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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.






 News & Events





TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2020 • 12:00 pm - 2 pm


Location:   Gardens at Old Town, 15060 Antonio Drive, Helotes, TX


Guest Speaker: Rudi R. Rodriguez, Polly Texas Pioneer Association


Presentation: "Polly, Texas, a Tejano Settlement"


In the Texas Hill Country, 3.5 miles southeast of Bandera, is the small historic settlement of Polly, Texas. The famous army scout, surveyor, Texas Ranger, rancher, judge, and minister, José Policarpio "Polly" Rodriguez, founded the settlement in 1858. It is one of a few historical Tejano towns remaining in Texas and has gone unrecognized for its part in our state's early history. In 2013, the Polly Texas Pioneer Association was founded as a non-profit organization to preserve and conserve the heritage of Polly, Texas and the pioneers of that era.


Rudi R. Rodriguez, businessman, community leader, and great-great newpher of José Policarpio Rodriguez, is vice chairman of the Polly Texas Association, founder of TexasTejano.com, and author of A Tejano Son of Texas, a series of books about Texas Tejano pioneers. He will give a presentation on this historic town.


Lunch:  Members - $12; Non-Members - $16. A deluxe box lunch from Jason's Deli. Order from five menu items on the Meetings page of our website. http://www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org/id6.html.

You don’t have to order a meal, but if you’d like one, we have new selections that include salads. Your meal order is your RSVP. If you are not going to order a meal, but plan to attend, please email info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org to RSVP. Reservation/meal order must be made by November 8. Email: info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org for more information.

The Society's new Helotes T-Shirts and 2020 Fiesta medals will be available for sale at the meeting.
This meeting is open to the public. CDC guidelines will be followed.

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