• 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…

  • HHPS 3rd Quarter Business Meeting

    Please join us for the 3rd quarter business meeting as we update everyone on current and future projects related to archaeology, historic preservation, and more! All are welcome to attend. Thursday, September 2nd 6:30pm – 8:00pm Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601

  • HHPS Featured on WEDU

    HHPS was pleased to be featured on the WEDU PBS July 2021 episode of Up Close with Cathy Unruh. The interview with HHPS board member Jo-Anne Peck was filmed via Zoom, and video crew came to downtown Brooksville to get some lovely footage for the show. The interview also features Architecture Sarasota and the great work they are doing preserving…

  • Garden Grove Historic Marker

    On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the Historic Hernando Preservation Society dedicated Hernando County’s newest historic marker commemorating the planned community of Garden Grove. Made possible by HHPS Board member Roger Sherman, the marker is located on the east side of US 41/ Broad Street, just north of the Spring Hill Drive intersection. GARDEN GROVE MARKER – SIDE ONE Garden Grove…

  • The Stone Age in West-Central Florida

    Florida’s first people began living in this area at least 14,500 years ago. They survived by using our local resources, and most importantly they used stone materials like Chert and flint. Chert and flint is a cryptocrystalline siliceous quartz mineral found in marl clay and limestone. Flint nodules occur as fine particle solution saturating fissured sediment, usually translucent and free…

  • Volunteers Needed

    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 hernandopreservation@gmail.com. Or better yet, attend the…

  • Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

    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…