When Elvis Came to Town



Citrus County Historical Society

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Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Inverness

Wednesday August 9th at 9:00 a.m. will be the next Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Inverness!!! However, by popular demand it is now SOLD OUT!  These highly entertaining and educational tours are held the second Wednesday morning of each month and since there has been such popularity for them, we are requiring reservations. See below for the telephone number.

Hear stories of early and present-day Inverness as your guide shows you a small town rich with history. Experience the beautiful lakes, parks, and quaint, walkable downtown and its the historic buildings. Even locals will be amazed by what they learn! 

All proceeds benefit the exhibition, programs, and operations of the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. $5.00/per adult, $2.00/per child. For more information or reservations please contact 352-341-6428.

When Elvis Comes to Town


In memory of the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s death, on August 17th we will bring Peter Alden back to perform as Elvis! Peter Alden is from Orlando and has performed his tribute show across the U.S. and internationally. Alden has also performed countless lead roles in both dramas and musicals, but it was while he was involved in the production of “Bye, Bye Birdie” that Peter zeroed in on his calling. The musical focuses on an Elvis-style singer being drafted into the army, leading Peter on his lifelong journey as an Elvis tribute artist! He has worked for years to perfect his performance, in all ways – from vocal stylings to mannerisms; from costuming to stage presence – and fans all over the world who’ve seen his tribute not only appreciate Peter’s talent and dedication, but rank his tribute to Elvis as one of the absolute best in the world!               

The fourth and final concert of the series brings in Valerie Gillespie, who has played alto saxophone professionally since age 14. Over the years she has added to her repertoire, and now plays soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sax, as well as flute, piccolo, and clarinet. Gillespie has played with national icons Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, Joan Rivers, and Ray Charles.

All of these shows are sure to sell out, as have previous summer shows, so call (352) 341-6428 to reserve a seat at $25 per person, which includes light appetizers and a cash beverage station. All proceeds benefit the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council and the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc.’s exhibits, programs, and preservation activities.

Last week before closing of exhibition 

An Exhibit Documentary Project: “Back Roads to Back Home: Finding the Voices of the Sunshine State” will open at the museum on May 1 running through July 31

“These hands of mine have seen a lot of hard work,” Ormond Simmons said. “I don’t believe there’s a man in the state of Florida that’s worked any harder than I have.”

A rancher who once took care of 39,000 acres with 2,600 head of cattle, Simmons is one of the subjects featured in the new documentary exhibit, Back Roads to Back Home: Finding the Voices of the Sunshine State opening on May1 at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum and will run through July 31. For more information of exhibit please click on exhibit tab at the top of page.

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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