We have done a good bit to detail much of the area’s history here on the site, but we are not the only ones dedicated to preserving this history. The Hernando County Public Library has done more than we could hope to accomplish on the matter. They are once again providing a great service to the community through their organizing of the Hernando History Festival. This year’s theme is Ghosts From Our Past. The festival will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 11AM to 2:30PM at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation at 11210 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville.
There are four featured presentations at the event. The first, Alligators in B Flat: Improbable Tales from Real Florida, will be presented by Jeff Klinkenberg. Mr. Klinkenberg is a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times and the presentation will tie into his new book, Alligators in B Flat, published by University Press of Florida.
The next presentation is Archaeology Works: Materials Science by Nigel Rudolph of the Florida Public Archaeology Network. The Florida Public Archaeology Network does a great deal to promote the conservation of and education on Florida’s archaeological heritage.
From there we have blood on the Burial Mound, which is a presentation by David Letasi. Mr. Letasi is president of the Hernando Preservation Society. The Hernando Preservation Society is dedicated to the preservation of historical sites across Citrus, Hernando and Pasco Counties, which made up the landmass of the original Hernando County as we have covered here.
Finally, we have DIY Oral History, by Reese Bernier of the Hernando County Public Library System.
There will also be exhibits, vendors and crafts for people to check out. Bring the family and learn about region’s rich historical heritage.