Historical Society of Helotes

MARCH 2019


The March 15th deadline for the Nominating Committee to present a slate of candidates to the President is almost here. At this time, we have one candidate for each office—President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian, and Corresponding Secretary, however, if you are interested in being on the board, contact Melissa Guerrero at info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org by the deadline.


WHEN: Thursday, March 21 • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

WHERE: Pedrotti’s Ranch 13715 FM 1560 N, in Helotes

SPONSOR: Helotes Area Chamber of Commerce

The HSH 2019 Fiesta Medal will be available for purchase at the 2019 Fiesta Medal Bash, sponsored by the Helotes Area Chamber of Commerce. The medals sell for $10 each.

The HSH has secured a vendor table at the Fiesta Medal Bash.

If you can help at the event, please email info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

HSH Fiesta medals are also sold at these locations:


WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 12–2 pm

WHERE: Gardens at Old Town, 15060 Antonio Drive, Helotes

GUEST SPEAKER: Jennie Gannon Wittenbach

PRESENTATION: The Apache Indians and the San Antonio Missions

Jennie Gannon Wittenbach, a retired teacher, is author of Lost Apache, a novel about a captured Lipan Apache boy in Mission Concepcion. She grew up on the Tex-Mex border and spent most of her life in Texas. From a military family, she also lived in South Carolina and the Panama Canal Zone. She spent 30 years teaching in the elementary grades. When she retired, she began teaching at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, spending ten years there. After retiring from NW Vista, she began writing and publishing her own stories. Having taught fourth grade for 15 of 30 years, her audience for Lost Apache is the mid-grades, ages 9-12, although any age group will enjoy the read. Jennie has lived with her husband in Helotes for more than 20 years. Her book will be available for sale.This meeting is open to the public.

LUNCH: Members - $10; Non-Members - $15

Lunch is a deluxe box lunch from Jason's Deli. Order from three menu items on our website: http://www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org. Reservation/meal order must be made by May 5. Email info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org for more information.


WHEN: Friday, May 17, 2019 • 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

WHERE: Gardens at Old Town15060 Antonio Drive, Helotes

ATTIRE: Denim & Rhinestones

Mark your calendars and join us for some rollicking fun at our fifth gala fundraiser, which celebrates Helotes’s dancing and musical heritage. Dance to DJ music on an old-fashioned vinyl record player and make requests for your favorite songs!

We’ll have a wine tasting with appetizers, followed by a BBQ buffet dinner, along with a photo booth complete with props. A silent auction, with interesting and valuable items, will be going on throughout the evening, and the "HSH Store'' will be set up to sell the Society’s products. Proceeds to benefit the Society and its museum fund. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 10th.

Purchase your tickets online at: http://www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

Or, pay by check. Mail to: HSH, PO Box 707, Helotes, TX 78023.

We are in need of items for the silent auction, as well as sponsors and volunteers to help with the gala. If you'd like to donate auction items or help with the event, please email Rick Schroder at: info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.


A Historic Walking Tour Map of Old Town Helotes is now available online at http://www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

The maps are also available in receptacles in Old Town. The map was co-produced by our Society and the City of Helotes.


Memberships are for the calendar year, starting January 1. If you paid your dues in November 2018 and later, you are good for 2019. If you are unsure of your membership status, contact Melissa Guerrero at info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

  • $10 - INDIVIDUAL
  • $16 - FAMILY (includes spouses and children under 18),
  • $26 - BUSINESS (includes three people from your business, and your business card and website link are displayed on our website)

  • To renew your membership, via Paypal, go to: http://www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

    Paypal payments include a $1 fee for online payment.