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 4,2018
800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601
Note the change of venue
The Lee Anne Shoeman Preservation Award is presented annually to a person who as contributed to understanding of the historic significance of Hernando County, and or furthering historic education in Hernando County. It is named in honor of Lee Anne Shoeman, a gifted educator and historian. The award serves as a beacon of hope that the work of Ms. Shoeman will carry on with those of us who love history and wish to continue the memory of a beloved historian, writer and educator. The award is displayed in Brooksville City Hall.
Nominations are due by November 1, 2018.
You may download the form here and mail to:
Historic Hernando Preservation Society
PO Box 1925
Brooksvile, FL 34605
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or you may fill out this online application:
Just added! We will also be having a min-auction at this meeting with proceeds to benefit the historic marker fund.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601
6:30pm – 8:00pm
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
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the story of William H. Cox II, “BILLY THE KID.” He recounts his adventure of 30 years ago when he experienced a life-changing event that found him literally living in the footsteps of the legendary figure of the wild wild West, William H. Bonney, known infamously as “Billy the Kid.” Billy has written an autobiography about his life and adventures entitled: “The Adventures & Times of William H. Cox II, Billy the Kid.”
Thirty years ago, Billy took a road trip to Roswell, New Mexico to learn about the land and history of that place after seeing the movie “Young Guns.” Little did he know he was headed for an experience that would change his personal history and had everybody in the SouthWest saying that New Mexico’s notorious son was back.
As Billy recounts, he was twenty two years old and full of energy. Arriving in Roswell, New Mexico, he stepped off the bus, not knowing where to go. He just went with the direction of the wind. It led him to the Roswell Museum. As he walked into the museum, the historian immediately approached him and said he looked just like “Billy the Kid.” “What is your name?” asked the historian. “Billy,” he replied. The museum historian’s mouth dropped! “We need to get you to Lincoln,” he said, which was about sixty miles from Roswell.
So began his adventure as “Billy the Kid” in Lincoln, New Mexico. Billy the Kid had returned in the person of William H. Cox II, who bore an uncanny likeness to the Kid. Let the Kid tell you the rest of the story in person where he will make his book available and answer questions. You will learn not just about Billy the Kid, you will learn that life is full of adventures and you don’t have to be ordinary, you can be original!
EVENT TIME: SATURDAY, JULY 28 @ 7 P.M.
EVENT LOCATION: 1885 TRAIN DEPOT MUSEUM
70 Russell Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
EVENT COST: $10 RSVP 352-799-4766
(20 seats available)
Join the Historic Hernando Preservation Society for a group field trip to the Tampa Bay History Center. A special exhibit on display at the History Center now is: “Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates, and Shipwrecks“. Details about the group field trip will be discussed at the June 7 meeting.
Sat Jun 23rd 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sumter County Historical Society & Dade Battlefield Society
INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE
Dedication & Reception
“Abraham’s Old Town”
APRIL 10, 2018
DEDICATION CEREMONY 3:00 p.m.
RECEPTION 3:30-5:00 pm
Intersection of SR 471 and CR 567 (aka: Fortune Teller Road; East of 471; Between Webster & Sumterville.
Pilaklikaha was also known as “Abraham’s Old Town,” named after Abraham, who came to the area after escaping slavery in Pensacola around 1826. Abraham served as a skilled interpreter and the voice of the Seminoles during treaty negotiations with the United States government. He rose to prominence as the counselor for Chief Micanopy, even accompanying him on a diplomatic trip to Washington, D.C. Abraham was later released from service in appreciation for his work. Assuming a connection to the Dade Massacre in 1835, United States Army soldiers, under the command of Brigadier General Abraham Eustis, burned Pilaklikaha to the ground on March 30, 1836, during the second escalation of the Seminole War. All the residents of Abraham’s town escaped weeks before its destruction. During the conflict, many native Seminoles and some Black Seminoles, including Abraham, were forcibly relocated to Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma, as part of the “Trail of Tears.” Abraham died in Indian Territory sometime after 1870.
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