• Headstone Returns “Home”

    When young men Hunter Mello and friend William Lorentsen stumbled upon a headstone in a vacant lot near their home, they had no idea what events would follow.  Since bones were also found near the headstone, local police were called to investigate the mystery. They determined the bones were not human, and suggested contacting someone to connect the headstone with its owners. The headstone reads…

  • Historic Sidewalk Dedication

    Contributed by: Mary Moses The day of January 9th may have been dreary and overcast, but the spirit of Historic Hernando Preservation Society was anything but. This day was the culmination of planning and coordinating that would save a piece of history. On September 22, 2014, Don Moses, on behalf of the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, presented the City of Brooksville with a…

  • “Bubble Gum” the Spring Hill Dinosaur

    On Sunday, October 11, HHPS President Don Moses gave a Certificate of Appreciation to Al Madden, owner of Fudge Factory USA on US 19 for his efforts to repair and restore the 22′ tall pink dinosaur on US 19 that helps add a unique flair to our County. The dinosaur was constructed in 1962 as a mascot for the Foxbower…

  • Howell Avenue Historical Sidewalks

    When the Howell Avenue historic sidewalks were slated for removal, Historic Hernando Preservation Society executed a plan.  Don Moses, current president of the organization, wrote a proposal to the City of Brooksville to save a portion of the historic sidewalk.  He began by choosing a section that might be of some significance. Simply walking the sidewalk led to a portion at the corner of Howell and…

  • Mary’s Fish Camp

    Mary’s Fish Camp has been a landmark in Hernando County since 1946.  Situated on the beautiful Mudd River, it creates memories of lazy summer days past.  Four cabins are being restored to provide guests with opportunities to create their own Florida memories.  In addition 17 camp sites will be available for booking. A huge, preserved cast iron sink is situated on the dock to…

  • New DVD of Seminole History in Hernando Available

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to offer an original video production entitled From Creek to Seminole: A Native American Documentary of Chocochatti. Written by HHPS board member Jon Yeager, the video was produced by honor student Leonesse Gagnon. The DVD chronicles the development of early Seminole settlements in the Hernando County area and the current search for the exact location of…

  • New Brooksville History Book

    HERNANDO COUNTY FLORIDA: “One hundred years or thereabout” 1842-1945 by ROGER R. LANDERS Well-known local educator and historian, Dr. Roger R. Landers has just published a fascinating book of first-hand accounts of many of the events which have become a part of Hernando County history, some mythical, some controversial, and many down-right funny. Included are pictures, maps, and illustrations which add to…