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Sociedad Herencia Puertorriqueña (SHP) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization founded in 1984, in San Antonio, with the objective of promoting and maintaining the Puerto Rican culture and traditions alive in the city. The organization also promotes personal and career development through scholarships offered to high school students interested in pursuing a higher education. The SHP is also committed to supporting the community at large by participating in civic endeavors in the city.

In 1988, our now traditional biennial Festival de Puerto Rico was established in commemoration of the discovery of Puerto Rico in 1493. This cultural event is now expected and welcomed as it brings together families from all across Texas in the spirit of celebration showcasing our rich culture, traditional art, food, and music. At times, musicians and artisans come directly from Puerto Rico to share their distinctive talents.

Other cultural events offered by SHP include art exhibits, piano concerts, presentation of folklore dance troupes and concerts with various performers, as well as, distinguished authors that come directly from the island.

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Our Culture

August 23, 2016 |

15th Puerto Rican Festival

Puerto Rican Heritage Society Presents 15th Puerto Rican Festival  OCTOBER 23, 2016 San Antonio Shrine Auditorium Noon – 6 PM Tickets Now Available!!...

May 1, 2016 |

New Members 2016

Back Row Left to Right:  Edna Matos, Waleska Velazquez, Vilma Amell, Luz Rivera, Yanira Rodriguez, Ana Maldonado, Marta Burgos   Front Row, Left to Right:  Alicia Felix, Maria L. Perez, Ivonne E. Gonazlez   Not Present:   Gloria Diaz, Cristina Mendez Piña, Ana I. Rodriguez   On April 9, 2016 at Milano’s Restaurant, 13 women were initiated into the Puerto Rican Heritage Society.  Welcome...

April 24, 2016 |

Scholarship Award Ceremony

On Saturday, April 23, 2016  nine students were awarded a $1,000 scholarship each at the Brook Hollow Library at 530 Heimer Road in San Antonio, TX 78232.   Eight students of Puerto Rican descent received the Héctor Méndez scholarship and one non-Puerto Rican student accepted the Luz G. Amadeo scholarship. The Puerto Rican Heritage Society is very proud to promote and to help develop high school seniors as they pursue their higher education.  ...

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