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Citrus County Historical Society

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Summer Concert Series sponsored in part by the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council 

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Inverness Cultural Heritage Council announces first summer concert of the summer series at The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum!  Dino, Sammy, Frank, go back in time with the Central Florida Rat Pack!

Tickets on sale now for the first summer concert on Thursday, June 16 hosted by the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers and cash bar.

The Central Florida Rat Pack, a Tribute to Frank, Sammy and Dean, have been entertaining fans all over Florida and the United States, paying tribute to some of the greatest performers of our time!

Frank Sinatra played by Armando Diaz, born in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up with the music of Frank Sinatra echoing throughout his neighborhood. This left him with an enduring connection to the man and his music.

Sammy Davis, Jr. played by Steve Roman, born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in the Bronx and Manhattan. Steve started singing at the age of 14, by the time he was 16 he was in a Merengue band which landed him in a famous international salsa band called, “Orquesta Lucas.”  His dream to recreate the “Rat Pack” came true in 2002 when he met two talented individuals, Armando Diaz and Felix J. Deneau, Jr.

Dean Martin played by Felix J. Deneau, Jr. grew up with such television favorites as, The Ed Sullivan Show, the Jackie Gleason Show, and of course, The Dean Martin Show. He collected almost all of Dean’s albums of the time and would practice impersonating him on his record player. On a memorable visit to one of Dean Martin’s shows at MGM Grand, he was able to accompany Dean onstage and perform his impersonation of him. Dean was amazed at his talent and said, “that’s pretty damn good kid.”

The Inverness Cultural Heritage Council is a dba of the Citrus County Historical Society (a not for profit corporation) who asks you to support and or sponsor this performance series. All proceeds benefit the ICHC and the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. exhibitions and programs, which is all in furtherance of culture and heritage in Inverness.

Mark your calendars and call now at 352-341-6428 to reserve your seats.  When you call, ask about our July and August concerts, a superb lineup you won’t want to miss!

The latest exhibition in the John Murray Davis Rotating Exhibit Gallery - You Are What You Wear

Exhibit on Display through the end of June!

INVERNESS - - The current exhibition on display in the traveling/rotating gallery at the Museum titled, You Are What You Wear is a lighthearted look back in time, using clothing as a story-telling medium. This exhibition showcases photographs and artifacts, many of which have never been seen on display. We hope you all share in the please we have gained in putting this exhibit together. While a majority of the items on display are from our own collection, this exhibition would not have been possible without the generous support of many community members. The exhibition and program team at the Museum hopes you will gain appreciation of the value that our collection has in preserving this very important part of Citrus County history.  

For large groups, Thompson recommends calling to schedule a tour. The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum can be reached for more information at (352)341.6436 or e-mail katherine.turner@citrusbocc.com.

Summer Things to Do!  Kids Have Fun At The Museum, too!

Museum visitor learning to ride and making a stop at his favorite museum too!


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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