• 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…

  • 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…

  • January HHPS Meeting & Guest Speaker

    Join the Historic Hernando Preservation Society as we start 2019 off right with guest speaker Roger Sherman who will talk about period interiors and decorating with antique furniture. While now retired, Mr. Sherman was a state licensed and professional member of ASID, and lectured at Hillsborough Community College on Interior design. Thursday, January 3 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Brooksville City Hall,…

  • November Guest Speaker “Florida History: from Palmetto-Leaves to The Yearling to River of Grass.”

    Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, we are pleased to welcome historian Betty Jean Steinshouer as our November featured speaker. Experience Florida through the milieu of three woman authors, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.  Each wrote a book that put Florida on the map- in 1873, 1938,…

  • The Historic Hernando Preservation Society to host Florida Humanities Speaker Series

    Don’t miss our 2018-2019 Florida Humanities Speaker Series, featuring fascinating programs about Florida’s history, culture, and people. Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the Historic Hernando Preservation Society, this series will showcase four engaging talks and performances, starting in November 2018 and ending in May 2019 . Admission to each is FREE.  All programs will be hosted…

  • October Guest Speaker: “Researching Your Home’s History”

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome historic preservation consultant, Jo-Anne Peck to speak on “Researching Your Home’s History”. Ms. Peck will talk about what to look for, where to look for information and why it is good to know the history of your house or building. The talk is free and open to the public. Thursday, October…

  • HHPS August Meeting & Guest Speaker

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to welcome Mr. Robert Martinez, publisher of Old Brooksville in Photos & Stories, as he presents: “BROOKSVILLE & HERNANDO COUNTY’S FAMOUS VISITORS.” Mr. Martinez will also talk about ways to identify OLD PHOTOGRAPHS. Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Brooksville City Hall, City Council Chambers 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601