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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





September 3, 2019 •  12:00 pm - 2 pm

Location:   Gardens at Old Town, 15060 Antonio Drive,
Helotes, TX
Guest Speaker: Jo Anne Gonzalez Murphy, 1718 San Antonio Founding Families & Descendants
Presentation: "The Founding Families of the San Antonio Presidio"
Jo Anne Gonzalez Murphy is the founder and president of the 1718 San Antonio Founding Families & Descendants. A 501(3)c culturally affiliated lineal descendant organization founded in 2017, this group continues the preservation, awareness  and education of the May 1, 1718 Spanish Governor, Martin de Alarcon's expedition, which included 35 royal Presidio Soldiers, their families, friars and civilians who founded and established San Antonio, the Villa de Bejar (first Spanish settlement), Mission San Antonio de Valero (later known as the Alamo) and the Presidio de Bejar (later known as the Spanish Governor's Palace). 

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 September 1st.

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