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The Toughest Town on Earth, Helena Texas.

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About Us

How We're Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us understand the myriad of the local history,  giving respect to the area, from the Cowboy, through today's society. With the help of our tireless staff, we educate students and tourists alike.  Telling the story of Karnes County and Helena, 'The Toughest Town in the World'

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!


Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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Helena, Texas and Karnes County Historical Society

State Highway 80 and Farm Road 81

830 780 3210


Friday through Monday 10am until 4pm