BROOKSVILLE — Events ranging from re-enactments to tours designed to demonstrate Chinsegut Hill’s historic connection to conservation are planned for Saturday, July 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Chinsegut Hill Historic Site at 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road north of Brooksville.
House tours will be planned every half hour and will feature artifacts from the Civilian Conservation Corps. Tours are $10 per person but all other activities are free. Advance reservations for a tour can be made at https://www.tampabayhistorycenter.org/chinsegut/.
A re-enactment of the 1937 Civilian Conservation Corps encampment at Chinsegut Hill will be going on throughout the day with scheduled talks, displays and demonstrations. Guided interpretive grounds walks through the encampment are also planned.
“Few programs or groups contributed as much to our national experience as did the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Chinsegut Hill still exists because of the efforts of this program and the work of the men of Company 5468,” said Ross Lamoreaux, the Chinsegut Hill site manager for the Tampa Bay History Center. “This living history program will help show the public the personal side of history by being able to see a day in the life of a CCC worker and his impact on the Hill by seeing the tools that built the buildings and structures that have survived as a testimony to their good work.”
Volunteers are always welcomed to help with the maintenance of the house and grounds. For more information, contact Christie Williams at ChristieW@MFCS.US.com. For more information on the historic site, visit tampabayhistorycenter.org or call (813) 228-0097.