• October Guest Speaker Jim McAlister: Great Florida Cattle Drive

    HHPS is please to bring you Mr. James P. McAlister as our October Guest Speaker. Mr. McAlister will tell us about the QUINCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION of the GREAT FLORIDA CATTLE DRIVE. The Great Florida Cattle Drive 2022 will be held December 4 – 10th, with 500 participants helping take 1000 head of cattle through some of the last “Old Florida” style…

  • September HHPS Meeting & Speaker

    The HHPS will host its monthly business meeting at 6 pm at Brooksville City Hall on Thursday, September 1. Immediately following we will welcome board member Doug Davis as the guest speaker at 7 pm. Mr. Davis will speak on the Genesis of the Seminole Nation. He will focus on how they ended up in Hernando County and the significance…

  • June Guest Speaker

    Join us to hear how Hernando County responded to and was impacted by WWII by historian Ross Lamoreaux. Thursday June 2 Business meeting 6 pm, Guest Speaker starts at 7 pm Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL Free and open tot eh public

  • February Guest Speaker: Andrea Read

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Andrea Read as the February Guest Speaker. Ms. Read will talk about the work of her “In With the Old” committee that has created a new interactive online history tour of downtown Brooksville called Tour BVL. Thursday, February 3, 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Avenue Tour BVL: Brooksville’s…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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…