Heritage Hall Museum Address:
8394 E Orange Ave
Floral City, Florida 34436
Museum & Country Store Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-2pm
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Citrus County Historical Society Annual Meeting
September 23, 2019
Old Citrus Courthouse Museum, Inverness
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!
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.
Outstanding Project: Floral City Avenue of the Oaks, Marcia Beasley and Frank Peters
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:
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