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Activities at Inverness Old Courthouse Museum for April-May 2018

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on March 29, 2018

On the third Wednesday of each month, guided walking tours of Historic Downtown Inverness are available.  The next entertaining and educational tour will be held on Wednesday, May 16, leaving promptly at 9 a.m. from 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 and quaint, walkable downtown and its historic buildings. Even locals will be amazed by what they learn! Call 352-341-6428 to reserve your space today. All proceeds benefit the exhibition, programs, and operations of the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum.

We are delighted to bring the Orlando-based funky jazz band, the Dave Capp Project, to the Old Courthouse on April 19!  This group that was named the “Best Jazz Act of 2015” by the Orlando Weekly Readers’ Poll.  The band is plays a variety of jazz styles and is comprised of saxophonist Dave Capp who also sings (alto, tenor), vocalist France Neil, Scott Montgomery on keyboards, Rick Nicholson on bass. Check them out below:

and call (352) 341-6428 or email [email protected] for seat reservations!

The series finale on May 17, 2018, is the Southwest Florida acoustical trio of Honey Creepers. The group features the soulful and dynamic vocals of Prana, a brilliant singer songwriter, strings of John R Butler, and musical foundation of Randy Hilderman on bass guitar. They perform nationally and are recording their first original collective album, which includes the award winning Bridge To Sanibel and Delicious, with Special Guests Duncan Brown (former trumpet player for Aretha Franklin and Little Richard), Clay Cropper (former member of KC & The Sunshine Band) and Rick Grooved. Prana, the lead vocalist, is a Detroit native with a sound that was born in the Bayou. As a French Creole, she brings a soulful and dynamic presence to this talented group.

Finally, the last Coffee and Conversation Speakers Series program titled, “Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida”. Carrie Sue Ayvar is a third generation storyteller dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of storytelling. She is the recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Award winner for Service and Leadership, as well as a Chautauqua scholar and Kennedy Center trained Artist in Education. Her performances blend entertainment and education.

At this event, visitors will meet Dr. Anna Darrow (portrayed by Ayvar) who, in 1909, became the 2nd woman doctor licensed in Florida. Darrow braved swampland, alligators, snakes, and outlaw gangs to heal the sick, nurse the wounded, and deliver babies.

Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. is proud to be a Florida Humanities Council (FHC) Speaker Series partner and to, also have the Citrus County Chronicle as a major partner. These talks are made possible by funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

For more information on the Florida Humanities Council, please visit: https://floridahumanities.org/

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