Did you know that Hernando County was established in 1843 and included land that later became Pasco and Citrus Counties?
Did you, also, know that you can learn more about Hernando County at the three museums in Brooksville, the May-Stringer House at 601 Museum Court and the 1885 Train Depot at 70 Russell Street and new One Room School House, 66 Russell St.? All buildings are maintained by the Hernando Historical Museum Association and are open for tours .
The May-Stringer House foundation dates from the early 1850s but is Victorian in style and contains 14 room of exhibits including a late nineteenth century dentist office, a military room, a communications room and a Victorian master bedroom. The May-Stringer House is open Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Admission is $5.00. Only the first floor is handicap accessible.
The Train Depot is the original building and many items of pioneer life are on exhibited. The 1925 Fire Engine, the first one the City of Brooksville owned is on display. The Train Depot is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Tours are $5.00 for adults; children 6 to 12 under 6 free. Handicap accessible.
The Countryman Family One Room School House, 66 Russell St. next the the 1885 Train Depot Museum, offers a hour presentation of schooling 1800s style. School Groups welcome.
The museum assoc. offers several events throughout the year beginning with the Brooksville Raid in January the largest Civil War Reenactment in Florida. Check out the website: Every month something is going on: www.hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com or www.brooksvillehistoricantraindepot.com
The Hernando Historical Museum Assoc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to educating and entertaining visitors by maintaining museums.
We invite you to visit us, bring your friends and family, and to volunteer, donate and support the museums. For more information call 352-799-1029.