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Art Teachers Art Exhibition Opening and Reception
The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum and The Citrus County Historical Society is pleased to announce an exhibit, "ART TEACHER ART". The show will include paintings, drawings, mixed media, printmaking, pottery, and sculptures. The artists all are present or retired art teachers of Citrus County. It will be on display from January 23rd until February 28th. The opening reception will be Wednesday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome to attend.
Annual Meeting of the Citrus County Historical Society - January 31 - 2nd Floor Courthouse of the Historic Citrus County Courthouse
The Citrus County Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting, Friday, January 31 in the courtroom of the Historic Citrus County Courthouse.
A luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the election and installation of officers and directors by Angela Vick, Clerk of Courts and Comptroller. The annual awards will be presented after the installation.
The Annual Meeting is open to all Society members who will vote for the officers and directors. There is no charge to attend the meeting.
For those wanting to have lunch, the cost is $10 a person and is catered by Joe’s Deli and will feature either meat or vegetable lasagna. Reservations are encouraged for the luncheon by calling 341-6427.
A Land Remembered Multimedia Presentation Comes To Inverness in February 5, 2014 - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Few, if any books, have captured the spirit and colorful history of Florida as has Patrick Smith’s beloved novel, A Land Remembered. It has been said many times that people should be issued a copy of A Land Remembered when they cross the Florida state line.
You can see A Land Remembered and Smith’s other books come to life through a truly unique multimedia show his son Rick (Patrick Jr.) produced to explore his father’s colorful life as a writer and the adventures he had on the way to writing those books. You can see his show at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum at One Courthouse Square in Inverness on February 5 at 7:00 PM.
“I describe this as a show, not a talk or a lecture,” Rick says. “It consists of videos, photos, artwork, music and sound effects. I narrate it live throughout. My first goal was to make it entertaining.” Based on comments from audiences, he accomplished that in spades. Most of his shows are a full house and so well attended that they sometimes have to turn people away.
Stephanie Haimes, Director of the W. H. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora, invited Rick to bring his show back a second time, stating, “Because of the interest shown at your presentation here, I want to have it at our Community Building which holds approximately 600 people. I have had a lot of presenters/actors, etc and I have never seen such attentiveness on the part of the audience as we did with your presentation. People stood the whole time and did not complain!”
Julie Henry Matus, Curator of Education at the Tampa Bay History Center said, “We were honored to have you here at the History Center. Your presentation drew a record crowd and we heard nothing but positive feedback from those who attended. It was a great program!”
Rick says his performance is well suited to all age groups. “Just make sure you get there early to get a seat!”
For more information and to view photos and information about the tour see http://alandremembered.com/inverness/ (skip to the month of February). You are invited to “Like” the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ALandRememberedMultimediaTour.
African American Literary Culture Celebrated - 7th Annual African American Read-In to Take Place Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars! The 7th Annual African American Read-In is next month!
Cultural appreciation will be in the air on February 9, 2014 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm, as the 7th Annual African American Read-In takes place at the Learning and Conference Center in Lecanto.
The Read-In will be a celebration of African American artistic and literary achievements. Highlights to be included are readings of work by Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr., and traditional gospel music such as “He’s got the Whole World in His Hands.”
In past years, such as last year, the event has garnered over 230 guests and they enjoyed poetry, short stories, songs, and drama all stemmed from great African American artists and influential figures. And this year is sure to please everyone in the crowd.
After the event guests will be treated to delectable food items, as well as swag bags that will be overflowing with amazing items for them to take home.
Therefore, we ask you to join us for an afternoon of entertainment that will celebrate a plethora of aspects of African American Heritage!
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/citrusaari.
Elvis Rocks Florida 2014 Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:00 Noon Gospel Music and Brunch
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.