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The Summer Concert Series at the Museum Only has only one show left to finish out the season!  

The fourth and final concert of the series brings in Valerie Gillespie, who has played alto saxophone professionally since age 14. Over the years she has added to her repertoire, and now plays soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sax, as well as flute, piccolo, and clarinet. Gillespie has played with national icons Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, Joan Rivers, and Ray Charles.
All of these shows are sure to sell out, as have previous summer shows, so call (352) 341-6428 to reserve a seat at $25 per person, which includes light appetizers and a cash beverage station. All proceeds benefit the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council and the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc.’s exhibits, programs, and preservation activities.
 
Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Inverness

Inverness Walks!

Wednesday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m. will be the next Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Inverness! It is almost sold at so call today to reserve your space.There are still 10 spots available.  These highly entertaining and educational tours are held the second Wednesday morning of each month and since there has been such enthusiasm for them, we are requiring reservations. We are now taking reservations for the September 13th tour; see below for contact information.
 
Hear stories of early and present-day Inverness as your guide shows you a small town rich with history. Experience the beautiful lakes, parks, and quaint, walkable downtown and its the historic buildings. Even locals will be amazed by what they learn! Preferred limit no more than 15.
 
All proceeds benefit the exhibition, programs, and operations of the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. $5.00/per adult, $2.00/per child. For more information and reservations, please contact 352-341-6428.
 
The Lure of Florida Fishing: a new traveling exhibition opening at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in Inverness
 
Beginning on Friday, August 4, in the John Murray Davis rotating exhibit gallery area will be an exhibition called The Lure of Florida Fishing,  from the Florida Museum of History in Tallahassee. Fishing is one of the largest participant sports in the world, and with over 600 species in Florida there are many chances for locals and visitors alike to pursue this popular pastime. This exhibition chronicles the rise of recreational fishing from the late 19th century through the Golden Age of angling in the 1950s. This amazing story of fishing in Florida is interpreted by the use of historic photographs, artifacts, and four framed reproduced fish replicas including tarpon, bass, sailfish, and dolphin fish.  The Museum is opened Monday through Friday9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., it is free and open to the public, with donations always accepted and appreciated.
 
The Lure of Lake Henderson Fishing Tournament
 
In conjunction with the Lure of Florida Fishing exhibition, the Hernando Heritage Council, a dba of the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. will be hosting a bass fishing tournament on Saturday, August 26th. Registration is the day of the event. Launch time is at safe light, and weigh-in time is at 3:00 p.m. The registration fee is $40/per boat, 2 people per boat. There will be a captain’s meeting prior to launch. Prizes will be $$$, as well as 50/50 drawings, etc. All proceeds will benefit the restoration and completion of the Historic Hernando School. Call 352.726.8080 for questions and/or additional information.