Historic Hernando Preservation Society


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We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month in historic downtown Brooksville at Brooksville City Hall,  201 Howell Ave. Northwest corner of Howell Ave (Main St) and Fort Dade Ave. 

Meetings start at 6:30 pm.


Historic Hernando Preservation Society’s membership empowers us with a strong community voice that allows us to encourage an appreciation for our area's rich heritage. Please join us!

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April Speaker: Florida Frontier Guard

The HHPS is pleased to welcome the "Florida Frontier Guards" at our April 5th meeting. 

Butch Nipper & Jessee Marshall will talk about the 2nd Seminole War and the men who served as the Florida Frontier Guard, which consisted of roughly 30,000 militia and volunteer troops. 

Thursday, April 5th

Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601

6:30pm - 8:00pm


Dedication for the Historical Marker of Pilaklikaha

Sumter County Historical Society & Dade Battlefield Society


Dedication & Reception

for the 

Historical Marker



“Abraham’s Old Town”

APRIL 10, 2018


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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2018 1st Quarter Business Meeting

Join the HHPS for the 2018 First Quarter Business Meeting to be followed with a Pot Luck Supper. We will discuss upcoming projects and plans, as well as scheduled speakers. All are welcome to attend!

Thursday, March 1st

Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Historic Homes Workshop

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society, in conjunction with Brooksville Main Street and the Brooksville Woman's Club, are offering a Free one-day workshop for owners of historic homes who wish to maintain the historic character of their home. The day consists of four sessions:

  • 10 am Designing a Period Kitchen
  • 11 am Researching Your Home's History
  • noon Lunch
  • 1 pm Choosing Exterior Paint Colors
  • 2 pm Getting the Exterior Details Right

Attend one session of interest, or stay all day. Lunch will be available for purchase. 

  • What: Historic Homes Workshop
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Where: Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S. Main Street, Brooksville, FL
  • Who should attend: Anyone who owns, loves, or works on old homes

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