The Museum Association’s goal is to collect and display items that represent the way of life known to the residents of this part of Florida over the last 165 years or so. The association takes particular pride in displaying items that have Hernando County origins.
When Virginia Lones made a donation to the Museum in 1982, she called it a “kitchen safe.” Usually known as a pie safe, the cabinet looks home crafted and now has multiple layers of paint covering it. The upper doors are screened so that air would flow and insects were kept out. Food, especially freshly baked goods, were stored in the safe. The cook could keep an eye on the supply of food.
Virginia Lones is the daughter of John Brooks who purchased the Jack Bailey house, built in 1884. The house is on the rise of Bailey Hill Road. The Brooks family cherished the piece and it is now used to display items for sale in the gift shop at the May-Stringer.
The Museum Schedules!
The May-Stringer tours on Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 3pm – 352-799-0129
The 1885 Depot tours on Friday – Saturday from noon – 3pm – 352-799-4766
The Countryman One Room Schoolhouse is open on Saturdays from noon – 3pm – 352-515-3054