• Lee Anne Shoeman Preservation Award 2019 – Now Accepting Applications

    LeeAnne Shoeman was a gifted educator and historian.  She worked tirelessly for the Hernando Historical Museum Association, as well as the Historic Hernando Preservation Society.  Her work on the Bay Port historical marker  project was something she poured her heart and soul into.  She was an individual who strived for historic accuracy, and correctness of the written word.  Her work as an educator at Central High school earned her the respect of her students and colleagues alike.  

    Lee Anne Shoeman Preservation Award

    LeAnne’s life was cut short by tragedy, and a memorial in the essence of the LeeAnne Shoeman Award was created by the Historic Hernando Preservation Society.  The award is presented annually to someone who has contributed to the historic significance of Hernando County, and or contributed to the furthering of historic education of Hernando County.  

    The first award in 2015 was presented to Virginia Jackson, Hernando historian, author, and inspiration to many.  Her name was placed on the LeeAnne Shoeman Award.  The award itself bears the symbol of pen and scroll, a testament to LeAnne’s love of the written word.  The award is housed in City Hall in Brooksville, and a new name plate will be added bearing the name of the current award winner for subsequent years.

    This award should not be presented lightly, as it is a beacon of hope that the work of LeAnne will carry on with those of us who love history and wish to continue the memory of a beloved historian, writer and educator.

    APPLICATION FOR THE LEE-ANNE SHOEMAN

    LeeAnneShoemanAward2020

  • November Business Meeting

    THURSDAY:  November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M. (TOMORROW)
    Brooksville City Hall

    Agenda Items– Nominations for Officers/Board Members for 2020- Membership Renewals for 2020 – LeeAnne Shoeman Award Nominations – Arts Council Grant
    – Upcoming speakers

    *The Smithsonian Hometown Teams Exhibit is closed.

  • October Special Event Reception

    The HHPS will be hosting a Members Only reception in lieu of our regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 3. The reception will be held at the Mining Enrichment Center where we are hosting the Hometown Teams Smithsonian Exhibit and will start at 6 pm. Members will be able to browse the exhibit and local image collections. Special guests will be in attendance. Refreshments will be provided.

    Not a member? You may join at the door. Or sign-up here:

     https://hernandopast.org/membership/

    What: Special Hometown Teams Reception
    Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
    Time: 6 -8 pm
    Location: Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center
                    800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601

  • HHPS September Guest Speaker

    The HHPS is pleased to welcome the new Executive Director of the Brooksville Main Street, Natalie Kahler as our September Guest Speaker. Ms. Kahler will discuss the Main Street program programs and events as well as plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in 2020.

    Brooksville Main Street
    • Thursday, September 5, 2019
    • Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601
    • 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • 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 HHPS monthly meeting at Brookville City Hall August 1st at 6:30 pm.

  • HHPS August Meeting

    The HHPS will have its monthly meeting on August 1st in the City Hall Council Chambers. We will be discussing the coordination of the Garden Grove Historic Marker dedication and the installation of the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street Exhibit. Your input is important.

    • Thursday, August 1, 2019
    • Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601
    • 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • 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 article: https://www.hernandosun.com/article/historic-hernando-preservation-society-hosts-smithsonian-exhibit .

    Sports Photography

    The Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibition examines the many roles that sports play in American society. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. We play on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports. And, if we’re not playing sports, we’re watching them. We sit in the stands and root for the local high school team, or gather on the sidelines and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal.

    Thanks to our never-ending appetite for competition and games, Americans now have a wider selection of sports to play and watch than ever before. Football, baseball, and basketball—America’s traditional hometown sports—share space on our calendars with soccer, hockey, tennis, running, wrestling, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, sailing, and many other sports. What has occurred in our hometowns is nothing less than a sports revolution.

    ALL EVENTS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    OPENING DAY KICKOFF
    Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 10 AM
    Grand Opening of the Smithsonian Exhibit: Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.

    FLORIDA SPORTS HISTORY
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 11 AM
    ”It’s Not Just Fun & Games” with Steve Noll of the University of Florida.

    THE EARLY HISTORY OF HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS
    Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 11 AM
    “The Teams, the Stories, the Legends” with Bob Martinez of Old Brooksville in Photos & Stories.

    SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 11 AM
    “Through the Lens, Images from the Sidelines” with Joe DiCristofalo of
    HernandoSport.com.

    HERNANDO YOUTH LEAGUE DAY: SHAPING LIVES THROUGH SPORTS
    Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 11 AM
    Roundtable discussion with coaches, players and parents on the importance of youth league sports.

    The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to partner with the City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Florida Humanities Council.

  • Garden Grove Historic Marker Dedication

    Please join the HHPS on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10 am to dedicate the new historic marker commemorating the planned community of Garden Grove. We will meet at the First Baptist Church of Garden Grove located at 18131 Stromberg Avenue, Brooksville.