• August HHPS Meeting

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall. The meeting will provide updates on local archaeology, history and historic preservation activities around the county as well as current HHPS projects.

    Special Guest Speaker: Ross Lamoreaux

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  • DORWIN SKINNER (May 4, 1945- May 5, 2021)


    We remember a long time member and volunteer of the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, Dorwin Skinner Sr.

    Dorwin Skinner, Sr. was born in Battle Creek Michigan. He was in the US Airforce for 16 years. Worked for the Veterans Administration as a Supervisor in supply. Retired in 1988. Spring Hill resident since 1994. Had one Son, Dorwin Jr.,  deceased 9 years ago and two Daughters presently living in Spring Hill, FL. He has 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and one great great grand child. He passed one day after his 76th birthday on May 5. He loved history, fossils, hot dogs and was an avid fisherman and cook. We remember Dorwin for his kindness, and willingness in volunteering for the preservation society on so many occasions over the years.

    WE’LL MISS YOU DORWIN! -The Historic Hernando Preservation Society

  • HHPS May Meeting/ Guest Speaker

    HHPS is pleased to welcome guest speaker Jo-Anne Peck at the May meeting. She will present a behind the scenes look at the massive historic building relocation project that took place as part of the widening of I-4 through the heart of historic Ybor City. The project spanned decades from planning to implementation and resulted in the rebuilding of a historic neighborhood damaged by the initial construction of Interstate 4 in Tampa. It resulted in the relocation and preservation of more than 64 historic buildings from small, 600 sf casitas to large 2-story commercial masonry buildings.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    • Thursday, May 6, 2021
    • 6:30 pm
    • Brooksville City Hall Council Chambers

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • In Pursuit of Florida’s Paleo Hunters – April Guest Speaker

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Florida Humanities speaker and HHPS board member, David Letasi as the guest speaker for the April 1, 2021 meeting. David Letasi is a Paleontologist and expert formerly with the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa.

    In Pursuit of Florida’s Paleo Hunters

    Travel back into the last Ice Age and learn about Florida’s first people. Discover how they survived climate change and giant predators. Who were the archaeologists that discovered these early hunters’ artifact sites? We will compare the artifacts found here in Florida to those found around North America. Were there people living here before the Clovis Tradition and what is the Solutrean Theory? What was their origin? These controversies will be examined, and actual Paleoindian artifacts studied.

    • Thursday, April 1, 2021
    • 6:30 pm
    • Brooksville City Hall Council Chambers

    This event is free and open to the public.

    COVID GUIDELINES: Social Distancing • Masks Encouraged • Temperature Check Upon Entry

    Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • March and April Meeting Schedule

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host their quarterly business meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall. The meeting will provide updates on local archaeology, history and historic preservation activities around the county. All are welcome to attend. Masks are encouraged.


    In April, the Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Florida Humanities speaker and HHPS board member, David Letasi as the guest speaker for the April 1, 2021 meeting. David Letasi is a Paleontologist and expert formerly with the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa.

    In Pursuit of Florida’s Paleo Hunters

    Travel back into the last Ice Age and learn about Florida’s first people. Discover how they survived climate change and giant predators. Who were the archaeologists that discovered these early hunters’ artifact sites? We will compare the artifacts found here in Florida to those found around North America. Were there people living here before the Clovis Tradition and what is the Solutrean Theory? What was their origin? These controversies will be examined, and actual Paleoindian artifacts studied.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    COVID GUIDELINES: Social Distancing • Masks Encouraged • Temperature Check Upon Entry

    Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Billy the Kid Visits Brooksville

    The Adventures & Times of William H. Cox II, “Billy the Kid”

    WHEN? Thursday, February 4, 2021
    WHERE? Brooksville City Hall
    201 Howell Ave,
    Brooksville, FL 34601
    TIME? 6:30 pm
    FREE: Open to the Public
    William H. Cox II shares his great adventure of living in Lincoln
    County New Mexico in the early 90’s, in the footsteps of William H.
    Bonney, the legendary figure known today as “BILLY THE KID.”

    COVID-19 GUIDELINES:  Social Distancing- Masks Required-Temperature Check Upon Entry

  • 2021 Meeting Schedule

    JANUARY 7, 2021      Thursday @ 6:30 pm         NO MEETING 

    FEBRUARY 4, 2021   Thursday  @ 6:30 pm        SPEAKER “Billy the Kid”

    MARCH 4, 2021          Thursday   @ 6:30 pm        QUARTERLY MEETING

    APRIL 1, 2021              Thursday    @ 6:30 pm        SPEAKER  David Letasi – “Prehistoric Florida”

    MAY 6, 2021                  Thursday    @ 6:30 pm        NO MEETING

    JUNE 3, 2021                 Thursday    @ 6:30 pm      QUARTERLY MEETING

    JULY 1, 2021                   Thursday    @ 6:30 pm       NO MEETING

    AUGUST 5, 2021            Thursday     @ 6:30 pm        TBA

    SEPTEMBER 2, 2021    Thursday     @ 6:30 pm     QUARTERLY MEETING

    OCTOBER 7, 2021          Thursday      @ 6:30 pm     TBA

    NOVEMBER 4, 2021      Thursday      @ 6:30 pm     TBA

    DECEMBER 2, 2021       Thursday      @ 6:30 pm     ANNUAL MEETING