• August HHPS Meeting

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall. The meeting will provide updates on local archaeology, history and historic preservation activities around the county as well as current HHPS projects.

    Special Guest Speaker: Ross Lamoreaux

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  • HHPS May Meeting/ Guest Speaker

    HHPS is pleased to welcome guest speaker Jo-Anne Peck at the May meeting. She will present a behind the scenes look at the massive historic building relocation project that took place as part of the widening of I-4 through the heart of historic Ybor City. The project spanned decades from planning to implementation and resulted in the rebuilding of a historic neighborhood damaged by the initial construction of Interstate 4 in Tampa. It resulted in the relocation and preservation of more than 64 historic buildings from small, 600 sf casitas to large 2-story commercial masonry buildings.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    • Thursday, May 6, 2021
    • 6:30 pm
    • Brooksville City Hall Council Chambers

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • In Pursuit of Florida’s Paleo Hunters – April Guest Speaker

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Florida Humanities speaker and HHPS board member, David Letasi as the guest speaker for the April 1, 2021 meeting. David Letasi is a Paleontologist and expert formerly with the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa.

    In Pursuit of Florida’s Paleo Hunters

    Travel back into the last Ice Age and learn about Florida’s first people. Discover how they survived climate change and giant predators. Who were the archaeologists that discovered these early hunters’ artifact sites? We will compare the artifacts found here in Florida to those found around North America. Were there people living here before the Clovis Tradition and what is the Solutrean Theory? What was their origin? These controversies will be examined, and actual Paleoindian artifacts studied.

    • Thursday, April 1, 2021
    • 6:30 pm
    • Brooksville City Hall Council Chambers

    This event is free and open to the public.

    COVID GUIDELINES: Social Distancing • Masks Encouraged • Temperature Check Upon Entry

    Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • March and April Meeting Schedule

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society will host their quarterly business meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall. The meeting will provide updates on local archaeology, history and historic preservation activities around the county. All are welcome to attend. Masks are encouraged.


    In April, the Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Florida Humanities speaker and HHPS board member, David Letasi as the guest speaker for the April 1, 2021 meeting. David Letasi is a Paleontologist and expert formerly with the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa.

    In Pursuit of Florida’s Paleo Hunters

    Travel back into the last Ice Age and learn about Florida’s first people. Discover how they survived climate change and giant predators. Who were the archaeologists that discovered these early hunters’ artifact sites? We will compare the artifacts found here in Florida to those found around North America. Were there people living here before the Clovis Tradition and what is the Solutrean Theory? What was their origin? These controversies will be examined, and actual Paleoindian artifacts studied.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    COVID GUIDELINES: Social Distancing • Masks Encouraged • Temperature Check Upon Entry

    Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Billy the Kid Visits Brooksville

    The Adventures & Times of William H. Cox II, “Billy the Kid”

    WHEN? Thursday, February 4, 2021
    WHERE? Brooksville City Hall
    201 Howell Ave,
    Brooksville, FL 34601
    TIME? 6:30 pm
    FREE: Open to the Public
    William H. Cox II 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.”

    COVID-19 GUIDELINES:  Social Distancing- Masks Required-Temperature Check Upon Entry

  • 2021 Meeting Schedule

    JANUARY 7, 2021      Thursday @ 6:30 pm         NO MEETING 

    FEBRUARY 4, 2021   Thursday  @ 6:30 pm        SPEAKER “Billy the Kid”

    MARCH 4, 2021          Thursday   @ 6:30 pm        QUARTERLY MEETING

    APRIL 1, 2021              Thursday    @ 6:30 pm        SPEAKER  David Letasi – “Prehistoric Florida”

    MAY 6, 2021                  Thursday    @ 6:30 pm        NO MEETING

    JUNE 3, 2021                 Thursday    @ 6:30 pm      QUARTERLY MEETING

    JULY 1, 2021                   Thursday    @ 6:30 pm       NO MEETING

    AUGUST 5, 2021            Thursday     @ 6:30 pm        TBA

    SEPTEMBER 2, 2021    Thursday     @ 6:30 pm     QUARTERLY MEETING

    OCTOBER 7, 2021          Thursday      @ 6:30 pm     TBA

    NOVEMBER 4, 2021      Thursday      @ 6:30 pm     TBA

    DECEMBER 2, 2021       Thursday      @ 6:30 pm     ANNUAL MEETING

  • Meeting Schedule Update

    Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus, we have decided to have only one more meeting in 2020.  This meeting will be the ANNUAL MEETING in December, 2020, with time and location to be determined and announced when finalized.  Membership renewals for 2020 will be accepted in our Fall Membership Drive.  We look forward to seeing everyone safely.

  • Florida’s Female Pioneers

    CANCELLED – We Hope to Reschedule

    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
    6:30 pm
    Brooksville Woman's Club
    131 S. Main Street
    Brooksville, FL

    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.