Historic Hernando Preservation Society

Blog posts April 2016

Honoring Robert Townsend

Historic Hernando Preservation Society was proud to present Marilyn Townsend, widow of Robert N. Townsend, with a Certificate of Appreciation for his work with Historic Preservation.  Marilyn was also presented with a fruit basket.

Robert, …

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Headstone Returns “Home”

When young men Hunter Mello and friend William Lorentsen stumbled upon a headstone in a vacant lot near their home, they had no idea what events would follow.  Since bones were also found near the headstone, local police were called to investigate th…

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Field Trip to Dade Battlefield State Park

May 28th: Dade Battlefield State Park. We will be engaging in a program entitled “Cherokee Leaf Printing and Native Dyes”. The program is between 10:00 a.m.-12:00. It is located at 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, 352-793-4781. Admission is $3.00 per…

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Florida Since 1945

Florida Since 1945

Presented by Steve Noll

Ph.D. University of Florida

Master Lecturer 

In 1940, Florida was a sleepy backwater, with the South’s smallest population.  With WWII, the state changed dramatically.  Looking at the social, te…

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