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Citrus County Historical Society

Welcome to the Citrus County Historical Society

Current Events - A Fall Full of Festivals and Fun Coming Your Way!  The Museum will be closed Thursday through Sunday. But if you would like to help install the trees Around the Square please stop by on Saturday, November 27 at 9:00 a.m. Happy Thanksgiving holiday to all!

INVERNESS - - This holiday season treat yourself to a new exhibition “The Christmas Joy of Girls and Boys – Toys through the Decades” which is now open in the John Murray Davis rotating exhibition gallery. From now through the end of January, this new, fun exhibit will be on display at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in downtown Inverness.

The exhibit, described as a snapshot of toys throughout the decades, features toys and story’s from over 100 years. Playthings expand our imagination and teach us creative and innovative ways. They help kids to learn how to socialize, play, interact, grow and develop self-regulation and control skills.

“Toys have been a part of us since the beginning time and we are so grateful for the outpouring of toys on loan to make this exhibition possible,” Kathy Turner Thompson, Citrus County Historical Resources Manager, said in a statement about the exhibit. A request for toys was made and the response has been incredible. One oldest and most beautiful toy on display is a mid-19th century Civil War era doll. The body is made from leather, human hair, and the head is of porcelain. Our volunteers, members and community at large have been wonderful in loaning to the museum these special family keepsakes for us to share with all.

“Christmas Joy of Girls and Boys – Their Toys through the Decades” is free and open to the public. For large groups, Thompson recommends calling to schedule a tour before the exhibit departs at the end of January. The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum can be reached for more information at (352)341.6436 or e-mail katherine.turner@citrusbocc.com.

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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