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Countdown to The De Soto Hertiage Festival

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HISTORY
COMES TO LIFE

Publicly representing our organizations mission, the Crewe of De Soto is the most visible arm of the Hernando de Soto Historical Society.  Annually, our organization elects one member who gets to don the helmet and uniform of Hernando de Soto. Dressed in authentic 16th century Spanish attire, complete with chrome plated Morion helmets and plumes, full-width leather belts and corsair swords in scabbards at their sides, history lessons come to life when Hernando de Soto and his Crewe speak about the importance of our heritage. Our modern-day Hernando de Soto and his Crewe of Conquistadors are highly popular and regularly draw large crowds whether they are visiting local schools, retirement homes, or capture local businesses.

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CURRENT ROYAL FAMILY

Our modern-day Hernando de Soto and his Crewe of Conquistadors are highly popular and regularly draw large crowds whether they are visiting local schools, retirement homes, or capture local businesses.  

  • Hernando de Soto Scott Monroe
  • Queen Alexandria Melissa Cruz
  • Princess Kaylah Lynn Gunst
  • Captain Erik Marshall

CREWE

While the Crewe of Hernando de Soto and the De Soto Queen and Princess are elected by the Society membership, each years Hernando de Soto appoints the Crewe Captain. Together, the Captain and Hernando de Soto appoint two Lieutenants and the Crewe is ready for action.

CURRENT CREWE

Hernando de Soto
Scott Monroe

Captain
Erik Marshall

Padre
Lee Barnes

Sergeant at Arms
Jason Schroder

Lieutenant Marines

Lynn Horne

Lieutenant Calvary

AJ Ditommaso

Sergeant

Danny Thomas

 

Squad

John Brown

Bill Campbell

Patrick Cline

Paul Haag

Scott Kemp

Ethan Marshall

John Proll

Sergeant

Cory Willis

 

Squad

DJ Hagar

Robert Hanson

Jeff Johnston

Ryan Kalish

Allen Morrell

Rich Walker

Sergeant

Bill Booth

 

Squad

Debbie Hamrick

Fransine Hamrick

Jimmie Hamrick

Donnie Olmsted

Sean Peel 

Dan Whidden

 

Sergeant

Cliff Hulsart 

 

Squad

Jesse Carr

Jordan DeSear

Klasinski

Johnny Jander

Craig Terrel

Dan Walker

CREWE
VISITS

Perhaps the most important educational tools the Society offers are Crewe visits to local schools, hospitals, senior citizen homes, civic organizations and businesses. 

OUR FESTIVAL FAMILY