Harvest History Tour in Brooksville

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is offering a truly unique Harvest of History Tour at the historic Hope Hill homestead in Brooksville, FL on Saturday, November 3, at 2:00 p.m.

In 1835 William E. Hope and his family came from Liberty County, Georgia to settle the fertile soil of West Central Florida. They settled in what was known as Chocochatti, a former Seminole Indian settlement. They lived atop this hill until the homestead mysteriously burned down in the 1890s. The Hope Homestead site was excavated by a USF archeological team in 2004-2005 and unearthed many clues to its past.

A Seminole re-enactor will also be on site to tell his rich story of the Seminole Nation. The Miesch Family, the current owners of the property, will generously open their private museum. You will dine on Bison burgers and fresh roasted corn on the cob. You can view an arrow head display, observe flint knapping, as well as speak to individuals directly involved with the excavation. Get in touch with your inner archeologist and attend the Harvest of History.

The tour costs $20. Reservations are required.

Cemetery Resource Protection Training

Tampa Preservation, Inc. is pleased to be co-hosting a workshop with the City of Tampa and Florida Public Archaeology Network on Preserving Historic Cemeteries and Human Burial Sites. The workshop will take place on November 9th, 2012 at the Metro 510 Life Center, 510 E. Harrison Street, Tampa from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Registration costs $15. For information, please contact Becky at rosulliv@usf.edu or (813) 396-2325.

Tampa Cemetary Workshop

 

Preservation Roundtable – Ocotber 2012

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on it’s regular schedule –
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
9:00 AM
in the conference room of the TPI/Ybor Museum Society offices
 (2009 N. 18th Street – corner of Palm and 18th).
Please join other preservation-minded citizens in discussing issues facing the Tampa Bay area.

2012 Preservation Awards

Tampa Preservation, Inc.

invites you to attend

The 28th Annual

Preservation Celebration

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Preservation Awards ~ 7:00 pm
Followed by a Reception

Tampa Firefighters Museum
720 Zack Street

Complimentary to current TPI members
$25 non-members (provides 1 yr
individual TPI membership)

RSVP by May 18th
by mailing check payable to TPI
to P.O. Box 18061 Tampa, FL 33679
or email tpitampa@aol.com
813-248-5437

or submit your membership using the link below:


Membership Levels




Preservation Roundtable – April 2012

The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday April 4th – but FOR THIS MEETING ONLY the meeting will begin at 8:45 and conclude by 9:30. As usual the meeting will be held at Tampa Union Station in the 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact TPI.

Hyde Park Historic Home Tour 2012

Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association will hold its Tenth Annual Home Tour on Saturday March 17, 2012. In addition, the Association will sponsor a Patron’s Party on March 3, 2012.

The Home Tour is open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm on March 17. Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased on the ehydepark.org website, through the Online Store under Events. Advance tickets may also be purchased at any Coldwell Banker location in Hillsborough or Pinellas county, or at City Street Sweets shop in Hyde Park Village in Tampa.

Registration is at Kate Jackson Park at 821 S. Rome Avenue, starting at 9:00 am the day of the tour. Advance ticket holders will need to go to the registration table to receive a wrist-band and a tour guide booklet with information about the homes and map for the walking tour. Tickets are available on the day of the tour for $25.

The tour will showcase Hyde Park’s rich architectural heritage with a number of private homes open to visitors. The Hyde Park community, developed early in the 20th century, is today one of the most intact bungalow residential communities in the United States. The tour will include historic homes and select new construction built in Hyde Park architectural styles. Celebrating the home tour’s 10th anniversary, the 80 homes featured in previous home tours will be honored and there will be an extensive showing of vintage automobiles.

The Patron’s Party will be on March 3, 2012, from 7 pm to 10 pm. The theme is High Society 1930s, with attendees encouraged to dress the part in fashionable society 1930s evening attire (or jacket and tie). There will be live music, a silent auction, martini bar, wine, bountiful hors d’oeuvres and hand-rolled cigars. Tickets are $100 per person and must be reserved in advance, as tickets are limited for this special evening. Tickets may be purchased on the ehydepark.org website, or by sending a ticket request and check to Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, PO Box 2990, Tampa FL, 33601.

The funds raised from the Tour and its Patron’s Party will be used to continue to improve Hyde Park, most significantly to mark and beautify the gateway entrances to this jewel of a historic neighborhood.

For more information:

Home Tour Email: HomeTour@ehydepark.org
Home Tour Phone: (813) 915-6633, ext. 2