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Castle Rock Historical Society
Castle Rock Depot, circa 1900. Reisle. Douglas County History Research Center
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Calendar

  • Thursday June 13 - Larry Schlupp impersonates “Chess” Oakes in the Life & Times of Oakes.” Reception at 6:30, presentation at 7:00. Philip S. Miller Library on Wilcox St.
  • Saturday June 22 - Walking and biking tours. Park at the Museum and walk/bike to The Courtyard at Siena at 3rd and Perry streets. The tours start at 10:30 am, last around 45 minutes, and end up at the Museum. Family friendly and free.
  • Thursday July 11 - Jim Sawatzki, Filmmaker. Jim Sawatzki will present on July 11 a fascinating artists of the region. Artists of Pikes Peak. Jim is a Telly Award winning and Emmy Nominated producer and director who has been documenting Front Range Colorado history since 1992.
  • Saturday July 27 - Walking and biking tours, 10:30 am. Park at the Museum and walk/bike to The Courtyard at Siena at 3rd and Perry streets. The tours start at 10:30 am, last around 45 minutes, and end up at the Museum. Family friendly and free.
  • Saturday August 17 - Summer Party at the Museum, "Circle the Wagons, a Modern Day Chuck Wagon Dinner." 
  • Saturday August 24 - Walking and biking tours, 10:30 am. Park at the Museum and walk/bike to The Courtyard at Siena at 3rd and Perry streets. The tours start at 10:30 am, last around 45 minutes, and end up at the Museum. Family friendly and free.
First Americans Exhibit

News

Museum Report

Native American Exhibit
Indian artifacts from Colorado tribes that visited the Castle Rock area will be at the museum until the end of September.  The display is a collection by one of our members.  Some of the items were acquired when his mother taught Indians.  

Castle Rock FossilsReturn of the Castle Rock Fossils
At one time, 64 million years ago, Castle Rock was a rainforest.  This discovery was made during the widening of Interstate 25 through Castle Rock.  The leaf fossils are again on loan from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  See this great scientific discovery.  

Historic Trolley Tour
This year’s historic trolley tour of Castle Rock featured the 20 businesses that participate in the Historic Marker Program.  Over 130 people participated in the 5 guided tours.  Thanks to the tour guides, Shaun Boyd, Jim Hansmann, John Berry and Angie DeLeo.  This is the fourth year we have sponsored the tour in May during Historic Preservation Month.  Each year the tour has had a different theme.  Next month Historic Walking and Biking tours will again be offered on the fourth Saturday of the month.  Contact the museum for more information.


Society Report
Buffalo Bill at Castle Rock Historical Society Membership Meeting. Pictured: Dorothy Kelly, Shaun Boyd and Ashley Suarez.
The Buffalo Bill Experience by the Castle Rock Historical Society was well attended. We had over 40 people and several children. A big Thank You to Gunny Norman for his compelling and funny rendition. Thank You to The Cakery, event sponsor, for refreshments. and, to CRHS Board member organizers Fleta Nockles and Shaun Boyd. Finally, Thank You to all who came it to enjoy the evening. It was our honor to host you! More photos on our Facebook page.

The Society will participate in the Quilt Trails of Colorado Douglas County Trail. The Museum will be on the trail and will display a 2'x2' quilt block on the barn. Several other downtown firms are participating, and a map of the customized quilt blocks will be available at the Chamber. Benefits to CRHS are increased traffic to the Museum, increased exposure in the community, beautifying the premises with an historically relevant image,  gaining another community partner in the Colorado Quilting Council (coloradoquiltcouncil.com). We will let you know when the quilt block is up so you can come see it.

Historic walking and biking tours begin in June and run through September. They are at 10:30 am on the fourth Saturday of each month. Tours are free and family-friendly and accessible to people of all abilities. Park at the Museum and walk/bike over to The Courtyard at Siena (3rd and Perry St.). See you there!

Opportunities for Members

Do you want to improve your profesional skills? Deepen your connections to the community? Have fun? If so, CRHS can help. We have rewarding opportunities for community service in the areas of management, event planning, educational programs, membership, art, leadership and more. EmailPresident@CastleRockHistoricalSociety.org for more information.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you at events and around town!
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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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