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August 20: Music at the Museum

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One Courthouse Square
Inverness, Florida

Summer Concert - Charlie C & Remember This Band

Thursday, August 20th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00)
Admission: $10/per person, cash beverages

Contact: Carle McKenzie Email: Phone: 352-341-6428

Charlie C and The Remember This Band (rememberthisband.com) will perform August 20. You may have seen them perform in Citrus County, and this five-piece group will show their 60s and 70s repertoire at the museum. They are a variety band, and will play oldies, favorites, and recent releases. What: Charlie C "Remember This Band" Where: at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum/Downtown Inverness on the Square.

The Clock ‘n Tower Museum Store is now open and in expanded space. We carry books, toys and gifts for all ages as well as pottery created by local artist Lee Partin.

To join the Historical Society, or to make reservations please call, 352-341-6427 

2015 Trips to the Rays Ballgames are Back!

raysThe 2015 Rays Baseball Trips, Sponsored by the Senior Foundation of Citrus County are back. Tickets are $50 each and include round-trip transportation via a Chartered Bus from the Citrus County Resource Center in Lecanto to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. All proceeds benefit Citrus County's seniors. To reserve your tickets, or for additional information, call 527-5900.

 

 

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum Opens New Traveling Exhibition

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One Courthouse Square
Inverness, Florida

The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum will open a new traveling exhibition “The Art of Uncle Monday and Other Florida Tales” on Tuesday, August 4 and will be on display through the end of October in the John Murray Davis Rotating Gallery at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. This visiting exhibition features framed prints of illustrations by Kitty Kitson Petterson for Dr. Kristin G. Congdon’s book Uncle Monday and Other Florida Tales. The artwork is on loan from the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee.

Few states can boast the diversity of cultures that created Florida and its folktales. The tales go back over 100 years and draw mainly from the Cracker, African American, and Seminole cultures. Large, full-page illustrations vividly express the humor and poignancy so often found in folklore. Congdon’s book has garnered two major awards and is now a Florida folklore classic. Also on display is a collection of classic children’s pop-up books to supplement Petterson’s artworks.

Kathryn Kitson Petterson followed her husband to Saudi Arabia, London, and Kuwait for his career, raising two children in the process. In Saudi Arabia, which did not permit free expression of art, especially by women, she started an art organization that still thrives today. In Orlando, Petterson founded a gallery, taught college art classes, made posters, and illustrated children's books. Her images of Martin Luther King were put on buses. In 2001, she passed away at the age of 58 with cancer.

Kristin G. Congdon is Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Central Florida. She has also taught art in a variety of places, including public schools, correctional settings, treatment facilities, and museums. She has published extensively on folk art, community art, multi-cultural art education, and feminism in an effort to celebrate artists who have had little visibility in the art world. She has also been senior editor of Studies in Art Education and The Journal for Research in Art Education and is a principal co-investigator in a project that documents China’s cultural heritage.

For more information about this exhibition, please contact the Heritage Museum at 341-6436.

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