Celebrating the Legacy of Excellence at IKEA

IKEA Live Oak is highlighting our Legacy of Excellence awards and the awardees the month of February.  Stop in the IKEA Restaurant to see the legacy of Dr. G.J. Starnes and Dr. Dianna Burns Banks, Mary Lillian Andrews and Tommy Calvert Sr., Hattie Briscoe and the Honorable Yolanda Huff, G.J. Sutton and Oliver Hill. On the weekends children can engage in hands-on-activities and storytelling.

Life After Emancipation in the San Antonio Region

Historical Society of Helotes Gardens of Old Town Heltes, 15060 Antonio Drive, Helotes

Photo: Women laundress at the San Antonio River, circa 1870 courtesy of the Institute of Texan Cultures The Historical Society of Helotes presents our historian, Cristal Mendez for a presentation exploring African Americans in San Antonio and surrounding rural areas in the years immediately following emancipation. Formerly enslaved individuals found that freedom came with new challenges involving unfair city ordinances that kept them from advancing. Still, there were opportunities for civic leaders, entrepreneurs, and communities to flourish. Learn how their legacies have left a lasting impact on San Antonio.