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About the Historical Society of Helotes
 
"History never looks like history when you are living through it." - John W. Gardner
 
In 1966, residents interested in preserving Helotes's history formed the Helotes Historical Society. The group was spearheaded by Lucy Perkins Brown, editor of the town newspaper, The Helotes Echo, and Wanda Terry, owner of the Hickory Hut Restaurant in Old Town Helotes. Brown died in 1988, and after Terry's death in 2005, a small group of dedicated volunteers kept the Society going.
 

The organization was renamed the Historical Society of Helotes and achieved 501(c)3 tax-exempt status in 2010. This renewed effort established a firm foundation, allowing the labors of Lucy and Wanda to live on in the Society's future endeavors.  

 

Today, the Society sponsors many events and activities to fulfill its mission to preserve the history of the area and provide educational opportunities. One of its primary goals is the future realization of a museum and visitors' center in Old Town Helotes.  

 

Society Officers: 


 Video
 
 
 

Please view the video for a retrospective of the history of our society!



 
 
President
 
 

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Cynthia Massey


 
 
Vice President
 
 

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Ardie Garner

 

 
Treasurer
 
 
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Mary Ann
Greenlees


 

Recording
 Secretary
 

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Melissa Guerrero


 
 
Historian
 
 
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Pat Wilson


 
 
Parlimentarian
 
 

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Myra Hanson

 

  
Corresponding
Secretary
 

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Irene Scharf

 

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