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Summer Hiatus is over!! Inverness Walks!

The Walking Tours temporary hiatus is over.  If you are ready to get out and enjoy the nice cool mornings in Inverness now is the time! Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Inverness! These highly entertaining and educational tours are held the second Tuesday morning of each month, and since there has been such enthusiasm for them, we are requiring reservations.  Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (approximately), the next tour being Tuesday, December 10. Please meet at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum.
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! Preferred limit no more than 15. 
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 and reservations, please contact 352-341-6428.
 
Music at the Museum

The Music at the Museum continues on in 2020

 The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum provides great educational opportunities in the community, but we also provide entertainment and fun for residents and visitors alike! This wonderful monthly concert series helps to fund the Citrus County Historical Society's preservation efforts, exhibit design and fabrication, outreach events, school tours, and more!Check out our line-up of performers for some of the best Jazz and Acoustic sounds in the county! Tickets and additional information are available at our online shop!

January 16, 2020: Richard Smith and Julie Adams... An acoustic duo, whom combines world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith and versatile cellist Julie Adams. From Bach to the Beatles is what you can get from this amazing duo. Can you imagine a full orchestra playing in your living room? This is what you get from world renowned finger­style guitarist Richard Smith and his wife, versatile cellist Julie Adams – and they serve so much more. Check out their music at https://richardsmithmusic.com/duo.

February 20, 2020: Greta Pope and the Spaniels: Motown…Pride of the Motor City” Greta Pope is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed entertainer. She has delighted audiences throughout the world, performing styles from Jazz to Opera to Broadway with ease and flair. The Museum is proud to welcome her and the Spaniels to perform all your Motown favorites, including The Supremes, The Temptations, Ike and Tina Turner, Martha and the Vandellas and more. Check Greta out at: https://www.gretapope.com/events

Coffee and Convesations Speaker Series 

Coffee and Conversations Speakers Series continues in January 2020, as the result of a generous grant from the Florida Humanities Council

Please call 352-341-6428 to reserve a free space. This program is funded in part by the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. and the Florida Humanities Council. 

County Then and Now: Neighborhood Snapshots

The Citrus County Historical Society and photographer Rebecca Pujals-Jones are proud to present the first Neighborhood Snapshots photography program at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. The second Thursday of every month from May 2019-December 2019 is your opportunity to delve in the history of Citrus County while participating in a fun, skill-building photography workshop. Sessions are intended for all skill levels. Particpants must be at least 18 years old.

Each two-hour session is $25/person and includes professional instruction, access to Historical Society photo archives and dark room, and supplies for printing. Space is limited to 10 participants per session so please register early-registration by the first of the month is strongly encouraged. Sign-up for all 8 sessions and get a 10% discount on registration fees! Each additional session you attend will provide opportunities to build your photography skills and practice new and old techniques. Activites include sharing old photos for group discussion, digital and dark room photo development/printing, learning preservation and archiving techniques for photographs, go on photo walks and "field trips" throughout the county, and finally, participants will be invited to share their artwork in a new exhibit at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in 2020. Register at our online shop or call 352-341-6428.

The Citrus County Historical Society is calling on all residents and visitors to Citrus County to bring in their historic photographs for digitization during the program. You keep all your original photos of course! Staff and volunteers at the museum will create a digital copy of your photographs to be added to the historic archives and enjoyed by future generations. Any photos of Citrus County between 1850-1970 including county buildings, parks, beaches, monuments, landmarks, past events, festivals, parades, farms, factories, people, and places are welcome! If you have any photographs you would like added to the Citrus County Historical Archives to be preserved for future generations please call 352-341-6428 or email Lindsey G. Hinnrichs at lindsey.gilbert@citrusbocc.com.

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