Come visit the beautiful Hernando Heritage Museum and see some or all of the

11,000 artifacts on display there...Open Tues. thru Sat....12:00 to 03:00..The museum

is home of the Brooksville Raid which was voted by the Florida reenactors as the best and largest civil war reenactment in Florida.

2005 Brooksville Raid Festival

Hernando Historical Museum Association, Inc.

North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, Inc.

601 Museum Court                                                                                 Phone:  352-799-0129

Brooksville, Florida 34601                                                                     Fax:      352-799-4766


Dear Sutler,

On behalf of the Hernando Historical Museum Association, Inc. and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma  Club, Inc. , it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 25th Annual Brooksville Raid Festival.

Thanks to your support and commitment, the Brooksville Raid has grown to be one of the largest events of its type in the state of Florida.  We are working diligently to make this year's event one to remember.

This year's reenactment observes the 142nd anniversary of the battle.  The event is to be held January 15th and 16th, 2005, at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation on State Road 50, west of Brooksville.  Arrangements have been made with the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club to allow camping from January 12 through January 17, 2005 (no one will be permitted on the site prior to 10 A.M. January 12th).  Meals and hot showers will be available from the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club,   Friday evening through Sunday, for a nominal fee.

Anyone requiring DISABLE CAMPING MUST pre-register prior to Dec. 14th. and pick up pass at registration to receive a parking permit.  Space is limited.  Proof of disability is required.

Due to the large number of Sutlers who attend this event, we request that you pre-register prior to December 4th,  2005. A registration package is included.  Please complete all requested information and submit with your donation..  The pre donation is suggested to be  $35.00 (Thirty-Five and no/100 Dollars); personal checks, cashiers checks, or money orders are acceptable.  Do not send cash.  Enclose self addressed stamped envelope for confirmation.


                                    Please make checks payable to Brooksville Raid Festival.

                                    One (l) merchant per tent.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

We will be accepting exclusive rights of sale bids for root beer concessions for l5% of gross sales or $250.00 whichever is higher.  Kettle pop corn at $25.00 plus l5% of gross sales; bids for the exclusive rights must be received no later than Jan. 5th, 2005. .  No rights other than exclusive sales rights will be granted to (2) two root beer vendors and (2) kettle corn vendors.  Drinks cannot be sold by anyone other than Sertoma and the two root beer vendors.

Friday, January 14th, 2005 we will be hosting a Student Day.  Anyone interested in participating in this program please return the Student Day registration form to the Hernando Historical Museum Assoc. so we may coordinate this.

Enclosed you will find a schedule of events, a location map, and the general rules of the event.  The Brooksville Raid Committee looks forward to seeing you at the Raid.


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        Jan  Knowles                                         Co-Chairs                  Virginia Jackson