April 2014 

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- Exhibits and Events

     *Admission is always free

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp  Exhibit

The Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC Camp, was located in Castle Rock just south of Founders Parkway from 1934 to 1941. Using photographs, architect students from Arapahoe Community College re-created models of the camp and donated them to the historical society for temporary display in the museum. Along with these models we also have on display several items used in the CCC camp in Morrison Colorado, and a short video about the camp that aired on DC8.

Architect student Anastacia Novikova, who worked on the project, and her teacher Greg Houston (pictured left) were in attendance at the successful opening of the new exhibit. 


        There has been an addition to the
      Continental Divide Raceway exhibit. 

                  "Showdown at CDR"

Featuring Jim Hall in his #66 Birdcage Masarati vs. Carroll Shelby driving the #2 Scarab.
Wonderful new information on numerous race cars and their iconic American legends.

April's Free Presentation

April 10, 2014
Refreshments at 6:45 pm, Presentation at 7:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library
100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, Co. 80104
Jim Sawatzki's "Landmark for All". Hear about how this hometown history was made, aired on PBS, and how Jim spent his career documenting local communities. See more at

- April Calendar

  • April 10 - Castle Rock Historical Society's FREE Presentation - "Landmark for All"

Coming in May...

  • Castle Rock Historical Society FREE Presentation
    Jerry Persall, Lecturer
    WHAT: “Soul-Melting Scenery – A Naturalist’s Not          
    Terribly Technical Interpretation of Castle Rock
    Landforms” or, â€œWhere Did the Dirt Go?"
    WHERE: Phillip Miller Library in Castle Rock, Colorado
                     100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, Co 80104
    WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014; refreshments at
                    6:30pm program starts at 7:00pm
    WHY: Everyone loves a FREE presentation from the 
                Castle Rock Historical Society.


  • Trolley Tours
    May 31st ONLY- Tours begin in the parking lot of
    The Castle Rock Museum located at
    420 Elbert Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104
    Departure times are as follows:
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    11:30 am
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    Call or email to reserve your seat!
    Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164


- Coming Soon

  • Walking and bike tours coming this summer.

- History Corner

The UFO of Daniels Park    

It has been reported that on Thursday, April 7, 1966 six teenagers were talking under a park shelter at a picnic site in Daniels Park.  At 11:40 pm they heard footsteps on the roof of the shelter followed by seeing a large humanoid figure passing in front of a light in a nearby field. The teens then witnessed four football shaped objects with changing colors that were moving and making sounds in the sky. They tried to leave the area but the car’s engine would not immediately start. When it did, the lights then followed them from the picnic site. Two days later on Saturday April 9th at least 50 cars were in the park using Geiger counters, tape recorders, telescopes and binoculars looking for signs that the claims the teenagers made were true. The then sheriff dismissed them as a dream and that there was nothing to the claims. There was however a picture (above) taken on March 31, 1966 in Daniels Park showing a round red light with an intense yellow center. UFO or NO?


- News


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. 
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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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.
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