Welcome to the Citrus County Historical Society
Support your Old Courthouse Heritage Museum during the COVID-19 Shutdown
Important Announcement - Click on Events Tab for upcoming Hybrid Virtual Events
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Peter Alden returns as Elvis
Where: Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450, USA Downtown Inverness on the Square
If you have not seen Peter Alden as Elvis, and his band the Corvairs you have been missing out and now you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Peter Alden of Orlando has performed his tribute show across the country and in many parts of the world including Wales, Beijing, Singapore, Vancouver, and Puerto Rico. Many fans consider him as the "hidden gem" in the Elvis world because of his resistance to singing in contests. Although these contests may help raise the awareness of a rising star, Peter prefers to be seen on stage as a performing artist. His fans appreciate his talent and rank his tribute to Elvis as one of the absolute best in the world. Follow your dreams at an evening concert of Elvis songs and magic in the historic courtroom where Elvis starred in the movie Follow That Dream! You may have seen a lot of Elvis tribute artists lately, but more than likely, not in a venue in west central Florida where Elvis actually stood. Keeping Elvis' memory alive. All proceeds to benefit the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show 7 - 9:00 p.m. Seats are $30/person. Special ticket prices include Peter Alden's "Best of Elvis Songbook "CD for free ($20 -retail value), meet and greet after the show, photo ops and signed photos.
Ways to Help Your Museum
Buy or renew a Membership
Renew or purchase a membership for your family or buy a gift membership for another family. All memberships renewed or purchased during COVID-19 will begin immediately, since the Museum is currently open, following all of the state guidelines for the safety of our visitors. This is a great time to visit and get that undivided small group attention. Please call 352-341-6428 or click here to schedule your visit today. Purchase a membership ONLINE HERE.
As a small non-profit the Old Courthouse House Heritage Museum relies heavily on charitable gifts. Please consider a tax-deductible donation today by clicking HERE.
Important Announcement-Reopening May 20, 2020 by Appointment Only
We are please to announce the reopening of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum and the Citrus County Archives. The museum will be reopening on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by appointment. Please call 352-341-6428 to make reservations.
The museum will be scheduleding tours at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00, Monday through Friday, with special senior tours at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Family tours will be 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
The museum will be under temporary guidelines for the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff. This includes limited occupancy to groups of 6 or less per appointment, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask or face-covering.
Apointments can be scheduled online at https://oldcourthouseheritagemuseum.setmore.com/ or by calling 352-341-6428 during regular business hours.
Any current ticket holders for the Music at the Museum concerts can use their tickets for the rescheduled event, or as a credit toward any future concert in 2020.
The safety of our members, guests, and volunteers are our upmost priority. We will keep everyone appraised of the situation and notified when more information becomes available.
In the meantime, please be safe, practice social distancing, follow CDC guidelines and take care of one another. For updates on the Coronavirus in Florida visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/ for the latest updates from the Florida Department of Health.
Check out some fun and interesting historical videos, photographs, and more on the Facebook icon to the left.
Do You What to help Make Citrus County a Better Place to Live?
“The purpose of the AARP Age-Friendly Communities program is to serve as a catalyst to educate, encourage, promote, and recognize improvements that make cities, towns, and counties more supportive not only of their older residents, but for residents of all ages.”
It is anonymous (only asks zip code and community), but will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
It will be open through 9/30 (but we want to encourage completing by 8/31).
If a citizen wants to do it, but doesn’t have the internet, we can go through the survey via phone and can complete it online for them.
Also, Hard copies will be available if requested.
Contact the main line: 527-5900 and Donna can route the calls.
Check out the below links for fun, interesting, and educational events and activities!
https://www.inverness-fl.gov/ - What's in Inverness
discovercrystalriverfl.com - And the surrounding communities of Homosassa, Inverness and Floral City
NatureCoaster.com - 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." A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state to 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.
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.