Hernando de Soto Historical Society

Fostering and facilitating an appreciation of Manatee County’s Spanish - American heritage and cultural alliances through special events, community collaborations and charitable giving Since 1939

  • 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    We have an incredible year of events lined up for 2018!

    Stay tuned for an entire year of excitement with the Hernando de Soto Historical Society.

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  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

    Bradenton Area River Regatta

    Rev It Up And Let It Roar…The 2018 Bradenton Riverwalk Regatta emerged as the largest spectator event ever in Manatee County.

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  • STAY TUNED FOR 2018 PARADE

    With over 150 entries, the De Soto Grand Parade is the largest parade in Southwest Florida. Over 200,000 people lined the streets of Manatee to view the illuminated parade entries and catch a glimpse of our newly crowned Queen and Princess. Beads, coins and other fun items are tossed to the crowd throughout the night. The Parade steps off at 6:30pm from Manatee High School, so get there early to get the best possible view.

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HERNANDO DE SOTO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

HERNANDO DE SOTO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

We have been serving the community for over 75 years! We are a not-for-profit community organization of over 200 volunteer members who celebrate the historical significance of the 1539 landing of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto on the Manatee River. While keeping De...

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CONQUISTADOR HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

CONQUISTADOR HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

As the charitable arm of the Society, the Conquistador Historical Foundation distributes funding to other community charities, provides educational programs including a student exchange program with Barcarrota, Spain (Bradenton’s...

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CREWE OF DE SOTO

CREWE OF DE SOTO

Each year, Society members elect a modern-day Hernando de Soto, about 30 others to serve as his Crewe, and a De Soto Queen and Princess. The Crewe is the Society's most visible arm, seen regularly around Manatee County offering important educational visits to local schools, hospitals, senior citizen...

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Special thanks to our Hernando Corporate Sponsors

BECOME A SPONSOR

BECOME A SPONSOR

Opportunities are available to support the Hernando de Soto Historical Society's mission through sponsorship and advertising.

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Fostering and facilitating an appreciation of Manatee County’s Spanish - American heritage and cultural alliances through special events, community collaborations and charitable giving Since 1939

6404 Manatee Ave. W. Suite G. 
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 747-1998
info@desotoHQ.com
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat - Sun: Closed

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