Come visit the beautiful Hernando Heritage Museum and see some or all of the
11,000 artifacts on display there...Open Tues. thru Sat....12:00 to 03:00..The museum
is home of the Brooksville Raid which was voted by the Florida reenactors as the best and largest civil war reenactment in Florida.
The Kitchen and
Inside the kitchen area of the house is a wood-burning stove, which was bought in 1929 for the school. Concerned about their childrens' lunches, the mothers organized a fish-fry to raise money for the stove, which cost $23.95. They then took turns coming to school to cook for the students. Next to the stove is a Maytag washer that was built in 1923.
An early Maytag Washing Machine
Across the room is a round refrigerator. The women
loved the Lazy Susan that would spin inside the
refrigerator because they could easily reach the food
in the back, but the "ice box" failed because of its
round shape. You see, ice came in big, square blocks,
and to get it to fit in the ice compartment, half the ice
would need to be chopped away!
The Story of the Weasel
In the dining room we display how yarn was made with the
spinning wheel and as the thread thickened on the item
shown "the weasel" it would make a popping noise, the
children would be listening to that all day long, so that
is probably where the song "Pop goes the Weasel "
came about .