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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.






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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021 • 12:00 pm - 2 pm


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

Guest Speaker: Mike Sloan


Presentation: "The History of the Miguel Menchaca Homestead"

A historic stone villa at the foot of a hill in the city limits of Grey Forest off Scenic Loop Road stands testament to the fascinating life of Tejano pioneer Miguel Menchaca. Built in 1858, the House of Stones was awarded Texas Historic Landmark designation in 1965. A private residence not open to the public, the stone villa provides an intriguing backdrop for the story of its original owner.


Mike, with his wife Susan, purchased the historic residence in 2012. He will give a presentation on the homestead complex and his research on its long and storied history.  


Mike Sloan is a clean energy “pioneer” working to kickstart and grow Texas’ wind and solar power industries for the past 35 years. An advocate for foster kids, aspiring blacksmith, a lousy fisherman, and still a pioneer, now living in the 1850s Menchaca Homestead, Mike is currently studying world history at UTSA.  

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. 

Attendees 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 October 31st. 


This meeting is open to the public. 


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