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For immediate release - August 1, 2005

New History Channel show features Lake County attraction

TAVARES — The premiere of “Weird U.S.”, airing tonight on the History Channel at 10 p.m., will feature one of Lake County’s oldest and more popular attractions, the Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont.

The Presidents Hall of Fame, located at 123 N. U.S. Highway 27, near the corner of U.S. Highway 27 and State Road 50, next to the Citrus Tower, features White House displays that span 200 years and a 60-foot miniature replica of the White House, which has been viewed by 45 million people worldwide, including presidents, royalty and first ladies. Visitors to the Lake County-attraction can peek into the rooms and grounds of the miniature 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., where one inch of the model is equal to one foot of the full-scale White House, as it looks today.

The miniature White House is but a sample of the weird displays that earned the Presidents Hall of Fame a spot on the new one-hour show that airs every Monday at 10 p.m. for the next six weeks. According to the “Weird U.S.” Web site, the show is based on the best-selling book of the same name, and is a “deliciously demented weekly tour of offbeat American history.” In each episode, hosts Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran scour the country in search of the bizarre, the unexplained and the really strange historical stories that never got into the history books, because, as they say, ‘history is full of weirdos.’

The national limelight is nothing new for the Presidents Hall of Fame. Besides regular visits from Presidents and other distinguished guests, the attraction will also be spotlighted on the Discovery Channel and again on the History Channel this fall.

For more information about the Presidents Hall of Fame, call (352) 394-2836, or for more information about visiting Lake County log on to www.lakecountyfl.com or call (800) 430-LAKE.


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Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445

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