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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    River Regatta Food Vendor Application Form

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  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

    2018 River Regatta Fishing Tournament
    De Soto Little Anglers Fishing Challenge

    The Hernando De Soto Historical Society requires each angler participating to be between the ages of 5 to 12 years old. This entry form must be completely filled out and submitted to the De Soto office on or before February 1st for eligibility for one of the first 75 entry positions. Each application accepted will be notified via email, mail or phone.

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    2018 De Soto Little Anglers Fishing Challenge

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  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018

    2018 Beertopia

    Blue Point Brewing Company presents Beertopia: A sampling of a variety of craft and imported beers along with dishes from local resaurants with live performance by Kettle of Fish. There will be a silent uction, raffle tickets and a beer & wine bar. We hope to see you there! 

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  • SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018

    2018 De Soto Grand 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.

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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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