BROOKSVILLE - Sen. Wilton Simpson has honored two of the driving forces behind the restoration of historic Chinsegut Hill.
Friends of Chinsegut Hill Executive Director Christie Anderberg received a proclamation from Simpson's office recognizing her "leadership and outstanding commitment to the restoration and preservation of Chinsegut Hill Plantation in Hernando County."
Tammy Heon, Hernando County's tourism development coordinator, was also acknowledged for her behind-the-scenes work and contribution to the success of the project.
"On behalf of all of the Friends of Chinsegut Hill, the Board, the volunteers, the contributors and supporters, I am grateful to Sen. Simpson for the recognition given to all of us," Anderberg said in a press release..
Anderberg helped negotiate agreements and securing a $1.5 million state to restore the manor house.
"I've not done this alone," Anderberg added. "It takes the community at large to be successful, and the leaders, residents and businesses of Hernando County have all created this public/private partnership that is ensuring the legacy of Chinsegut Hill."
In 2008, a group of interested citizens formed Friends of Chinsegut Hill, Inc., a nonprofit organization created to support research and education on the historical, cultural and environmental importance of the manor house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The group's mission is to protect and preserve the house, grounds and resources.
For more information about the Friends of Chinsegut Hill call (352) 799-5400 or visit www.FriendsofChinsegutHill.org.