Old Courthouse Museum Summer Activities July-September
The Summer Concert Series continues in its 4th annual season this year and the shows will continue to rock the Courthouse Museum right straight through to September. Sammy Davis, Jr. with Buddy Holly and Connie Francis will perform on Thursday, July 19, then on Thursday, August 16 a Tribute to Elvis with Peter Alden & the Covairs will take place, and lastly in September (date TBA) a Vegas Night with Sinatra, Diamond, & Monroe.
Saturday, September 22 – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eric Flagg will present a free program titled Water: The Life of Florida. Flagg, is co-owner Jellyfish Smack Productions, a documentary film production company and teaches cinematography at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. This event will take place in the second floor courtroom of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in downtown Inverness. The Inverness Cultural Heritage Council, Citrus County Historical Society is partnering with organizations from Save Our Water Week, and this program is for the first Coffee and Conversation Speakers Series. The program is free, but please call 352.341.6428 or go online at https://cchistoricalsocietyshop.com/ to reserve a seat.
We have two new exhibitions on display at the museum including a new permanent exhibit titled Citrus County History, from 1887 to the Present. This exhibition presents what early pioneer life was like on the open Florida frontier, how Citrus County got its name, to a rising economy, the early industries and what made our county what it is today. Included are stories about how war times have impacted our local area, along with locals and legends, including when Elvis came to town.
The traveling exhibition titled “Spanish Conquistadors in Florida” will be on exhibit until August 2018, at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in downtown Inverness on the Square. This exhibition is on loan from one of our sister Museums, the Floral City Heritage Hall and Museum in Floral City. For more information check us out at cccourthouse.org or like and share with your friends our Facebook page.