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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 mili…

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Historic Homes Workshop

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society, in conjunction with Brooksville Main Street and the Brooksville Woman's Club, are offering a Free one-day workshop for owners of historic homes who wish to maintain the historic character of their home. The…

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February Guest Speaker: THE CIVIL WAR IN FLORIDA

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
Dr. Erwin Wund…

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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 happene…

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

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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Brooksville Woman's Club Open House

Christmas Activities in Historic Downtown Brooksville

November Guest Speaker: Richloam General Store

RICHLOAM GENERAL STORE
Historic Hernando Preservation Society
Special Speaker Presentation: Eric Burkes
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:30PM
Brooksville City Hall
201 Howell Ave, Brooksville 34601

Richloam General Store was built and found…

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Founders Week 2017

Come celebrate the City of Brooksville's 161st Anniversary! The festivities begin October 14 with a pet parade, games, downtown market, movie and more and concludes October 21 with an unforgettable downtown bash.

 

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Centralia Marker Dedication Ceremony

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society unveiled the newest historic marker this past Saturday, commemorating the historic sawmill town of Centralia. Here's some highlights:

Setting up for the dedication ceremony

Setting up for the dedication ceremony. 

The event program

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October Meeting Guest Speaker

"Preservation 101"
October 5, 2017 Meeting
Thursday @ 6:30 pm
​Brooksville City Hall, Council Chambers
201 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL
The HHPS is pleased to welcome HHPS board member Jo-Anne Peck as the October guest speaker to provi…

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Field Trip to the Florida Pioneer Museum

Join the HHPS for a fun day at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village.  The museum complex includes Overstreet House, a one-room schoolhouse, a church, a train depot, a train engine, and a museum exhibition of tools, household items, antiques and far…

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Town of Centralia Historic Marker Dedication Ceremony

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will dedicate a State Historical Marker near Centralia Road and Commercial Way in Hernando County on Saturday, September 23rd @ 10 AM.  Centralia was a large logging and mill town which existed in Hernando C…

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August Guest Speaker and Auction

"Antique Furniture in Interior Design"
AUGUST 3, 2017 Meeting
Thursday @6:30 pm
​Brooksville Mining Association Enrichment Center
800 John Gary Grubbs Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
The HHPS is pleased to welcome Roger Carlton Sherman, forme…

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July HHPS Meeting

There will be no Historic Hernando Preservation Society meeting in July. The next meeting will be August 3rd, which will feature an our 3rd Antiques Auction. Each previous auction has been a blast, so we expect no less this time.

Auction Items to …

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Portrayal of an Irish Soldier from the 1830’s

Last Thursday evening, Steve Rinck entered City Hall dressed in the uniform of an infantry soldier of the 1830’s.  He carried a trunk holding personal items a soldier of that era would value.  Then he spoke in an Irish accent that drew people into th…

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June HHPS Speaker: Steve Rinck

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society it pleased to welcome HHPS member Steve Rinck as our guest speaker at the June 2017 meeting. Mr. Rinck will portray the character of Paddington McCormick, an Irish immigrant who joined the U.S. Infrantry in …

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Collector's Day at the Tampa Bay History Center

Do you have a prized personal collection of items that you would like to share with others? If so, the Tampa Bay History Center invites you to be a part of Collectors Day 2017! The purpose of this event is to showcase the role that objects have in ou…

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April 2017 Guest Speaker

Rick Fraker: HISTORIC CEMETERIES OF EASTERN HERNANDO COUNTY
 
The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Rick Fraker, resident of Ridge Manor who will present the background, development, and current status of two histori…

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March 2017 Guest Speaker

HHPS Guest Speaker Barbara Clark

NATIVE PLANTS, NATIVE PEOPLE

Barbara Clark, Registered Professional Archaeologist with the Florida Public Archaeogy Network (FPAN) North Central Regional Director, will discuss how plants have been used …

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