De Soto Blog

Bradenton Herald: “Conquistadors … bring holiday cheer to sick children”

by / December 19, 2015

By MEGHIN DELANEY – mdelaney@bradenton.com BRADENTON — Conquistadors and a manatee brought holiday cheer and presents Friday to sick children at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Maverick the Manatee, State College of Florida’s

Bay News 9: “Children at Manatee hospital get special visit for Christmas”

by / December 18, 2015

By Summer Smith, Reporter BRADENTON — Children at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton got an early Christmas present Friday.  Conquistadors from the Hernando De Soto Historical Society and Maverick the Manatee

Where’s Hernando? Fall 2015

by / December 16, 2015

It was 6:30 on a hot and steamy July morning when I arrived at the DeSoto float, the San Cristobal, to start my journey with a group of Manatee County’s finest

From our Queen: Fall Chronicles of the Crown

by / November 3, 2015

I can’t believe that I am already 6 months into my reign as DeSoto Queen 2015. I can’t wait to see what is to come in the holiday season. October

Bradenton Herald: “De Soto Historical Society working with Palmetto on 2016 regatta,” April 14, 2015

by / April 16, 2015

By MARK YOUNG – myoung@bradenton.com PALMETTO — With anxiety levels high among Palmetto elected officials on whether to support the 2016 Bradenton Area Riverwalk Regatta — already approved by Manatee