The Bradenton Times Events
Camp Uzita Living History: DeSoto National Memorial
Date: March 1, 2013
8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209
As part of March's Manatee Heritage Days series, visitors will get a unique look into Spanish and Native American life in the 16th Century at DeSoto National Memorial. Park staff offer talks and demonstrations on the lasting impact De Soto would have on the history of America and the native people. Free! For more information, call (941) 792-0458 or visit www.nps.gov/deso.
From March 1-31, 2013, the thirty-fourth annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county’s history. All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events.
For thirty-four years, the Manatee Heritage Association has sponsored Heritage Days. Originally a week in length, Heritage Days grew to nine days, and in 1995, Manatee Heritage Days expanded to a month long event. The activities are as varied as walking tours and concerts. Events take place throughout Manatee County in many different communities. Through these events at area historical sites, participants will experience the pioneer lifestyle and learn how Manatee County has grown and developed.