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 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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  • FRIDAY, MARCH 23 - 25, 2018

    2018 Heintz & Becker De Soto Seafood Fest

    It is with great pleasure that the Hernando de Soto Historical Society extends to you an invitation to place an entry in the 2018 Heintz & Becker De Soto Seafood Fest. The Seafood Fest will be held Friday, March 23, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., and Saturday, March 24, 11a.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday, March 25, noon – 6 p.m. on 6th St W Palmetto, FL 34221 (On Corner of 6th St W and 10th Ave W).

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  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018

    2018 Hernando De Soto Children's Parade

    It is with great pleasure that the Hernando de Soto Historical Society extends to you an invitation to place an entry in the 2018 Suncoast Credit Union De Soto Heritage Festival Children’s Parade Presented by The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County.

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  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25- 29, 2018

    It is with distinct honor that we, the Hosting Committee of the Hernando de Soto Historical Society, on behalf of President Jeff Rodgers and Hernando de Soto Ron Hernden would like to invite you to join us for our 2018 Heritage Festival. This year’s theme is HOT HAVANA NIGHTS!

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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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