May-Stringer House


It’s worth the climb to the third floor of the May-Stringer Museum. You’ll find yourself in the base of the tower and at the entrance to the fascinating attic.

This small area serves as an exhibit space for a collection of cameras and photographs.  Professional photographers plied their trade during the Civil War. Soldiers often ’sat for their likeness’ so their families would have something to remember them by if they didn’t make it home from the War. Studio portraits were common after the War.

Notes from the Museums

The Corona Virus has forced more family time at home. Even though we tend to be attached to the electronics of today, there has been a resurgence of entertainment with board games and simple toys.

Sometimes the games of the past were homemade, such as checkers made from corncobs. Dried cobs were sliced into about half-inch sections. Then half were painted red and half were painted black. Placed on a checkered wooden board, the game began.

"Lovely"- A Tribute to Women through the Ages

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Sharon Balser,Hernando Historical Museum Docent.

"Lovely"- A Tribute to Women through the Ages

What used to be the nursery in the May Stringer House back in the late 1800’s is now dedicated to the Bill Rosst Special Exhibit Gallery.

“We change out what we had (previously displayed) and we are pertaining to more of the home itself. Our exhibits are going to be, hopefully more around the home interest and things of that nature,” Sharon Balser said. Sharon has been a Docent for the museum for about four years.