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Here is the February CRHS Newsletter. See what we've been up to and join us for upcoming events.
Thursday 14, Membership Meeting. Presentation: Artists of Pikes Peak featuring Jim Sawatzki. Jim is a Telly Award winning and Emmy Nominated producer and director. Jim has been documenting Front Range Colorado history since 1992. Join us at 6:30 pm at P.S. Miller Library. Open to all.
Thursday 21, Board Meeting, 6:00-8:00 pm. Open to all.
Be sure to put the Membership meetings on your calendar. They are the second Thursdays of each month at P.S. Miller Library.
The Museum hosted 93 visitors in January, our highest January visitor count to date. Visitors included school groups, an AARP senior group, visitors from other states and from Canada.
The Adventist Hospital exhibit preparation proceeds on schedule. In the Museum the restored baggage doors are hung and they look great. The windows are nearing completion, we are having an authentic faux finish applied. The original faux finish was discovered after the restorers got through a dozen layers of paint to the original finish. The Eagle Scouts built a fence across the back of the property. The fence improves privacy and makes the garden feel cozier.
Museum personnel receive ongoing training to foster excellence. Recent training includes a conservation conference, emergency planning, building codes, and new technologies in documenting historic buildings.
In 2013 the Museum plans to provide two or three rotating exhibits related to Castle Rock, and to work with the Town to enhance their meaning to the community. Exhibit production is dependent on the window work schedule. We want to make sure everything is securely installed before placing a new exhibit. This year the Museum would like to continue conservation and restoration on the Museum depot itself. We have started a grant match fund with a goal of $5000.
The February Membership Meeting featured Shaun Boyd, Douglas County Library Archivist. Shaun lead a lively discussion about women in Douglas County history. Women who outlasted multiple husbands and raised children on their own, women whose determination kept their families safe from the dangers of the wild west, and women whose courage and adventurous spirit made today's life possible for all of us! Thank you to The Cakery, event sponsor, who provided tempting Valentine's Day treats! More photos on our Facebook page.
CRHS continues our organizational goals this year with creating an Employee Handbook. Our guest speaker at the February Board meeting was Deborah Brackney, Vice President at Mountain States Employers' Council. Deborah advised the Board on the contents of an Empolyee Handbook. A well-written handbook welcomes employees, talks about the employer's philosophy, and lets employees know what to expect from the employer.
CRHS is launching a year-long membership drive to increase both individual and corporate membership. We are proud to present Jerri Wheelhouse as our new Corporate Membership Chair. Potential Corporate Members can reach her at Membership@CastleRockHistoricalSociety.org. Corporate members can join at a variety of levels. Here is a PDF file describing the levels. Here is a Corporate Membership application. Individual Members enjoy discounts from Corporate Members, so it's a great combination!
Individual member benefits include: Monthly email and quarterly printed newsletter, free tickets to local events, discounts at local businesses, Members-only events, Membership card, and discounts on merchandise. If you are not a member, sign up today!
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. See the web site or email President@CastleRockHistoricalSociety.org for more information.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you at events and around town!