ribbon cutting ceremony
2016 Board of  Directors
Heritage Day Festival
 
 

Pictured Front Left to Right  – Virginia Rusk - Vice President; Mary Sheldon – President; Bonnie LeTourneau – Secretary;
  Kathy Vidal – Treasurer; Gary Spurlock – 2nd Vice President;  Board Members - Janet Daniel, Gretchen Countryman,
Ron Daniel, Morgan Trapnell and Mary Waller. Not present were Board Members - Barbara Fay, Kay Lee and Camille Nelson.

In 1980 The Hernando Historical Museum Association leased the house located at 601 Museum Court, Brooksville with an option to buy.  In 1985 the purchase was completed and the May-Stringer House became the first Museum in Brooksville.  Volunteers completely restored the House with the help of Grants to buy the materials.

In 1991 The Hernando Historical Museum Association purchased the 1885 Train Depot along with an acre and a half of land at 70 Russell Street from CSX Railroad for $12,600.00 and restored the building.

The Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse is a new structure built in 2014 and completed January 2015 after fourteen years of fundraising by Museum volunteers, especially Gretchen Countryman.  It is next to the Train depot at 66 Russell Street.

These three Museums are staffed by dedicated volunteers and enjoyed by all.

 
 

GOOD NEIGBOR TRAIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

On Monday, April 18, 2016, The Brooksville Chamber Council Members honored our Past President Ron Daniels and his committee members who have volunteered their time helping to maintain the City of Brooksville.  This Committee is a sub-committee of the City's Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. The purpose of the Committee is to assist in the implementation of the Good Neighbor Trail Management Plan, which includes annual surveying of the site for exotic pest vegetation, animals, natural resources-ecosystem (including a specimen tree survey), and an initial historic resource survey. The Committee will also assist in restoration plan development and design planning for the Good Neighbor Trail Head facilities and hiking and nature trails.

BROOKSVILLE VISION FOUNDATION

On Monday, April 18, 2016, The Brooksville Chamber Council Members honored our Board Member Gretchen Countryman and her committee who have volunteered their time helping to maintain the City of Brooksville.  The Brooksville Vision Foundation encourages quality economic development through organization, promotion, preservation, design, construction and cooperation with the City of Brooksville. Together a community can create a place where we want to live, recreate, shop and enjoy our museums, our park, various activities and festivals.Brooksville will become a desirable location forbusiness and industry to grow and flourish. We want Brooksville to be a place where memories are captured and shared by its residents and its visitors.

 
     
 
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