July 2016

Castle Rock Historical Society 
and Museum

Admission is Always FREE!!


- Exhibits and Events

Come enjoy the official opening of the new D&RG display on July 16th.



Come learn about the history of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway and walk on the same floor so many folks did over 140 years ago.

The Montezuma - the engine that powered the first train through       Castle Rock.

July's Presentation Program

Please note that the monthly presentation will not be on Thursday for July.  It will be on Saturday, July 16th at the Castle Rock Museum.


Join us for a "Member Social" on Sat. July 16th from 2:00pm - 4:00 at the Castle Rock Museum. We will be serving root beer floats and enjoying good conversation.


For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum

July's Calendar

  • July 16, 2016  -  Member Social at Castle Rock Museum, 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
  • July 23, 2016  -  Walking tour of Downtown Castle Rock.  Meet at the Courtyard on Perry between 3rd & 4th at 10:30am.
Visit for more information on upcoming presentations and exhibits at the museum.

  • Aug. 11, 2016  -  Presentation about renowned railroad painter and WWII fighter pilot, Howard Fogg by Dick & Janet Fogg 
  • Aug. 27, 2016 - Walking tour of Historic Castle Rock.  The tour begins at the Courtyard on Perry Street at 10:30am.
History Corner
Below is an article from "The Record Journal" newspaper advertising the Fourth of July celebration in 1912.  Things haven't changed too much in 100 years.

- THE 5 W's

Do you know about this present
day historical location?

Last Month's Photo

The Burgess House: 121 Cantril Street
The home's longest owner and resident was H.G. "Pete" Burgess.  Mr. Burgess was Mayor of Castle Rock from 1964 - 1973 and owned Burgess Motors.  Pete and his siblings used their inheritance from their Uncle, Charlie Burgess, to build the Burgess Memorial Pool located in Centennial Park.

Membership Update

Membership renewals for the third quarter will go out soon.  Please consider continuing to support the CRHS with your membership if you haven't done so already.  Thank you to all those who have already renewed for this year.
     Student - $10.00
     Individual - $20.00
     Family - $35.00
     Lifetime - $150.00
     Lifetime Family - $250.00

If you haven't visited the museum lately, please come by and see the permanent and ever changing displays.  You might learn something new or even teach us something new.

Thank you from all of us at the Castle Rock Historical Society.

- Historical Society News

Castle Rock Historical Society Board

The Castle Rock Historical Society Board meets the second Monday of each month.  Meetings are held at the Castle Rock Museum at 5:15pm. All Historical Society members are welcome to attend.

President - Dorothy Kelly
Vice President - Cindy Malone
Secretary -  Lynette McNairy
Treasurer - Jim Allamian 
Education - Guy Mordeaux
Events and Fundraising - Open
Historian - Open
Asst. Sec./Treas. - Suzie Perry

Looking for something to do?  We have just the thing for you.  There are a few open positions on the Historical Society Board.  Please consider joining this wonderful group.


Thank you to Gloria Kuhn for providing refreshments for the 
monthly presentation.

Thank you to Suzie Perry for conducting the Walking Tour and to Maria Lunn for working so hard to repair the train.

If you would like to volunteer for refreshments for September, please call the museum 303-814-3164.

Volunteer Opportunities

Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum

Member Meeting Refreshments – Sign up to bring and/or coordinate members to bring refreshments to membership meetings. 

Tour Planner and Organizer – The society and museum plan visits to local sites related to exhibits at the museum or tours to sites of interest to the historically minded.  

Historic Marker Manager – The Historical Society has initiated the Historic Marker Program in Castle Rock.  The manager would keep current markers up to date and work to add sites to the program.

Docent – The museum can use docents to cover for vacation time for museum staff.  Docents conduct tours of the museum. 

-In Our Community

  • There are 3 open seats on the Town Preservation Board for anyone interested in preserving Castle Rock's history.

  • The museum is asking if anyone has any old copies of the Castle Rock Journal newspaper or other local newspapers from 1875.   Please contact the museum if you would be willing to let us take a look at the papers.

Commemorative Brick Courtyard 

The courtyard at the Castle Rock Museum is continuing to expand, stop by and purchase your own commemorative brick for yourself, a loved one, a business, or even your most cherished animal companion. 

- In the Gift Shop

Looking for a unique gift? Come down to the Castle Rock Museum's gift shop for all your historic Castle Rock and Douglas County gifts. We are stocked in 2016 calendars, books about Castle Rock and Douglas County history.  Also, a handful of children's railroad themed toys, and a limited number of local Castle Rock postcards.

Featured this month:

"Castle Rock, A Grass Roots History

by Robert Lowenberg 


"Philip Simon Miller"

by Debbie Buboltz



You can now support CRHS by shopping on Amazon!!

Do you shop on Amazon?  A lot of people do.  So, how's about you help out the CRHS by going to when you do you're online shopping.

You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the CRHS. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device, search and select Castle Rock Historical Society and begin shopping and supporting CRHS. 

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.
Many thanks to those who have already contributed!

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.
Support the Castle Rock Historical Society. Join as a member, make a donation, or sell an item on eBay.

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Opportunities to Contribute

You know we need you!! Thank you to those who help with hands, time and money. Whatever your skill is, it can help the community in your historical little town of Castle Rock.
To find out how you can help email .

Castle Rock Museum Hours
Wed. - Fri  12:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Sat. 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
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