About Us

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The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to support and encourage ongoing interest and research relating to the history of the original Hernando County, Florida, including aspects of Archaeology, Architecture and Culture of current day Hernando, Citrus and Pasco Counties.

We invite you to attend our monthly meetings…

We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month in historic downtown Brooksville at the Brooksville City Hall,  201 Howell Ave. At the northwest corner of Howell Ave (Main St) and Fort Dade Ave.

Meetings start at 6:30 pm.

Contact us at:

Historic Hernando Preservation Society, Inc.
P.O.Box 1925
Brooksville, Florida  34605

Email us at: hernandopreservation@gmail.com

Webmaster Contact at:  admin@hernandopast.org

Officers & Directors 2020

President

Tommy Blackmon

Vice Pres

David Letasi

Secretary

Jon Yeager

Treasurer

Jan Knowles

Directors

Deborah Charlow

Jo-Anne Peck

Susan Russo

Beverly Nuccio

Standing Committees

Archaeology:  Dave Letasi, Chair

  • Archaeological Site Identification & Preservation
  • Cemetery Documentation & Preservation
  • Hope Hill Archaeological Site
  • Chocochatti Research

Historic Architecture:  Jo-Anne Peck, Chair

  • Documentation
  • Walking Tours
  • Home Tours
  • House Plaques

Historical Signage & Plaques: Jon Yeager, Chair jdyeager94@gmail.com

  • Florida State Markers

Outreach: Vickie Jimmerson, Chair

  • Membership
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Coordination with other organizations

Field Trips: Bev Nuccio, Sue Russo, Co-Chairs

Special Events: ,

  • Heritage Day
  • Founders Week Events

Grant writing: ,

Administration: , Chair

Website Maintenance: Jo-Anne Peck

Advisors

HDR Environmental

Barry Wharton, Environmental Historian & Cultural Resources Specialist


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Dr. Brent Weisman, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology

Meg Stack, M.A., RPA, Doctoral Student, Applied Anthropology


THE SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA

Dr. Paul Backhouse, Ph.D., Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Director & Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

Willie Johns, Tribal Historian


FLORIDA PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY NETWORK  (F.P.A.N.)
Jeff Moates, Director
Nigel Rudolph, Outreach


GULF ARCHAEOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (G.A.R.I.)
Gary Ellis

Become a Member

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 heritage. Please join us!


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