• May Featured Speaker: Florida Cattle Ranching

    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
  • Chocochatti Update

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society and Gulf Archaeology Research Institute will be meeting with the Brooksville City Council on Monday April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m to present the Research Design for the CHOCOCHATTI project and to gain the approval of City Council to conduct studies on the city’s property.

    If you wish to attend, it would help show support for this archaeological project which will benefit the future of our community. CHOCOCHATTI is a unique historical-cultural resource which must receive our utmost efforts of archaeological research and preservation.

    BROOKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
    MONDAY: April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
    Joseph E. Johnston Council Chambers
    201 Howell Ave. Brooksville, FL 34601

  • April Guest Speaker: Weeki Wachee – City of Mermaids

    Dr. Lu Vickers will cover the history of Weeki Wachee from its very beginnings in 1947. This talk will feature vintage photographs of the mermaids from the earliest days performing silent ballets to the heyday when ABC built them a million dollar theater.

    • Thursday, April 4th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    • Brooksville Womans Club
    • 131 S Main St, Brooksville, FL 34601

    This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Florida Humanities Council partners with community organizations around the state. Support for the Speaker Series is provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

  • Chocochatti Public Meeting

    A very important Public/Community Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall located at 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601. This meeting is open to the public & all residents of the area in order to meet with archaeologists from GARI, Gulf Archaeology Research Institute www.gulfarchaeology.org to learn from you any information that would benefit in understanding CHOCOCHATTI “Red House.” Studies on this Florida Historic Landmark Site will be conducted from 2019-2020. They will also discuss their research design and scope of studies anticipated in the upcoming months. The Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office www.stofthpo.com will also be participating wih GARI in this most important research of Chocochatti. We look forward to seeing you then!

    Please watch the Dedication of the Chocochatti Historic Marker in 2014:

    CHOCOCHATTI MARKER DEDICATION:
    http://hernandocountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/VideoScreen.aspx?MediaID=6514&Frame=None

  • March HHPS Meeting

    Join the HHPS for the 2019 First Quarter Business Meeting to be followed with a Pot Luck Supper. We will discuss upcoming projects and plans, as well as scheduled speakers. All are welcome to attend!

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601

    6:30pm – 8:00pm

  • HHPS February Guest Speaker: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida: State Parks and More

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome David Schmidt, curator of the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum as the February guest speaker. He will present an overview of the CCC in Florida from 1933 until 1942, which had over 70 camps and about 50,000 workers on projects across the state. Enrollees of the CCC planted nearly 3 billion trees to help reforest America; constructed trails, lodges, and related facilities in more than 800 parks nationwide; and upgraded most state parks, updated forest fire fighting methods, and built a network of service buildings and public roadways in remote areas.

    This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Florida Humanities Council partners with community organizations around the state. Support for the Speaker Series is provided by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affair

  • December HHPS Meeting

    Please join us for our 4th quarter business meeting and holiday potluck supper party. We will be holding elections for the 2019 officers and board members and voting on the LeeAnne Shoeman Preservation Award nominees. There will also be a small fundraising auction. Please bring a small, inexpensive wrapped Christmas ornament for a fun gift exchange.

    Thursday, December 6, 6:30 pm

    Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue