Historical Society of Helotes Meeting to Feature History of Native American Aboriginal Peoples

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Historical Society of Helotes Meeting to feature history of Native American Aboriginal Peoples

The General Meeting of the Historical Society of Helotes will be held Tuesday, November 1 at the Gardens at Old Town Helotes at 15060 Antonio Drive from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Featured guest speaker is Rudy De La Cruz Jr., director of the Texas Heritage Project of American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions. His presentation is titled “Aboriginal Bands & Native Americans of the South-Central Texas Region (1600s-1700s).”

De La Cruz co-founded the Texas Heritage Project of American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AITSCM) in 2014 and has served as its project director, and editor and contributor to the AITSCM Book Series on Texas Heritage. Rudy holds Master’s degrees in Public Administration and Political Science from St. Mary’s University. On the Adjunct Faculty for the Alamo Community College District for 24 years, he taught Political Science and Texas Government courses at Northwest Vista College, St. Philip’s College, and Palo Alto College.

He will share his experiences and revelations while conducting research on Aboriginal Bands & Native Americans of South-Central Texas in support of land acknowledgement development activities for Bexar County-based higher education institutions.

A deluxe box lunch from Jason’s Deli can be ordered online at the Historical Society of Helotes website under the Meetings tab. Member cost is $12, guests $16. Order from five menu items.

The meal order is your RSVP. If you are not going to order a meal, but plan to attend, please email info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org to RSVP. Reservation/meal order must be made by October 30. Guests who do not order a meal are asked to donate $5 at the door.

This meeting is open to the public.