Brooksville’s cobblestone streets and preserved historical homes hint at a history grounded in classic conservative southern charm. And its intrigue is only intensified with a trip to the Heritage Museum or the Historic Train Depot in downtown Brooksville, where authentic pieces of a historic and exciting past provide a colorful walk down memory lane.
Both the Heritage Museum and the Historic Train Depot were projects of Virginia Jackson, Hernando County’s most knowledgable historian, 2004 winner of the Great Brooksvillian Award, and a classic figure who was loved by many in the community.
Jackson died on July 12 at HPH Hospice Care Center. She was 84. Yet her spirit is legendary for those who knew her as a passionate link to Brooksville’s historic charm.