Historical Society of Helotes

News & Events


HSH Booth at Marketplace

DATE: March 3 & April 710:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Marketplace at Old Town Helotes

Visit the Historical Society Booth at Marketplace in Old Town Helotes, Saturday, March 3rd and Saturday, April 7th ! There will be many new products for sale, including the 2018 Fiesta Medal!

We always need volunteers to help at the booth. Sign up for a two-hour shift for either or both Marketplace dates.

Email info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org to volunteer.

Tour of Crenwelge-Braun Homestead

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6 • 10:00 am

WHERE: Meet at 1604 & Braun Rd by 9:45 am

Because parking is limited at the homestead, we will be carpooling from TWO-STEP RESTAURANT (1604 & Braun). After the tour, we'll have lunch at Two-Step Restaurant.

RSVP by March 2, at info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org or call 210-695-5328.

We are limited to only 25 people. There are still a few spots available.

This is a Members Only event,

Wine Tasting at the Grey Moss Inn

WHEN: Monday, April 9 • 6:30 pm

WHERE: Grey Moss Inn, 19010 Scenic Loop Rd

This Members Only wine tasting event includes several courses of hors d’oeuvres paired with various wines. It is limited to the first 30 reservations. A few spots are still available. Please make your reservation ASAP!

You must RSVP first:

Then, choose a PAYMENT OPTION:

  • Use Paypal via private link. The cost is $36 per person, which includes a service fee.
  • Or, send a check for $35 per person payable to the Historical Society of Helotes via our mailing address: P.O. Box 707, Helotes, Texas 78023.

may General Meeting & Special Presentation

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1 • Noon

WHERE: Gardens at Old Town Helotes, 15060 Antonio Drive

SPECIAL SPEAKER: Irene Sandell, Award-Winning Author


PRESENTATION: “Early Texas and the Fort System.”

A fifth generation Texan, author Irene Sandell knows a lot about our state’s history. A Texas history teacher for more than thirty years, and now retired from the teaching profession, she uses her expert knowledge in her award-winning novels and in documentaries for the Texas History classroom. In all, she has filmed, written and produced twenty documentaries and has also written several textbooks that are used in classrooms across the state. The videos encompass pre-history to modern times. For information, visit www.texasvis.com.

Sandell is also the author of four award-winning novels set in Texas: In a Fevered Land, River of the Arms of God, House on Swiss Avenue, and Beloved Over All, winner of the 2017 WILLA Literary Award for Original Softcover Fiction and a 2017 winner of the Will Rogers Silver Medallion Award for Western Fiction. Sandell's novels combine her love of Texas history with her passion for writing. She enjoys collecting the "side bits of history" (history's impact on individual lives) that fuel her tales. Her books tell the heartfelt stories of people woven into true places and events in the Lone Star State.

Irene will autograph and sell copies of her books after the presentation. Visit www.irenesandell.com for more information about her books.

LUNCH: $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers

Includes box lunch and beverage from Jason’s Deli.

RSVP required by April 29:

info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org or call 210-695-5328 and leave your name and a message. When you RSVP, we will send you information on how to pay your lunch fee in advance.

12th Biannual Exhibit at city hall

The Historical Society of Helotes Exhibit, "Helotes History, The Middle Years, 1900-1981," is open to the public and will remain on display at Helotes City Hall until the summer.
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We Need Your Support!

Please consider donating to the Historical Society of Helotes in 2018, and remember that your donations are tax-deductible. The Society will be sending a fundraising letter in April to all our members and supporters that will provide information on the projects and programs your funds have supported and will continue to support. Your generous gifts will help us in our mission to preserve our rich local history and share that knowledge with others.