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Welcome to the Historical Society of Helotes website. Texas is unique, and the history of our South Texas town is especially intriguing. Please peruse the site and don’t forget to visit our Store. We have many items of interest for history lovers.


The HSH is a non-profit, 501(c)3, educational organization. All income is used to further the Society's mission and fund necessary operating expenses. 


Mission Statement


The purpose of the Historical Society of Helotes includes the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Helotes, Texas, and the surrounding area. Membership is open to all individuals interested in promoting this mission.





Click on the image below for information and to purchase tickets for our 2019 Gala Fundraiser, Kickin’ It in Helotes!
Friday, May 17, 2019




 News & Events





May 7, 2019 •  12:00 pm - 2 pm

Location:   Gardens at Old Town, 15060 Antonio Drive,
Helotes, TX
Guest Speaker: Jennie Gannon Wittenbach, Author of Lost Apache
Presentation: "The Apache Indians and the San Antonio Missions"

Jennie Gannon Wittenbach, a retired teacher, is author of Lost Apache, a novel about a captured Lipan Apache boy in Mission Concepcion. She grew up on the Tex-Mex border and spent most of her life in Texas. She spent 30 years teaching in the elementary grades. When she retired, she began teaching at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, spending ten years there. After retiring from NW Vista, she began writing and publishing her own stories. Having taught fourth grade for 15 of 30 years, her audience for Lost Apache is the mid-grades, ages 9-12, although any age group will enjoy the read. Jennie has lived with her husband in Helotes for more than 20 years.


Lunch:  Members - $10; Non-Members - $15. A deluxe box lunch from Jason's Deli. Order from three menu items on Meetings page of our website.Reservation/meal order must be made by May 5th.

Email: info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org for more information. This meeting is open to the public.



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Historical Society of Helotes  P.O. Box 707, Helotes, TX 78023