When Elvis Came to Town


Citrus County Historical Society

Welcome to the Citrus County Historical Society

      Current Events - Florida Elvis Festival

Friday Night Thunder on the Square

Friday, February 20, 2015, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. For a huge vintage car show, a live concert with and “a whole lot a loving going on”!

Elvis in Concert

Saturday, February 21, 2015    

Performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.    

Ticket Prices: $35.00/$25.00

Peter Alden, award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist from Orlando, FL, has been captivating audiences for years. Follow your own dreams at an afternoon or evening concert tribute to Elvis! All proceeds to benefit the historic Citrus County Courthouse and Old Courthouse Heritage Museum.

            Gospel Music and Continental Brunch

            Sunday, February 22, 2015

12:00 Noon  - Historic Citrus County Courthouse
Ticket Price: $25

Join us for some of Elvis’s favorite gospel music, including In the Chapel and Amazing Grace. Seating is limited to the first 120 people.

For more information, call (352) 341-6427 or (352) 341-6428, or visit our website and click on the Elvis image.  Please watch in the local newspaper Citrus County Chronicle at www.chronicleonline.com or go to www.elvisinflorida.com or www.citruscountyhistoricalsociety.org

INVERNESS WALKS – Back by popular demand!

Brought to you by the Citrus County Historical Society, take an escorted walking tour of about 1-1/2 hours of the historical highlights of Inverness. See the new theater coming forth and learn all about historic preservation, as well. This walk includes moderate walking levels. Hear stories about the fascinating history of Inverness, while experiencing the small town charm of our area. What better way to start the winter season, while the weather is nice and cool, and to provide a great stress releaser just before the holidays, as well.
Tour begins at shortly after 10:15 a.m. starting from the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in downtown Inverness to begin the walk. Reservations only are required.
Cost is $5 per person, and $2 per child under 16. All proceeds go directly to the Citrus County Historical Society.
Tours will be held once per month on the third Friday of each month through April 2014, and may be increased in frequency each month depending on interest. Currently, the February tour is booked.
Group size is a maximum of eight persons per tour, and no more than one child under sixteen per adult, making for a maximum of four children under sixteen per tour.
To reserve your place on this first ever tour, please call (352) 341-6428. 

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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