Historic Hernando Preservation Society

Field Trips

Tampa Bay History Center Field Trip

Join the Historic Hernando Preservation Society for a group field trip to the Tampa Bay History Center. A special exhibit on display at the History Center now is:  "Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates, and Shipwrecks". Details about the group field trip will be discussed at the June 7 meeting.

Sat Jun 23rd 10:00am - 2:00pm

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HHPS Ybor City Tour/ Field Trip

Following is an outline of our planned walking tour of the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District.

1. We will meet at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 19, 2018 in front of the Fernando Noriega Jr. Palm Avenue Parking Garage, 2010 North 13th Street, Tampa, FL. Participants who wish, may park their vehicles there. The garage is a large modern facility with ample space. Parking fees may be paid with cash or credit card. Tour participants should meet in front of the garage on the corner of Palm A…

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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 farm equipment. Costs for admission is $6 senior, $8 adult, $4 student.

Location: 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City, FL 33523

Date: November 4, 2017

Time: Meet at the admissions entrance at 10 am

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Upcoming Events at the Dade Battlefield State Park

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Field Trip to the Stetson Mansion

Members of Historic Hernando Preservation Society traveled to Stetson Mansion in DeLand Florida. The weather on Friday, December 18 was comfortable, providing just the right formula for a perfect outing.

Arriving at the mansion, members were treated to the beauty of the 1886 gilded age winter home of philanthropist, John B. Stetson. Stetson, of course, was the producer and manufacturer of the iconic Stetson hat. HHPS President Don Moses sported his personal Stetson while attending the t…

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HHPS Field Trip to Stetson Manor

The Stetson Manor field trip will take place on November 18th. The tour starts at 1:30 in Deland, so we will need to leave Brooksville by 10:00 a.m.  The cost is 26.63 cash, and parking is free.  We will need to have RSVP's no later than November 1st so we can solidify the reservations.  The Mansion will be decorated for Christmas, and the owners have promised a stellar tour that lasts between 75-90 minutes in duration.  We strongly recommend that people car pool, and if time permits, we will …

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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 are provided. Please sign up at the August HHPS meeting.

September: Saturday September 24th at 2:00 p.m. Join Historic Hernando Preservation Society Members for a tour of Tarpon Springs. This trip is perfectly coordinated to compliment the hi…

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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 holds a large amount of historical information. After the museum tour, we will have lunch at the River Ranch Bar and Grill, 631 N Citrus Ave., 352-564-0902. Along the same block as the museum and restaurant are many little shops that require further i…

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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 vehicle. You are welcome to wander through the battlefield, and enjoy the local history. We will be joining for lunch at Sonnyʼs Real Pit BBQ located at 2684 WC 48 in Bushnell, 352-569-0200. The restaurant selections in Bushnell are rather limited, …

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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 takes approximately 1.5 hours. They are having local artists in their rotating display area on the date of our visit. This will give members a view as to how historic courthouses are being utilized. We will then join for lunch at Stump Knockers located …

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Historic Hernando Preservation Society’s membership empowers us with a strong community voice that allows us to encourage an appreciation for our area's rich architectural heritage. Please join us in preserving and promoting the historic resources that make the historic Hernando County area unique!

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