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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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UPCOMING GENERAL MEETING

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2021 • 12:00 pm - 2 pm

 

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

 
Guest Speaker: Dr. Lauren Langford, MD, PhD

 

Presentation: "Warren Hunter, Texas Artist"

 

            John Warren Hunter was born in London, Kimble County, Texas. His father, John Marvin Hunter, established the Frontier Times magazine in 1923 and founded the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera in 1927. Warren graduated from Bandera High School and later attended the Chicago Art Institute, where he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Jeff Hamilton, Sam Houston’s servant, which hangs in the San Jacinto Monument Museum.

            A traditional realist, Hunter’s watercolors, oils, and etchings depict many scenes of Texas. His paintings are included in collections at the Smithsonian Institution and the White House. He also did artwork for Southwest Research Institute for more than 25 years.

            He taught at the Hunter School of Art in San Antonio, opened in La Villita in the 1940s and was the first dean of the San Antonio Art Institute on the grounds of the McNay Art Museum. He was one of several renowned and talented artists who moved to Grey Forest inspired by the beauty and tranquility of the area. He and his wife, Celine, moved to Scenic Loop Playground in 1961 and lived there until Warren tragically drowned in 1993 during an Olmos Park flood.

              The Society's new Helotes T-Shirt features an image from a painting by Warren Hunter titled "Cattle Drive."

           Dr. Langford, Hunter's niece and proprietor of www.warrenhunter.com, is a board certified pathologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Because of her efforts, Hunter was memorialized with a Texas Historical Commission marker dedicated in front of the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera in 2008. 

 

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 January 31st. Email: info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org for more information.

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

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