• 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…

  • Mabel Sims Wins LeeAnne Shoeman Award

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society was pleased to award the Lee Anne Shoeman Preservation Award this year to Brooksville historian Mabel Sims. Mrs. Sims has been instrumental in preserving local history, much of which she has familial ties to. Her ancestors include Black Seminoles, enslaved people brought by early settlers to Brooksville, community founders, and significant community leaders. She has…

  • HHPS January Meeting

    Please join the Historic Hernando Preservation Society for our first business meeting of 2022. We will discuss upcoming speakers, field trips and more for the coming year. Where:   Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.When:     January 6, 2022  @ 6:30pm

  • HHPS Annual Membership Meeting

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host its annual meeting on Thursday, December 16th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Brooksville City Hall. Annual board elections will take place at the meeting as well as the LeeAnne Shoeman Award. All are welcome to attend. Food and beverages will be provided by Hernando Preservation.  Please bring a $5 or less gift for the gift exchange game…

  • Chucochatti: Conflict at the Red Town 1836

    HHPS is pleased to host Sean Norman, Acting Executive Director of the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute as the guest speaker at our monthly meeting. Mr. Norman will talk about the findings from recent local archeological digs at the historic site of Chucochatti. Established in 1767, Chucochatti was among the oldest Seminole villages located in central Florida. Founded by Upper Creek…

  • Florida’s Female Pioneers: Women Who Have Shaped Florida

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to host historian and author Peggy Macdonald at our October 7 monthly meeting. Ms. McDonald will examine some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, a physician who ran the first racially integrated free school in Florida; Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous for writing Uncle Tom’s Cabin who kick-started…