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Old Courthouse Heritage Museum Hosts October Events

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 15, 2021

The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, located at 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450, will host a number of fun and informative events during the month of October.

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum Hosts October Events

Inverness Walks

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. Tours begin at 9:30am to 11:30pm. (approximately). The next tour will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:00am. Please meet at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum.

Due to much participant enthusiasm, reservations are required. 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.

Weeki Wachee Springs: City of Mermaids

On Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:00pm, author Lu Vickers will share her research on a topic of local significance: “Weeki Wachee Springs: City of Mermaids.” Lu Vickers has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for fiction for excerpts for a novel in progress. She has also been the recipient of two Florida Book awards and three Florida Individual Artist Fellowships for fiction. In addition to writing “Remembering Paradise Park” (with C. Graham), she has written the novel “Breathing Underwater” and three other Florida history books: “Weeki Wachee, City of Mermaids,” “Cypress Gardens, America’s Tropical Wonderland,” and “Weeki Wachee, Thirty Years of Underwater Photography” with Bonnie Georgiadis.

This program will cover the fascinating history of Weeki Wachee Springs through vintage photographs of the mermaids, from their earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million-dollar theater. When Newt Perry sank a theater into the edge of the spring in 1947, he had no idea his mermaids would become world-famous Florida icons.

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Guests can join in-person at the museum or watch from the comfort of home on the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum YouTube channel. Sign up at www.cccourthouse.org or call (352) 341-6428 for more information.

Old Time Radio

Experience the golden age of radio with a live stage event. This is a family-friendly adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s, “The Canterville Ghost” and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, “The Ghost to Ghost Matter” by the Citrus County Players. Enjoy an evening of comedy, period costumes, sound effects, music and more.

The event will be held at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450 on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. This is a free event; however, registration is required. To register, call (352) 341-6428 or visit www.ccourthouse.org.