February 2014 
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- Exhibits and Events

     Admission is always free

Coming in February...

Civilian Conservation Corp. Camp Exhibit


February's Free Presentation

Love Gone Bad:Tragic Love Stories of Douglas County

Local historian Shaun Boyd has scoured the archives for tales of love, murder, sacrifice, divorce and other relationship issues in the history of Douglas County. Shaun will tell true love (and not so lovely) stories of Douglas County just in time for Valentine's Day. February 13, 7:00 P.M. Philip S. Miller Library. Refreshments at 6:30.

- February Calendar

  • February- The CCC camp exhibit
  • February 13 - Love Gone Bad (Free Presentation)

- Coming up

  • Walking, bike and trolley tours coming this spring and summer
Thank you to our event sponsor,  The Cakery, who provides glorious goodies at CRHS events.

- History Corner

It Could Have Been A "100"

     A story passed down through the years in the Berry family, is one involving my great grandfather, Swan August Peterson, an immigrant from Sweden. He was the manager of the Hathaway rhyolite quarry on Lake Gulch Road during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. A railroad spur line ran from the Denver and Rio Grande Depot out to the quarry to provide for easier handling and shipping of the rhyolite building stones.
     From time-to-time Great Grandpa would load his bicycle on the train and ride it to Colorado Springs to collect payments from customers around the city. He would use his bike to get from place to place. When he got his work completed and got back to the railroad station, if a train was not scheduled to be going to Castle Rock, the story is he would just ride his bike back home.
     If one knows what a "100" was at the time, the story does not sound far-fetched as all. By the turn of the 20th century, bicycling had become a major form of entertainment, especially for the wealthier folks in and around Denver. A path had been built from Denver to Palmer Lake along Plum Creek. So a good activity on a weekend was to ride the 50 miles from Denver to Palmer Lake, have lunch, and return to Denver, thus completing "100" mile excursion in one day. Great Grandpa didn't even have to ride that far!!
-John Berry 

- News

Where's Lionel?

Lionel Oberlin, the first Director of the Castle Rock Museum, has moved to Seattle to be near his daughter, Wendy. He has an apartment at the Emeritus Senior Living Center.  His new address is
805 4th Ave. N. #254
Seattle, Wa. 98109 
I am sure he would love to get a card from his many old friends.

Recycle - Save those aluminum cans!!

The museum collects and recycles aluminum cans to raise money for matching grants. Bring those cans to the museum and use the green container next to the bathroom. Aluminum cans only please. Anything else will be removed by the recycling company. Help the environment and raise a little money for the museum. 
Colorado Gives Day donations to were up 90% over last year. Thank you to all that generously donated.
Mission: The Castle Rock Historical Society operates the Castle Rock museum, celebrates, educates, and brings together people interested in the preservation of the heritage of the Castle Rock, Colorado area.
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