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The Citrus County Chronicle Celebrates their 125th Anniversary at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum
125 Years with the Chronicle Grand Opening Gala will be held Thursday, June 13th, 2019, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. This FREE mixer event invites all members of the community to take a tour of the museum and celebrate the Citrus County Chronicle’s contribution to our communities over the years. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and live music while taking a stroll down memory lane as the Citrus County Chronicle, the county’s longest surviving business, shows you through the decades since their inception in 1894. This new exhibit will be on display June through July 2019.
Local newspapers are vital, especially to smaller communities. They capture not only the big events of the nation and world, but the local goings-on that make the places we live so special and dear to us. The exhibit tells the story of the newspaper’s role in our local communities for 125 years, and hopefully, 125 more. Come and honor the Chronicle’s commitment to keeping locals abreast of the news that matters most. See headlines from decades gone by, interesting and quirky local stories, how ads and prices have changed over time, and more.
As times continue to change, many people are getting their news online. Although the Chronicle offers an online version, they still have a wide paper subscription base that provides the pleasure of holding something tangible. This ability to evolve has contributed in part to the long life of the Chronicle. Whether you prefer flipping through the pages of a freshly printed newspaper or swiping through stories on your iPad, the Citrus County Chronicle is there for you.
The opening gala is sponsored in partnership with the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council, a d.b.a. of the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. For more information please contact the museum at 352-341-6428 or email email@example.com
The Inverness Cultural Heritage Council Announces the 2019 Summer Concert Series Line-Up!
Great fun and entertainment!
Discounted Season Tickets Available Now at Our Online Shop!
The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum is a historical gem at the heart of Downtown Inverness. The proud structure has stood for over 100 years, and although the business of the court is no longer transacted here, it is still an important pillar to the community. It is a place of learning, a community space, and of course, an entertainment venue. The fully restored 2nd floor courtroom recalls the majesty of turn-of-the-century architecture and design and provides an intimate and unforgettable setting for fantastic food, cheerful company, and magnificent music.
June 20th, 2019: Blue Hawaii: A Tribute to Elvis with Peter Alden Say hello to summer and spend a tropical evening with Elvis Presley and his dancing hula girls! Exciting music and exotic dances will set the stage for this second-to-none performance of all your favorite Elvis tunes. Grab your favorite Hawaiian shirt and your best gal and get ready for a night that brings the golden age of music alive and pays homage to one of Presley’s most beloved films.
July 18, 2019: A Night with Roy Orbison featuring Brian McCullough See a legend in concert as Brian McCullough brings the impassioned, operatic ballads of Roy to life. It takes a true talent and dedication to pay tribute to such a beloved musician, especially one so well known for his complex, unique, and emotional style. Brian’s vocal talent and spot-on portrayal of Orbison has won him respect from insiders who knew the star both personally and professionally, and acclaim from fans who come to see him again and again.
August 15, 2019: The Divebombers This trio plays the best toe tappin’ foot stompin’, knee slappin’, old school blues, country, and rock’n’roll around. The Divebombers feature guitarist George Worthmore, an inductee of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, veteran bassist Chad Clifford, and guitar whiz-kid Nat Langston. They play the music of George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Elvis, and more with instrumental virtuosity and an irresistible sense of fun.
September 19, 2019: Greta Pope and the Spaniels: Motown…Pride of the Motor City” Greta Pope is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed entertainer. She has delighted audiences throughout the world, performing styles from Jazz to Opera to Broadway with easy and flair. The Museum is proud to welcome her and the Spaniels to perform all your Motown favorites, including The Supremes, The Temptations, Ike and Tina Turner, Martha and the Vandellas and more.
Tickets for the event are $25 per person. Season passes to all four shows are available for the discounted rate of $90 per person. Tickets include after-hours access to the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum exhibits, appetizers, and open tabled seating. A cash bar is available, which helps support fundraising efforts.
The Inverness Cultural Heritage Council, a d.b.a. of the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. (a non-profit organization) asks for your financial support and or sponsorship for this performance series. Proceeds benefit the Inverness Council and the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum exhibitions, educational programming, and scholarships. Partnerships and sponsorships are always available.
For more information, please call 352-341-6428 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, please stop by the Old Courthouse Museum at One Courthouse Square in downtown Inverness for seat reservation and a tour!
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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.