000 images accessible for viewing online via our digital collection.

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Hours:

Mon. Wed. Thur. Fri. - 9 am - 5 pm

Tues. 9 am - 9pm

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed

Lakeland History Room Librarian: LuAnn Mims
Ph: 863.834.4269
Email: luann.mims@lakelandgov.net

 


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    Can't make it to the Lakeland History Room? No problem, we offer over 6,000 images accessible for viewing online via our digital collection provided through CONTENTdm

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     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.


     

     

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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.

    We invite you to share your memories and stories with us!

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    "Out of sight, out of mind" 

    Scroll through the images to see buildings formerly standing in Lakeland but now demolished, removed or changed in such a way that they are now vanished.

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