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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.

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May Speaker: Indians of Eastern Hernando/Pasco County

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Shane Forrester who will speak on the Indians of Eastern Hernando/ Pasco County.  Shane Forrester has been a local east Pasco/Hernando county resident most all of his life and has served as a hospital administrator for Marion and Hillsborough Counties the last 20 years.  His wife Gayle has been an educator for Pasco County over 30 years.  His interest includes the history of local Prehistoric Native Floridians especially in the East Hernando County area.  Over the past 30 years, Shane and Gayle have been able to obtain local artifacts that they have collected from their properties they have owned.  He has done extensive research on the area and the aboriginals that dwelled in these areas.  

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Brooksville City Hall

April Speaker: Florida Frontier Guard

The HHPS is pleased to welcome the "Florida Frontier Guards" at our April 5th meeting. 

Butch Nipper & Jessee Marshall will talk about the 2nd Seminole War and the men who served as the Florida Frontier Guard, which consisted of roughly 30,000 militia and volunteer troops. 

Thursday, April 5th

Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601

6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Dedication for the Historical Marker of Pilaklikaha

Sumter County Historical Society & Dade Battlefield Society

INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE

Dedication & Reception

for the 

Historical Marker

of

PILAKLIKAHA

“Abraham’s Old Town”

APRIL 10, 2018

DEDICATION CEREMONY 3:00 p.m.

RECEPTION 3:30-5:00 pm

Intersection of SR 471 and CR 567 (aka: Fortune Teller Road; East of 471; Between Webster & Sumterville.

Pilaklikaha was also known as "Abraham's Old Town," named after Abraham, who came to the area after escaping slavery in Pensacola around 1826. Abraham served as a skilled interpreter and the voice of the Seminoles during treaty negotiations with the United States government. He rose to prominence as the counselor for Chief Micanopy, even accompanying him on a diplomatic trip to Washington, D.C. Abraham was later released from service in appreciation for his work. Assuming a connection to the Dade Massacre in 1835, United States Army soldiers, under the command of Brigadier General Abraham Eustis, burned Pilaklikaha to the ground on March 30, 1836, during the second escalation of the Seminole War. All the residents of Abraham's town escaped weeks before its destruction. During the conflict, many native Seminoles and some Black Seminoles, including Abraham, were forcibly relocated to Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma, as part of the "Trail of Tears." Abraham died in Indian Territory sometime after 1870.

For More Information:
karencloud@yahoo.com 

2018 1st Quarter Business Meeting

Join the HHPS for the 2018 First Quarter Business Meeting to be followed with a Pot Luck Supper. We will discuss upcoming projects and plans, as well as scheduled speakers. All are welcome to attend!

Thursday, March 1st

Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601

6:30pm - 8:00pm

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