San Antonio Living History

About Us

Mission Statement

The San Antonio Living History Association (SALHA) is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers continued historical learning to all its members. A special invitation is extended to Social Studies teachers who are interested in adding living history interpretation and experiential learning into their classrooms by teaching students how to research and interpret the stories of the historical persons presented in their TEKS aligned curriculum. Our purpose is to educate, engage and provide resources for Texas history teachers and students, as well as residents and visitors at historic sites in San Antonio and Texas. Living history interpretation is an experiential learning method that uses many presentation forms. Living history education encompasses historical music, acting, dance, period skills, fashions, and documented storytelling that expands local historical and cultural awareness.

Our goal is to promote greater understanding of San Antonio's 300-year history, rich cultures, as chapters in its world heritage status by using authentic skills and stories in our living history interpretation in schools and at historic sites in San Antonio and Texas.

San Antonio Living History is dedicated to preserving the history of San Antonio and the surrounding area. We are a non-profit organization that works to educate the public about the rich history of our city through a variety of programs and events.