Historic Hernando Preservation Society


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Brooksville Raid


The Hernando Historical Museum Assoc., Inc. and North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, Inc. present the 38th Annual Brooksville Raid Reenactment, Jan 20 & 21, 2018.  This reenactment is a re-creation of a Civil War battle that happened in Hernando County in July of l864. 

The Raid is held the 3rd weekend in January every year.  It the largest Civil War reenactment in Florida with over 1500 reenactors and their families.  There will be 28 cannons, 60 horses, and over 50 sutlers.

The public is invited to tour, at no additional charge, the authentic confederate and union camps and actually see how they lived and what it was like during the Civil War.  

Location: Sandhill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL

Saturday January 20, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday January 21 from 9 am to 4:30 pm

For more info visit

February Guest Speaker: THE CIVIL WAR IN FLORIDA

Join 5th generation Floridian and awarding
winning author Erwin Wunderlich as he
presents The Civil War in Florida
Thursday February 1, 2018
Brooksville City Hall
6:30 pm

Historic Window Repair Workshop at the May-Stringer Museum

Join window restoration experts from Wood Window Makeover in Brooksville, Florida for the 2018 Historic Homes Workshop. Spend a weekend meeting other historic preservation enthusiasts and professionals from around the country. It's an opportunity to get to know and learn from some of the best restoration professionals in the industry during a relaxed, interactive, hands on event. The four course tracks offer a wide range of topics from an introduction to historic windows to advanced repairs and starting a restoration business. Taught by nationally known and local professionals, participants will explore all facets of historic window restoration. From only having opened a window, not repaired one... to business concepts in historic restoration, one of the educational tracks will certainly help you take your restoration abilities to the next level.

The Workshop will take place at the historic May-Stringer House Museum and will result in the restoration of the museum's windows. The museums is located at: 601 Museum Ct., Brooksville, FL 34601.


Friday, February 23rd, 2018       6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Workshop Welcome Reception

Saturday, February 24th, 2018   9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.   Educational Seminars

Sunday, February 25th, 2018      8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Hands on Workshop - Pro's and Joe's, Introduction to Window Restoration

Advanced Workshop: Professional Artisan Series

5 Day Sash Making Course: Monday, February 26th - Friday, March 2nd.   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.

FREE Workshops offered by Historic Hernando Preservation Society:

Time Saturday, February 25
10-11 Designing a Period Kitchen
11-12 Researching Your Home's History
1-2 Choosing Exterior Paint Colors
2-3 Exterior Details

More information and tickets for the workshop can be purchased at:

January Guest Speaker: THE RIDGE MANOR AREA: THEN & NOW

How the Fort King Military Road
Effected the Early & Later Settlements

​Presented by Rick Fraker
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Brooksville City Hall
6:30 pm

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We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month in historic downtown Brooksville at Brooksville City Hall,  201 Howell Ave. Northwest corner of Howell Ave (Main St) and Fort Dade Ave. 

Meetings start at 6:30 pm.


Historic Hernando Preservation Society’s membership empowers us with a strong community voice that allows us to encourage an appreciation for our area's rich heritage. Please join us in preserving and promoting the historic resources that make the historic Hernando County area unique!

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