• October Guest Speaker Jim McAlister: Great Florida Cattle Drive

    HHPS is please to bring you Mr. James P. McAlister as our October Guest Speaker. Mr. McAlister will tell us about the QUINCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION of the GREAT FLORIDA CATTLE DRIVE. The Great Florida Cattle Drive 2022 will be held December 4 – 10th, with 500 participants helping take 1000 head of cattle through some of the last “Old Florida” style…

  • Orphan Trains Program at the 1885 Depot Museum

    The Hernando Heritage Museum is bringing a unique history program about Orphan Trains to Hernando County. The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 250,000 children. The…

  • September HHPS Meeting & Speaker

    The HHPS will host its monthly business meeting at 6 pm at Brooksville City Hall on Thursday, September 1. Immediately following we will welcome board member Doug Davis as the guest speaker at 7 pm. Mr. Davis will speak on the Genesis of the Seminole Nation. He will focus on how they ended up in Hernando County and the significance…

  • No July Meeting

    The HHPS will not be meeting in July. Happy 4th! See the history of the 4th of July here: History of the Fourth of July – Brief History, Early Celebrations & Traditions – HISTORY

  • June Guest Speaker

    Join us to hear how Hernando County responded to and was impacted by WWII by historian Ross Lamoreaux. Thursday June 2 Business meeting 6 pm, Guest Speaker starts at 7 pm Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL Free and open tot eh public

  • April Guest Speaker: Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for your Historic Home

    Please join the Historic Hernando Preservation Society as we welcome board member Jo-Anne Peck as the April Guest Speaker. Ms. Peck is a professional historic preservation consultant that has worked throughout Florida on a variety of projects for over 25 years. She will talk about choosing colors that will be appropriate for your homes architectural style as well as proper…

  • March Guest Speaker – Rober Martinez: Dating Historic Photos

    Join the Historic Hernando Preservation Society in welcoming local historic Robert Martinez as he shows us tips on determining when historic photos were taken. Mr. Martinez is the publisher of “Old Brooksville in Photos and Stories”, which publishes historic photos and memorabilia from Hernando County each month. Mr. Martinez will speak after the HHPS Business Meeting. When: HHPS Business Meeting…

  • February Guest Speaker: Andrea Read

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Andrea Read as the February Guest Speaker. Ms. Read will talk about the work of her “In With the Old” committee that has created a new interactive online history tour of downtown Brooksville called Tour BVL. Thursday, February 3, 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue Tour BVL: Brooksville’s…