Category Archives: History

Homosassa’s Wildlife Park History featured in March

The history of Homosassa and the Park will be highlighted during the month of March at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Displays on our area’s heritage will exhibited in the Park’s Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center from Tuesday, March 7, 2017 through the end of the month. Special … Continue reading Homosassa’s Wildlife Park History featured in March

Fort Cooper Days to Reenact Second Seminole War Battle 3/11-12

The sound of musket volleys and the smell of gunpowder will greet visitors to Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness as we celebrate Fort Cooper Days on March 11 and 12. Experience Florida’s history…the April 1836 skirmishes of the Second Seminole War on the shores of Lake Holathlikaha. Watch … Continue reading Fort Cooper Days to Reenact Second Seminole War Battle 3/11-12

Discovering San Antonio

Every year, in October, the Rattlesnake Festival is held in San Antonio. I will never forget talking to a friend in Crystal River about the San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival and having her ask why I was going to Texas! I replied that San Antonio was right here in Florida’s Nature Coast and proceeded to explain … Continue reading Discovering San Antonio

Join the Celebration: Brooksville Native American Festival

Learn to build fire the primitive way. Listen to traditional Native American  music. Watch ancient traditional Polynesian dancers. Visit an actual teepee. Shop for authentic handmade native arts and crafts and much more! The Fourth Annual Brooksville Native American Festival is on the horizon, taking place at beautiful Florida Classic Park on February 4 and … Continue reading Join the Celebration: Brooksville Native American Festival

Buy a Brick to Help Friends of Hacienda Hotel

The Friends of the Hacienda Hotel is devoted to celebrating the unique history and culture of the City of New Port Richey, its natural beauty and its many points of interest, including the Historic Hacienda Hotel. In addition, we are dedicated to assisting the New Port Richey community by helping to increase visibility, fostering awareness … Continue reading Buy a Brick to Help Friends of Hacienda Hotel

Have a Blast at the Brooksville Raid

The Hernando Historical Museum Association, Inc. and North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, Inc. are presenting the 37th Annual Brooksville Raid Re-enactment, Jan. 21- 22, 2017 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. This unique event is eye-opening and educational, as well as fun and entertaining. It is promoted as quality family … Continue reading Have a Blast at the Brooksville Raid

Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring the American Workforce Coming to the Pioneer Florida Museum

What would life be like without teachers, doctors or firefighters? Every day Americans are hard at work on farms, factories, in homes or at desks keeping our communities thriving. The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, in cooperation with Florida Humanities Council, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts … Continue reading Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring the American Workforce Coming to the Pioneer Florida Museum

Brooksville’s Founders Week Schedule of Events Oct. 8-15

This year’s City of Brooksville’s Founders’ Week in collaboration with Brooksville Main Street will also feature a wide variety of events, tours and celebrations all week long. In addition to the opening and closing celebrations on October 8 and 15, several businesses and facilities will provide various types of entertainment and activities. For example, the … Continue reading Brooksville’s Founders Week Schedule of Events Oct. 8-15

Video Explains Crystal River Archaeological Park’s Significance

Crystal River Archaeological State Park is one of the most important archaeological places in Florida. Originally investigated by Clarence B. Moore in the early 1900’s, this ancient burial and ceremonial site still presents more questions than answers. This short video by Jeff Hall is well worth watching if you are interested in Florida’s Nature Coast … Continue reading Video Explains Crystal River Archaeological Park’s Significance

Spring Hill’s World Championship Chicken Plucking Contest

Spring Hill first appeared on Hernando County Maps in the mid-1800s along what is today Fort Dade Avenue just north of the community of Wiscon. The modern Spring Hill was founded in 1967 as a planned community,   developed by the Deltona Corporation and built by the Mackle Brothers. The plans for the community are identical … Continue reading Spring Hill’s World Championship Chicken Plucking Contest

Cooking Cracker Cane Syrup

Sugar cane is a tropical perennial grass that has three main varieties – chewing, crystal and syrup. In Central Florida, the sugar cane crop is planted in January and harvested in November. Cane syrup has been a part of the Nature Coast region for generations, with pioneer families in the 1800s and early 1900s traditionally … Continue reading Cooking Cracker Cane Syrup