Visit Our Country Store

Floral City Heritage Hall Museum “Country Store” had a face lift recently and is now open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Heritage Hall is located in the Floral City Town Center on Orange Avenue, one block east of U.S. Hwy. 41.

The purpose of most museum stores is to raise funds for the museum and its exhibits and to further the knowledge and appreciation of the history and heritage of the area it serves. Read more.

8394 E Orange Ave
Floral City, Florida 34436
in Floral City Town Center
Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-2pm

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Citrus County Historical Society Annual Meeting

September 23, 2019

Old Citrus Courthouse Museum, Inverness

5:30 pm


It's time!

Annual Walk for Alzheimer's 

October 19, 2019

Join us and the Alzheimer's Family Organization on a Scenic and Nostalgic walk through the historic district in Floral City and many more activities!

Check it out and register at https://alzheimersfamily.org/walkaware/


Next Quarterly Meeting

October 29, 2019

7 pm      Floral City Community Building

Watch here for more details!


2019-2020 Officers

Co-chairwomen - Laura Hennings and Terri Hartman

Vice President - Frank Peters

Financial Officer - Janie Stewart

Recording Secretary - Paulette Ritchie

Membership Co-chairwomen - Charla Bauer and Sandra Cross

Steering Committee: Marcia Beasley, Pam Bellman, Bill Covington, Janet Donovan, Harvey Dunn, Ralph Johnson, Bill Metcalfe, Tom Ritchie, Sharon Thompson, Winn Webb

Under the Oaks: Floral City

By Laura Hennings, Chairwoman Floral City Heritage Council


The Floral City Heritage Museum is jumping this summer!

Summer Sessions for students in grades 1-5 were held June 24-28 at the museum. “Galactic Globetrotters” explored topics such as Pre-historic People, Floral City History, and Communities of the Future. The museum partnered with the Floral City Library to provide the programs for the children.

The FCHC Preservation and Restoration committee, the Floral City Garden Club, State Forestry, and homeowners along Orange Avenue are working with the Citrus County Arborist to maintain the health of our historic trees so that they will be here long after we are gone.

We are also partnering with the Florida Public Archeology Network, and need volunteers to help with the cleanup and preservation of our cemeteries.

The Museum’s new director, Bill Metcalfe, along with volunteers, are busy making changes to the museum, our website, and plans for a new exhibit in the fall. The Floral City Heritage Museum, operated entirely by volunteers, is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-2 p.m., at no charge.

As always, I look forward to seeing you under the oaks.


2019 Florida Urban Forestry Council Award Winners

Outstanding Project: Floral City Avenue of the Oaks, Marcia Beasley and Frank Peters

Marcia Beasley, Bill Metcalfe, Frank Peters: Urban Forestry Award for Outstanding Project
Marcia Beasley, Bill Metcalfe, Frank Peters:
Urban Forestry Award for Outstanding Project

Frank Peters and Marcia Beasley have been selected to receive an award as Tree Advocate from the Friends of the Florida Urban Forestry Council.

Three Trees Removed from Canopy

Removal of three Historic Trees along Orange Ave. is the result of the 2018 Tree Survey completed in the Fall of 2018 by Paff Tree Service and Citrus County. The survey is a report on the health and integrity of the Historic Tree Canopy and updates the previous survey completed in 2002. A key part of the survey is to identify each individual tree, diagnose the issues associated with the tree, and develop a plan for the preservation of the tree and its contribution to the canopy. After the 2018 Survey, the Paff arborist placed a numbered metal tag on the road side of each canopy tree near the base to identify the tree. Anyone who would like a copy of the Paff Arborist's Survey Report prepared for Citrus County and Floral City Heritage Council can request one from Charla Bauer.

Of the 107 trees in the Historic Canopy of Trees, three have been designated for removal:

  • 8532 E. Orange Ave (Tree #15)
  • 8860 E. Orange Ave (Tree #48)
  • Aroostook (South)  (Tree #120)

Links to More Floral City Activities 

Floral City Art Gallery & classes

Trailside Bikes

Withlacoochee Rails to Trials Annual Ride-October 6, 2019

The Red Brick Place

Floral City Walking map

Links to Activities nearby Floral City

Citrus County Historical Society

Florida Public Archaelogy Network Area Events

Nature Coaster Activities, Places to Visit, and Events

Citrus County Chronicle Calendar of events

Activities in Area Parks

Valerie Theater Program of Events


Let's get out there! 



Visit Our Museum
8394 E Orange Ave
Floral City, Florida 34436
in Floral City Town Center
Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-2pm

The Floral City Heritage Council serves as an advocate for Florida historic preservation and presents and supports Florida folk-life programs. Established in September 1992 as a local branch of the Citrus County Historical Society we support and promote the Society's mission to preserve and further the knowledge of the history and pre-history of Citrus County, Florida and nearby areas.