601 Museum Court, Brooksville Florida 34601
The Hernando Heritage Museum is located downtown in the circa 1843 Stringer House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum houses over 6,000 antique items, the oldest of which is probably a baby doll thought to be about 200 years old. Another item of interest is the wood mantle in the living room, or parlor, which has been in place since the house was built; most of the wood items were lost and all of the furnishings taken when the house was abandoned in the 1860s and homeless people took it over, burning items for warmth.
Tours of the historic building's furnished rooms are offered which include a Civil War display, a re-created schoolroom, and a collection of period medical equipment. Open Tuesday-Saturday afternoons; school groups admitted free. Located just north of the junction of Hwys 50 & 41.
Other History nearby:
(Apopka) Apopka Historical Society
(Brooksville) Hernando Heritage Museum
(Kissimmee) Medieval Life
(Clermont) National Presidents Hall of Fame
(White Castle) Nottoway Plantation
10/24 Coming to The Brooksville area
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Catfish Festival Crescent City FL April5-6 Since April 1978, the Rotary Club of Crescent City has held its annual 'Catfish Festival the first Saturday of April at Crescent City's Eva Lyon's Park. This massive volunteer effort has one significant purpose: raising money for college/vocational school scholarships for the high school children in our community. After costs are paid, every dollar generated is used for scholarships.
Santa Fe Comm College Spring Arts Festival Gainesville FL April6-7 The festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville and is known for its high quality, unique artwork. It is held in the downtown historic district, nestled amid restored turn-of-the century homes, stately palms and abundant azaleas. More than 130,000 visitors are anticipated each year.
New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest New Smyrna Beach FL April5-7 New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest features world class air shows .....day and night! As well as amazing live music on stage and all of the fun in the Entertainment Theater
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.
UCF Book Festival Orlando FL April13 The UCF Book Festival showcases 60 renowned authors, exhibitors, free book appraisals, special children’s activities and more.