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 - Fri  9 am - 5 pm

Sat: 10 am - 3 pm

Sun: Closed

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

 


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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.

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     Flickr - Lakelanders have a long history of enjoying food and restaurants have not let them down.  Please enjoy looking through some of these local restaurants, eatery, diners, pubs, cafeterias, sweet and soda shops.

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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.

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    Use the slide bar to unveil what these past Lakeland pictures look like today.


     

     

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    Create your own Personal Family Archive and digitize your old home movies, photos, cassettes, slides & negatives so you can easily share them with family and friends. 

    For information about how to use the lab, please contact fill out our contact form or contact LuAnn Mims 863.834.4269.






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