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

  • Bradenton Area River Regatta
  • Beertopia
  • Hernando DeSoto Seafood Festival
  • DeSoto Bottle Boat Regatta
  • DeSoto Children's Parade
  • DeSoto Landing & Capture City Hall
  • Easter Sunrise Service
  • DeSoto Musical & Fashion Show
  • DeSoto Queen Selection Banquet
  • Dignitary Reception
  • DeSoto Ball
  • DeSoto Grand Parade
  • After Parade Party
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

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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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