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Upcoming 2016 Historic Hernando Preservation Society Field Trips

August: Sunday August 28th at 6p.m., croquet match at the May Stringer House. The Hernando Historical Museum Association has invited us to join them for a friendly match of croquet. White linen dress is encouraged. A light picnic supper and beverages…

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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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Member Highlight: Deborah Charlow

By Mary J. Moses

When one meets Deborah, one becomes aware that Deborah, “Debbie”, is a woman who is beautiful, confident and educated. She was born in Bayonne New Jersey, but raised in Point Pleasant on the Jersey Shore. She grew up as a child wh…

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HHPS 2nd Quarter Business Meeting


(Quarterly Business Meeting & Covered Dish)

Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Brooksville, FL

Members Present: (22)

Ken Badgley, JoAnne Peck, Roger Sherman, Da…

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Heraldry: Armorial History and How to Design your own Coat of Arms

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to host Roger Sherman for a hands-on presentation.

Heraldry: Armorial History and how to design your own coat of arms.

Bring a sketch pad and pen if you'd like to participate in the event!

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No July HHPS Meeting

There will be no July meeting of the Historic Hernando Preservation Society. Have a happy and safe 4th and we will see you in August!

Member Highlight: Robert Townsend, Stitched With Love

By: Mary J. Moses

Robert “Bob” Townsend was a remarkable man. Educated at the Chicago School of Design, Bob would live a life of beauty and creativity. Bob opened a decorating studio in New Haven Connecticut in the early 1950’s. A ball was being h…

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2016 3rd Quarter Business Meeting & Live Auction

Historic Hernando Preservation Society will be holding a live auction and pot luck dinner on Thursday, June 2nd at the Brooksville City Hall. There will be a brief business meeting beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. The live auction and pot luck will fo…

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Field Trip to Citrus County Coastal Heritage Museum

June 4th: Citrus County Coastal Heritage Museum. 532 Citrus Ave., Crystal River 34428, 352-257-3870. This is a quaint little museum that offers ideas of a former City Hall/Fire Department/Police Department turned museum. Despite itʼs small size, it h…

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OLD HERNANDO HISTORY ROUNDTABLE is a group of individuals who share a common bond-the history of the “old county” (Hernando, Citrus, & Pasco).  The meetings are quarterly (FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST, NOVEMBER) on the third Thursday of the month.  The info…

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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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Field trip to the Inverness Historic Courthouse

APRIL 8th: Field trip to the Inverness Historic Courthouse. Located at One Courthouse Square, Inverness 34450. 352-341-6429. We will meet at the Inverness Courthouse on Friday, at 11:00 a.m. (The courthouse is not open on the week ends.) The tour tak…

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HHPS 1st Quart Business Meeting 2016

Historic Hernando Preservation Society

1st Quarter Business Meeting 2016

Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Covered Dish Dinner:  6:30 PM

Call to order:    7:15 PM by President Don Moses with Pledge of All…

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HHPS 3rd Quarter 2015 Business Meeting



Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 7:00 PM


WELCOME OF MEMBERS & GUESTS: 7:00 PM President Don Moses welcomed all to th…

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Modern by Tradition: Innovation & the Transformation of Seminole Culture

Presented by Dr. Andrew Frank

Between 1700 and the present, the culture of the Florida Seminoles has remained remarkably connected to its roots while also innovating in dramatic fashion.  This lecture explores this dynamic to show how the Seminole…

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Heritage Day Festival and Historic Home Tour 2016

Heritage Day 2016 will be held on the grounds of the 1885 Train Depot, at 70 Russell Street in Brooksville, February 27th, from 9 a.m.-4p.m. Vendors, demonstrators and artisans will wind their way along the Good Neighbor Trail.  In addition, you …

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HHPS 2016 1st Quarter Business Meeting

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society invites you to attend the 2016 1st Quarter Business Meeting. We will discuss upcoming projects and plans, as well as scheduled speakers.  A potluck supper will follow the meeting. 

  • Date: Thursday, Marc…

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