Modern by Tradition: Innovation & the Transformation of Seminole Culture

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society welcomes

Dr. Andrew Frank

Between 1700 and the present, the culture of the Florida Seminoles has remained remarkably connected to its roots while also innovating in dramatic fashion.  This lecture explores this dynamic to show how the Seminoles have embraced this dualism of being both modern and traditional.  It examines, among other things, their origin stories, dress, cuisine, housing, ceremonial life, and family life.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.


Upcoming Historic Hernando Preservation Society Field Trips

APRIL 8th: Field trip to the Inverness Historic Courthouse. Located at One Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450. 352-341-6429. We will meet at the Inverness Courthouse on Friday, at 11:00 a.m. (the courthouse is not open on the weekend). The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours. They are having local artists in their rotating display area on the date of our visit. This will give members a view as to how historic courthouses are being utilized. We will then join for lunch at Stump Knockers located at 110 W. Main Street, 352-726-2212. Their menu ranges from sandwiches to surf and turf. It starts at $8.95-$19.95. They have wonderful reviews, and are sure to please.

MAY 28th: Field trip to the Dade Battlefield State Park. We will be engaging in a program entitled “Cherokee Leaf Printing and Native Dyes.” The program is between 10:00 a.m.-12:00. It is located at 7200 CR 603,Bushnell, FL 33513, 352-793-4781. Admission is $3.00 per vehicle. You are welcome to wander through the battlefield, and enjoy the local history. We will be joining for lunch at Sonnyʼs Real Pit BBQ located at 2684 WC 48 in Bushnell, 352-569-0200. The restaurant selections in Bushnell are rather limited, but a nice salad bar is also available at Sonnyʼs.

JUNE 4th: Field trip to the Citrus County Coastal Heritage Museum. 532 Citrus Ave., Crystal River, FL 34428, 352-257-3870. This is a quaint little museum that offers ideas of a former City Hall/Fire Department/Police Department turned museum. Despite itʼs small size, it holds a large amount of historical information. After the museum tour, we will have lunch at the River Ranch Bar and Grill, 631 N Citrus Ave., 352-564-0902. Along the same block as the museum and restaurant are many little shops that require further investigation!! I know this will be a very enjoyable trip for everyone.

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is undertaking a project to place a historic marker at the site of the historic Logging and Sawmill town of Centralia. Your support is needed!

See details on this project and more at: