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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, MAY 4, 2021 • 12:00 pm - 2 pm


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

Guest Speaker: Award-Winning Author Cynthia Leal Massey


Presentation: "Highlights of Helotes History, 1850-2020"

Our own Cynthia Leal Massey will give a presentation on Helotes history and updates to her comprehensive history, Helotes, Where the Texas Hill Country Begins, newly republished in late 2020. Originally published in 2008, this revised, updated history adds 65 pages of text and photographs, including a section on the San Geronimo Community. Founded by European and Mexican immigrants in the 1850s, Helotes has a rich history. Helotes, Where the Texas Hill Country Begins offers a thoroughly researched and fascinating account of a town founded by hardworking pioneers and populated by renegade Indians, elusive bandits, and impassioned citizens.
The Society's biennial board election will also take place at this meeting. A slate of nominees will be presented and nominations will be taken from the floor. Only members in good standing (dues paid) will be allowed to vote.
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.


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 May 2nd. 

This meeting is open to the public.


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