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Citrus County Historical Society

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Friendly Reminder - Come and Join Us at the 10th Annual African American  Read-In

Scholarship/award opportunities opened to all Citrus County 10th and 11th students

The Inverness Cultural Heritage Council, a dba of the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc., will be providing up to three $350 scholarships for Citrus County 10th and 11th grade students to attend this summer’s University of Florida CPET program on Humanities and the Sunshine State: Florida Water Stories. 

Humanities and the Sunshine State is a one-week residential academic program for high school students entering their junior or senior year.  Organized by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere in collaboration with the Center for Precollegiate Education and Training at the University of Florida, this program will provide selected high school students with a meaningful college experience that capitalizes upon the unique history and environment of North Central Florida.  Social and leadership development activities provide a well-rounded and fun experience for participants. The program is the week of Sunday, June 12 to Saturday, June 18, 2017.

Students should go to the following website: http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/students/2017-program-application-information/, complete the appropriate application with essay and parent consent, and send a copy of application and essay to the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum at 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450, in addition to sending to UF.  The deadline is March 17th so go online today to get your application in.  Please direct questions to 352.341.6436 or katherine.turner@citrusbocc.com.


Only Six Days Left to Visit this Exhibition - Closes Monday, February 27th!

In honor of Black History Month, the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum presents the Civil Rights in the Sunshine State exhibit. On loan from the Muesum of Florida History in Tallahassee, this ground-breaking curated collection of historical narratives, archival images and video, oral histories, and interactive components was produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and is one of the first attempts to view the Florida civil rights movement through a statewide lens. 

The exhibit looks at the struggle of African Americans for equality in Florida from the end of Reconstruction (1877) through the 1970s. It examines the deep history of black activism in the state and reveals the multi-generational effort of men and women whose courage and sacrifice ended centuries of institutionalized racism. 

Civil Rights in the Sunshine State is open at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum through the end of February. Come in Monday - Friday between 10 & 4 to explore the exhibit in two of our three downstairs galleries and hallways. 



Check out the below links for fun, interesting, and educational events and activities! 

discovercrystalriverfl.com - And the surrounding communities of Homosassa, Inverness and Floral City

NatureCoaster.com - What's happening now in Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties

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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