OUR MISSION

The Historic Ocala Preservation Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, preserving, restoring and memorializing the history and architecture of Ocala and Marion County.

 

Since its founding in 1980, HOPS has saved dozens of beautiful historic properties from demolition and engaged directly with fellow citizens to share Ocala’s rich and vibrant history. Through advocacy, educational programming, and fundraising events, HOPS has been a vital partner in our community, working alongside property owners, small businesses and governmental entities to enhance the quality of our wonderful city.

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.”

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Since 1980 HOPS has been dedicated to preserving and protecting historical Ocala. Learn more about our past and our goals.
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ABOUT US

Since its founding in 1980, HOPS has saved dozens of beautiful historic properties from demolition and engaged directly with fellow citizens to share our history.

Historic preservation is both a way to save beautiful old buildings and the stories they carry, and to deeply engage with the local community and their concerns and needs.

It’s the mission of HOPS to preserve the history of Ocala and it’s oldest buildings, in a way that aligns with the local community.

“We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us.”

– Winston Churchill