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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




November 6, 2018 •  12:00 pm - 2 pm

Location:   Gardens at Old Town, 15060 Antonio Drive,
Helotes, TX
Guest Speaker: LeAnn Evans, 3rd VP of the Canary Islands Descendants Associations 
Presentation: "The History of the Canarians in Texas"

LeAnn Evans, daughter of Lee and Mary Jane (Perez) Evans, is an 11th generation descendant of the 56 Canary Island settlers that came to San Antonio in 1731. Her lineage goes back to the Navarro family and the Rivas land grant in Maverick County. She has been a generational resident of Helotes since the 1860s and still resides on family property granted to her ancestors.

She is the mother of a daughter who attends Texas A&M-Corpus and a son who attends Los Reyes Elementary. Her great-great grandfather, Lorenzo Morales, was a founder of the original Los Reyes School in the 1870s. She is employed with a CPA firm in Helotes and has been a volunteer with the Helotes Festival Association for 13 years. She is the former president and current treasurer of the Helotes Youth Rodeo Association, and is current 3rd VP of the Canary Islands Descendants Association. 

LeAnn will give a presentation on the Canary Islanders who formed the first municipal government in San Antonio.

Lunch:  Members - $10; Non-Members - $15. A deluxe box lunch from Jason's Deli. Order from three menu items on Meetings page of our website.Reservation/meal order must be made by November 4.

Email: info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org for more information. This meeting is open to the public.



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