By Mary Sheldon
President, Hernando Historical Museum Assoc., Inc.
The May-Stringer Museum often features the story of Dr. Sheldon Stringer, who purchased the house around 1900. He lived thereafter his home in Brooksville was destroyed by fire. He was there only a few short years, dying in 1903.
However, his eldest son, Frederick, continued to live there with his family. Fred was an attorney, State Representative, then State Senator, and then Circuit Court Judge. He was exposed to the operations of State government when he served as a Page in Tallahassee as a boy.
A portion of Fred’s library of both literature and law books is found in the parlor of the May-Stringer. Fred passed away at the age of 67 in 1942.
The Museums are open!
The May-Stringer Tours Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 3pm 352-799-0129
The 1885 Depot Tours Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Noon - 3pm 352-799-4766
The Countryman One Room Schoolhouse Closed for the summer 352-515-3054