Mission Statement

The San Antonio Living History Association is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to interpreting Texas’ past for city and state residents, students and visitors, using living history programs, demonstrations, and recreated portrayals of significant historical events.

OUR GOAL is to promote greater understanding of San Antonio’s rich heritage using authentic skills of living history interpretation in schools and at historic sites in San Antonio and Texas.

OUR PURPOSE is to educate, engage, and entertain audiences, while expanding their historical and cultural horizons. Living history interpretation is an educational method that incorporates many presentation forms that includes acting, music, dance, period skills, fashions, and historical storytelling.

BACKGROUND The San Antonio Living History Association (SALHA) is a non-profit corporation under IRS Section 501(c)(3). All SALHA contributions and dues are tax deductible. The all volunteer corporation has a Constitution, Bylaws and Event Liability Insurance for Members. SALHA annually promotes Heritage Tourism in San Antonio and is recognized by the San Antonio City Council, the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City’s Department for Cultural and Creative Development, and the City’s Downtown Development and Operations Department, the Texas Historical Foundation and the San Antonio Conservation Society as a community resource.

Membership is open to everyone.