Historic Hernando Preservation Society

Blog posts : "Local History"

Richloam General Store Historic Marker Unveiling

Dedication for the Historical Marker of Pilaklikaha

Sumter County Historical Society & Dade Battlefield Society


Dedication & Reception

for the 

Historical Marker



“Abraham’s Old Town”

APRIL 10, 2018



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Centralia History

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society has welcomed Sid Taylor as our guest speaker several times over the years. Most recently, she spoke about the history of the town of Centralia. Centralia was a short-lived but significant sawmill town that s…

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Tarpon Springs to Boom Town

by:  Mary J. Moses

Historic Hernando Preservation Society ventured to Tarpon Springs Saturday, September 24th. The group was there to take in the museums, shops and fabulous food Tarpon Springs had to offer. The trip, in itself, was a nod to the fi…

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Brooksville Main Street Gets Top Recommendation

Exciting news for the Brooksville Vision Foundation’s newest project “the Brooksville Main Street Program”; the program was placed at the top of the list of probable candidates by the Florida Main Street Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to receive a Main St…

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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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Historic Sidewalk Dedication

Contributed by: Mary Moses

The day of January 9th may have been dreary and overcast, but the spirit of Historic Hernando Preservation Society was anything but. This day was the culmination of planning and coordinating that would save a piece of hi…

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Howell Avenue Historical Sidewalks

When the Howell Avenue historic sidewalks were slated for removal, Historic Hernando Preservation Society executed a plan.  Don Moses, current president of the organization, wrote a proposal to the City of Brooksville to save a portion of the histori…

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"Bubble Gum" the Spring Hill Dinosaur

On Sunday, October 11, HHPS President Don Moses gave a Certificate of Appreciation to Al Madden, owner of Fudge Factory USA on US 19 for his efforts to repair and restore the 22' tall pink dinosaur on US 19 that helps add a unique flair to our Co…

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Mary's Fish Camp

Mary’s Fish Camp has been a landmark in Hernando County since 1946.  Situated on the beautiful Mudd River, it creates memories of lazy summer days past.  Four cabins are being restored to provide guests with opportunities to create their own Florida …

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New Brooksville History Book


"One hundred years or thereabout"




Well-known local educator and historian, Dr. Roger R. Landers has just published a fascinating book of first-hand accounts of many of the …

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