mailing address:

    114 e. cevallos

    san antonio, tx  78204-1721

physical address:

    1349 neal road

     bet. applewhite & pleasanton roads

     san antonio, tx  78264

ph. 210.846.9403

fax 210.829.1730



a living land museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River on the far south side of San Antonio preserving, maintaining and interpreting 10,000 years of continual human habitation

LHI website photos by Nancy Cavender-Garcia, Mark Oppelt, Ansen Seale and Jason Winn, among others.

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Download Los Caminos Naturales Trail Map.pdf
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Great for kids (free under 12), grown-ups ($3) & families ($5)--includes access to Los Caminos Naturales Trail System
20+ miles of hike/bike/bridle trails: 
Bring your bike or horse and hit the trails or take a hike!
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Land Heritage Institute invites you to
This Land of Many Hands
A Celebration of Families Linked to the LHI Land
Descendants of Ancient Americans,
Spanish Land Grant Owners, Settlers from the 
American South, Enslaved Peoples of African Descent, 
Tejano and Anglo Farming and Ranching Families…
Second Saturday, October 8, 2016
Land Heritage Institute | LHI
1349 Neal Road, San Antonio, TX  78249
Between Applewhite & Pleasanton/Moursand Roads
Gates open at 10am & close at 4pm
Shared potluck luncheon at 1pm

This is a day for families 
whose ancestors peopled this place. 
We encourage folks to come with open hearts and covered dishes flavored with 
generations of love for this land:
If your granddad worked this property—or your 
abuelita--if they fished or hunted or farmed these acres, bring food that reflects that; or if  your mom made pies from pecans found at this place, 
bake and bring a pie or three—please! 

Remember stories, bring family photos, ancestral papers
—the older the better—
we’ll have a scanner and will be starting an archive. 

Remember too: LHI’s facilities are still in their earliest stages of development; folks should fend for themselves. 
Bring chairs, shade, bug spray, blankets, portable tables—anything you might need for a day of leisure in the country, 
a pleasant picnic in a field full of others 
whose peoples have tread this ground.

We’ll gather near where the Longhorn feed, 
by the old Dairy Barn and the Bunkhouse. 

LHI will supply paper goods, water and restrooms.
This is the first of what will hopefully become 
an annual event. 
But because it is the first, it will be very informal—
no guided tours planned, no hayrides, no chuck wagon. 
Maybe some Longhorns’ll greet ya. 
Come to chat, to meet people, to learn from other families 
who have called this place home. 
Los Caminos Naturales hike/bike/bridle trails 
will be open to explore until four, 
but the only scheduled event is the shared potluck meal at one.
No rain date. No alcohol. No smoking.
This event is free—
but everyone should bring some food to share.
The event is open to anyone who feels they belong here.
If you know someone who should know about this event, please invite them!
RSVP required, email preferred:
mpoppelt@gmail.com, 210-846-9403.