When Elvis Came to Town


Citrus County Historical Society

Welcome to the Citrus County Historical Society

Current Events - 

  INVERNESS WALKS – Back by popular demand!

Beginning Friday, December 19, 2014, and 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.

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. 

New Music at the Museum concert, begins with Bing!

What is an African Seminole singer/songwriter?  Have you ever seen an Appalachian mountain dulcimer?  The answer to these questions may be found on January 15 at the Historic Courthouse Museum’s concert featuring Butch Futch.

Mr. Futch is known for his easygoing way with audiences and promises to entertain the crowd with his blended folk and pop music.  Come and hear this unique tenor sing and play the dulcimer, a Native American flute, ukulele and drums.  Check him out at www.darkstudios.com then buy your tickets and join the crowd at the courthouse, by calling 352.341.6427.

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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