Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. Citrus County Historical Society, Inc.
Call UsFind Us

Monthly Events

Summer Hiatus: Inverness Walks!

The Walking Tours are on a temporary hiatus due to the summer heat. We will continue the tours in September 2019. See you then! Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Inverness! These highly entertaining and educational tours are held the third Wednesday morning of each month and since there has been such enthusiasm for them, we are requiring reservations.  
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 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!

Coffee and Convesations Speaker Series 

Coffee and Conversations is going on the road August 3, 2019 to the Historic Hernando School at 2415 N. Florida Avenue, Hernando, FL 34442. Dr. Lorenzo Rossi is a University of Florida researcher and the Plant Root Biologist at the Indian River Research and Education Center. Dr. Rossi's appointment demonstrates the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s commitment to leading the citrus industry in its management of citrus greening while scientists continue their search for a cure for this devastating disease. Dr. Rossi is known for his successful research experiments with fruit crop trees in Florida, Italy, North Carolina, and in Texas, where he evaluated genetic and environmental stresses on roots. Root stress experiments included topics such as drought, salinity, heavy metals, emerging pollutants, and climate change. His work with Florida citrus trees focuses on the tree roots, which are the first part of the tree to show symptoms of huanglongbing, or citrus greening infection. His research program involves field and laboratory experiments using instruments that measure roots and photograph root growth daily.
 
Dr. Rossi will speak on the protective effects of bio-active compounds from oak trees on the citrus greening disease. Guests will also be able to visit a traveling exhibition on the History of the Citrus Industry in Citrus County. 
 
Please call 352-341-6428 or go online at www.cchistoricalsocietyshop.com to reserve a free space. This program is funded in part by the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council and the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. 

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.

Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. on Facebook