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Our Living Heritage

Hernando County

Centrally located in Brooksville, Florida
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May Stringer House
601 Museum Ct.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: 352-799-0129

Email: info@hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com

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Upcoming Events

One Room School House

Brick Paver ProgramPersonalized Paver Program

Want to honor a deceased (or living) relative or friend, or celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or special date or accomplishment? The Countryman Family One Room School  (sponsored by the Hernando Heritage Museum Assn.) has started an on going program to do just that. We are selling engraved bricks pavers that will be personalized to your specifications. This is a forever gift as the pavers have a lifetime guarantee. They will be placed around the flagpole in front of the one room school at 66 Russell St., Brooksville.  Cost is $50.00.  Forms for engraving can be obtained at the one room school or at the Heritage Museum at 601 Museum Ct., Brooksville

For Information, Call Gretchen Countryman @ 352-597-1064 or Heritage Museum @ 352-799-0129.

Complete the form and mail along with your check to:
Hernando Historical Museum Assoc.
C/O Brick Paver
601 Museum Ct.
Brooksville FL 34601

The ground breaking occurred on
January 3, 2014
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The dedication ceremony was held
December 6, 2014

 

 

66 Russell St., Brooksville
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Hernando County 1843-1945 the First one hundred years of thereabout
By retired educator and local historian, Dr. Roger Landers

Retired educator and local historian, Dr. Roger Landers has published a book Hernando County 1843-1945 the First one hundred years of thereabout. Not a new history of the county, but a collection of family histories, early Florida newspapers articles, original documents, first person narratives, personal recollections and some really great period stories.
Some examples included are:

    • The 1842 letter from Isaac Garrison to the military at Fort Brook (Tampa) detailing the murder of Charlotte Crum by the Seminoles ;
    • The Flood of 1856 that decimated most of the farms and plantation, leaving a foot and a half of sand in many locations;

The 1863 and 1864 raids by Union forcesat Bayport and through Hernando County;

    • The 1877 “dust up” between Sheriff Hop Smith and State Representative Marvel Edwards that resulted in the death  of Edwards.;
    • The establishment of county boundaries following the 1887decision to divide the Hernando into Hernando ,Citrus and Pasco Counties;
    • The 1914 decision by the Board of County Commissioners not to pave several streets with bricks in Brooksville choosinginstead to treat one hundred miles of county roads with sand and oil;
    • The correspondence of the special prosecutor with the Governor office regarding the murder ofCity Attorney Herbert Smithson in 1931;
    • And on a humorous note, When a barber was asked for directions to the men’s room he replied: “Go down the hall to the room with: ‘Gentleman’ over the door, don’t pay any attention to the sign just go on in!”

Hernando County has a rich, vibrant and sometimes humorous, sometimes sad history. This book captures the “back story” of that history.

Available at:

1885 Train Depot
May Stringer House
Amazon.com
$17.95

 

 

 
 
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