Time: September 19, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: The Orange County Regional History Center
Street: 65 E. Central Blvd.
Website or Map: http://thehistorycenter.org/n…
Event Type: lunch, &, learn, and, presentation
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2013
In May of 1539 Hernando De Soto landed on the west coast of “La Florida,” declaring himself governor of this relatively unexplored land. Learn about his transportation of the first herd of pigs to the new world, his search for gold, his interactions with the Native Americans, and his crossing of the Mississippi River, making him the first European to do so. De Soto National Memorial park in Bradenton, Fla., commemorates De Soto’s exploration of Florida. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Lunches available for pre-order from Jason’s Deli for $6 per person. Space is limited. Call (407) 836-7010 for reservations.