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Citrus County Historical Society

Exhibitions

 Pre- History Gallery

The Brannen Family Gallery of Pre-History houses an exhibition titled, Footsprints in Time. This exhibit takes the visitor back in time, through interactive and educational hands-on components, when the Florida's first Paleo-indians arrived over 12,000 years ago. The Timucuan Indians were the first to come in contact with Hernando de Soto on his quest through Florida as he passed through the Eastern boundaries of Citrus Cuonty. Learn how the Seminole Indians lived and the hardships faced by early pioneers to this area. Originally, this was part of the area that housed the Citrus County Sheriff's office and Citrus County Superintendent of Schools.

 

Local History Gallery

Local History- A second permanent gallery the Mary MacRae Gallery of History houses an exhibition titled, A Long Way Home, which interprets the history of Citrus County from about 1887, at the forming of the county until present. Displayed in this gallery are interpretative panels on the county’s many early industries. Discover the role that Citrus Countians have played in the many wars over the years that have affected Florida and our area. On display is one of the original clock faces from the clocktower, where women volunteered as spotters to look for enemy planes during WWII. These volunteers signed their names on the back of the clock face. Originally, this was part of the area that housed the Citrus County Property Appraiser and Tax Collector offices.

John Murray Davis Traveling Exhibit Gallery

This gallery area has hosted over 45 different exhibitions since the museum reopening in 2000. Beginning Thursday, March 6th a new exhibition titled Florida's  Got the Blues will be on display through the end of May, 2014. The exhibition is being brought to Citrus County from the Florida Museum of History in Tallahassee.

 

 

 

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