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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.





Cattle Drive through Old Town Helotes, 1916



 News & Events





February 6, 2018 •  12:00 pm - 2 pm

Location:   Gardens at Old Town, 15060 Antonio Drive,
Helotes, TX
Guest Speaker:  John Koepke, Park Ranger, Government Canyon State Natural Area
Presentation: A Glimpse at the History of Government Canyon and New Discoveries
Join Park Ranger John Koepke for a presentation about San Antonio's largest Natural Area. Learn about its history, facilities, future plans, the differences between a State Natural Area and a State Park and, of course, dinosaur tracks! Mr. Koepke has been a Ranger at GCSNA for 15 years. His duties have ranged from law enforcement, interpretation, guided hikes, trail maintenance, volunteer management, as well as overseeing a variety of Special Projects that include the dinosaur tracks/partnership with the Witte Museum, the iconic Zizelmann House and the historic Kallison Ranch.
Lunch:  Members - $10; Non-Members - $15. A deluxe box lunch from Jason's Deli. Payable to: Historical Society of Helotes
RSVP at info@historicalsocietyofheotes.org by February 4. This meeting is open to the public. Please RSVP. 


Donations may be made to the Society by check,
money order, or by clicking on the following link:




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