Artifact ID Day in Hernando County

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society, along with the Florida Public Archaeology Network is presenting an Artifact ID day on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Moose Lodge in Brooksville. Bring in prehistoric or historic archeological finds of any type and have experts help identify them.

 

HERNANDO PAST ARTIFACT I.D. DAY
SATURDAY, December 1, 2012 from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1676
17129 Wiscon Road, Brooksville, FL

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