Organization

The San Antonio Living History Association (SALHA) is a non-profit corporation under the IRS Section 501(c)(3).  All SALHA contributions are tax deductible.  Established in 1988, the SALHA educational efforts and promotion of heritage tourism in Alamo Plaza, La Villita, and other historical sites, have been recognized by the San Antonio City Council, the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Operations Department, and the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs as a community resource.

SALHA MISSION STATEMENT  – The San Antonio Living History Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to interpreting Texas’ past for city and state citizens 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. Living history interpretation is an educational storytelling process that incorporates multiple art forms including theater, music, drama, dance, visual and apparel arts. The objectives of SALHA interpretive programs are to educate, engage, and entertain audiences while enhancing their historical experiences.

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 has been recognized by the San Antonio City Council, the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Downtown Operations Dept. as a community resource.

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.

 

2014-15 SALHA Officers

Office Name Email Phone
President Hilario De La Peña Send Email (210) 517-8265
Vice President Phillip De La Peña Send Email (210) 241-6432
Secretary Anne-Marie Berglund Send Email (210) 464-2239
Treasurer Gary Luinstra Send Email (210) 219-7181

SALHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Title Name Email Phone
Chairman Robert M. Benavides Send Email (210) 273-1730
President Hilario De La Peña Send Email (210) 517-8265
Vice President Phillip De La Peña Send Email (210) 241-6432
Director Edward A. Heath
Director David Kuykendall Send Email
Director Paul M. Vance
Director Martin Vasquez