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The Historic Ocala Preservation
Society, commonly referred to as
HOPS, was founded and incorporated
Our Mission Statement: To discover,
conserve, preserve and memorialize
the history and architecture of Ocala
and Marion County, Florida, comprised
of a citizen's action organization for the
purpose of conservation and
HOPS is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the
heritage education of the community and the preservation of historic
structures and sites in the Ocala Historic Districts.
Over the past thirty-five years HOPS has contributed greatly to
preservation through various programs and projects, including the
downtown gazebo, restoring the Snowden House and donating
$1000 each to the refurbishment of the First Presbyterian Church
steeple and the Fort King Restoration Project
These many projects are funded primarily by proceeds received
from HOPS Tours, and by donations from hundreds of generous
citizens and businesses. Some State of Florida funds were also
allocated to the Snowden House Project.
Historic Ocala Preservation Society
712 S.E. Fort King St.
Ocala, FL 34471
Photo courtesy of Gina England Photography
HOPS Headquarters at the Bryant House