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Citrus County Historical Society

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"Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition” by Florida Folklorist Robert Stone

The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum presents the first Coffee and Conversation Speaker Series Program of the season, featuring Robert Stone, Florida Folklorist, on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00p.m.

Did you know that cattle was introduced into the present day United State when Ponce de Leon, Hernando de Soto and other Spanish explorers brought Spanish cattle to Florida in the 1500s. Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century. You will see and hear all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions including material culture such as Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, our vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs and much more.

This program is hosted by the Citrus County Historical Society in conjunction with the Agriculture Alliance of Citrus County, Florida.  Join us at 7 pm for a free lecture in the inside the second floor courtroom of the historic 1912 Citrus County Courthouse. 

This program is free to the public, for additional information or to reserve your seat, please call, (352) 341-6427. Seating is limited.

Music at the Museum - With Patchouli - get your tickets quickly while seats are still remaining, by calling 352.341.6428                                   

Bruce Hecksel’s astounding guitar technique reminds listeners of The Gypsy Kings, and when blended with fellow musician and vocalist Julie Patchouli, they bring high energy and sweet harmonies to their acoustic repertoire on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cost is $10/per person. Call 352.341.6428 to reserve your seat today! 

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum makes Channel 10 News on "Why do they call it that?"


And, how Elvis saved the courthouse, then and now.
Check out the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum on YouTube Tour below.


Citrus County Historical Society

The Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. (CCHS, INC.) was originally formed in 1963, and incorporated in 1979. Operating as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, it accepts tax-deductible donation in the active pursuit to "preserve and further the knowledge of the history and pre-history of Citrus County and nearby areas."

Since 1985, the Citrus County Historical Society has been located in The Old 1912 County Courthouse, located at 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida. The historic Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.Call (352) 341-6428 to order historic photographs for your home, office or business.Please consider becoming a member and volunteering with one of our many programs, events or councils.



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