Join the HHPS as we welcome historian and author Peggy Macdonald as she examines some of the women who have shaped Florida.
Florida’s Female Pioneers: Examining 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 Florida’s tourism industry with her 1873 book, Palmetto Leaves; and May Mann Jennings, a suffragist and conservationist who helped establish Royal Palm State Park, which formed the nucleus of Everglades National Park.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Brooksville Woman's Club
131 S. Main Street
Free and open to the public.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Adventures & Times of William H. Cox II “Billy the Kid”
The HHPS is pleased to welcome William H. Cox II as he 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.”
Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Brooksville City Hall Council Chambers
201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL
The HHPS will be hosting a Members Only reception in lieu of our regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 3. The reception will be held at the Mining Enrichment Center where we are hosting the Hometown Teams Smithsonian Exhibit and will start at 6 pm. Members will be able to browse the exhibit and local image collections. Special guests will be in attendance. Refreshments will be provided.
Not a member? You may join at the door. Or sign-up here:
What: Special Hometown Teams Reception
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 6 -8 pm
Location: Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center
800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601
Remember your Little League days? Or sweaty days on the football field?The HHPS is hosting a Smithsonian exhibit this fall in Brooksville about how home team sports have shaped communities and is seeking docents. You don’t need to be a sports expert – just be friendly. Contact Jan at the number below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or better yet, attend the HHPS monthly meeting at Brookville City Hall August 1st at 6:30 pm.
The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to bring a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street Exhibit to Hernando County through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The event runs September 28 to November 9, 2019 at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center located at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, FL. See more in this Hernando Sun article: https://www.hernandosun.com/article/historic-hernando-preservation-society-hosts-smithsonian-exhibit .
The Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibition examines the many roles that sports play in American society. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. We play on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. And, if we’re not playing sports, we’re watching them. We sit in the stands and root for the local high school team, or gather on the sidelines and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal.
Thanks to our never-ending appetite for competition and games, Americans now have a wider selection of sports to play and watch than ever before. Football, baseball, and basketball—America’s traditional hometown sports—share space on our calendars with soccer, hockey, tennis, running, wrestling, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, sailing, and many other sports. What has occurred in our hometowns is nothing less than a sports revolution.
ALL EVENTS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
OPENING DAY KICKOFF
Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 10 AM
Grand Opening of the Smithsonian Exhibit: Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.
FLORIDA SPORTS HISTORY
Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 11 AM
”It’s Not Just Fun & Games” with Steve Noll of the University of Florida.
THE EARLY HISTORY OF HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS
Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 11 AM
“The Teams, the Stories, the Legends” with Bob Martinez of Old Brooksville in Photos & Stories.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 11 AM
“Through the Lens, Images from the Sidelines” with Joe DiCristofalo of
HERNANDO YOUTH LEAGUE DAY: SHAPING LIVES THROUGH SPORTS
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 11 AM
Roundtable discussion with coaches, players and parents on the importance of youth league sports.
The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to partner with the City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Florida Humanities Council.
Please join the HHPS on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10 am to dedicate the new historic marker commemorating the planned community of Garden Grove. We will meet at the First Baptist Church of Garden Grove located at 18131 Stromberg Avenue, Brooksville.
Join the HHPS for our quarterly Business Meeting. We will discuss upcoming projects and plans, as well as scheduled speakers and our upcoming special exhibit. All are welcome to attend!
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Cattle were introduced into the present day United States when Juan Ponce de Leon brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century. You will see and hear all aspects of Florida cattle ranching traditions including material culture such as Cracker cow-whips and unique ranch gate designs, swamp cabbage and other foodways, cowboy church and Cracker cowboy funerals, Seminole ranching past and present, occupational skills such as roping and branding, our vibrant rodeo culture, side-splitting cowboy poetry, feisty cow-dogs, and much more.
- Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:30 pm
- Brooksville Woman’s Club
- 131 S. Main Street, Brooksville, FL