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 Introducing Amazon Smile for the Citrus County Historical Society!

Online retailer just made chartiable giving to you favorite non-profit organizations a breeze with Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate a portion of all your online purchases-at no cost to you-to the organization of your choosing. Make Citrus County Historical Society your charity today. Click the link below to go to Amazon Smile and instantly find CCHS. The support of the community we serve is vital to the longevity of our organization and to the continuation and development of special events and educational programming for Citrus County. Thank you for your support!


New Exhibition Manatee Mania

Made possible through a grant with the Florida Humanities Council, this interdisciplinary exhibit explores the manatee’s place in our world. Combining myth, biology, history, and economics, this visually-pleasing display will answer all your questions about the gentle giants who inhabit our local waterways and our impact on their survival.

The Florida Manatee has become a symbol of the state and a point of pride, especially in Citrus County. We are home to the Manatee Capital of the World, the only place where people can legally swim with these unique and unusual creatures.  Enjoy swimming with these beautiful creatures at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River and then head over to the west side of the county and learn about their unusual biology, their long history of protection stretching back to the days of English rule, and the newest challenges facing the continued survival of the species.

With a special emphasis on the Citrus County area, the exhibit will open your eyes to issues even some of the biggest manatee fans may not be aware of. Experience “Manatee Mania” like never before.

Due the popularity and high demand of this exhibit, we are extending its stay at the museum through the end of May. Then it will be on its way traveling to other institutions throughout Florida. Come and see us soon!


The Citrus County Historical Society would like to thank all our sponsors and wonderful performers who helped make the 2018-2019 Music at the Museum Series a success!  

Mindy Simmons and her Jazz Trio Wrapped Up a Successful Concert Season on April 18, 2019.

Mindy Simmons and jazz trio had a wonderful performance at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum on Thursday, April 18, 2019. This was the finale show of the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. 2018-2019 Concert Series. Classic jazz singer Peggy Lee was brought to life in the historic courthroom with amazing live jazz musicians making it a fantastic show. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the museum at this enjoyable fundraising concert!


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Check out the below links for fun, interesting, and educational events and activities! - And the surrounding communities of Homosassa, Inverness and Floral City - What's happening now in Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties.

Citrus County Historical Society

The Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. (CCHS, INC.) was originally formed in 1963, and incorporated in 1979. Operating as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, it accepts tax-deductible donation in the active pursuit to "preserve and further the knowledge of the history and pre-history of Citrus County and nearby areas."

Since 1985, the Citrus County Historical Society has been located in The Old 1912 County Courthouse, located at 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida. The historic Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.Call (352) 341-6428 to order historic photographs for your home, office or business. Please consider becoming a member and volunteering with one of our many programs, events or councils. 

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