Castle Rock Historical Society
Come out for our upcoming events and support your Historical Society!


  • Join us tomorrow, Monday 17, Kit Carson’s Colorado Connections: Bent’s Old Fort to Daniel’s Park featuring Jerry Persall 7:00 pm. Legendary frontiersman Kit Carson spent a number of years in Colorado as the west was being won. He rode with the 1843 John Fremont expedition alongside East Plum Creek when Fremont observed and named the peculiar geological erosional remnant “Pancake Rock”. The name did not stick. It would not be renamed Castle Rock until 1858. And he stopped in what would become Daniel’s Park in 1868 to build his last campfire before continuing down in a buggy to La Junta where he died a month later at age 59. Come explore “Kit Carson’s Colorado Connections: Bent’s Old Fort to Daniel’s Park” with local historical programmer Jerry Persall on September 17, 2012, 7:00 PM at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock
  • Saturday 29, Walking Tour and Bike Tour 10:30 am, Courtyard by Sienna. The bike tour will explore Plum Creek Trail. Get a free rental bike at
  • Monday 22, Annual Membership Meeting 7:00 pm - We will report on 2012 activities, give a preview of 2013, and elect Directors. The Board presents three new candidates. Please see their bios below. Location and ballots to be sent shortly.
  • Wednesday 31, Ghost Tour - stay tuned for details
  • Saturday 17, Starlighting, Downtown
  • Monday 19, Camp Amache talk featuring Barbara Darden 7:00 pm, Theatre of Dreams


Then and Now-Holding History in Your Hand
The historical Marker program is progressing. The Storyptelling phase is about half completed, and installation begins this week with City Hotel, Victoria's House and he Bank of Douglas County.

Corporate Lifetime Sponsor
Please welcome our new sponsor, Castle Rock Oral and Facial Surgery. Located conveniently near Target they offer complete scope of oral and maxillofacial services using the latest techniques. They also speak Spanish and French for customers' convenience. Check them out today!

Museum's 15th Anniversary Party
Fun Times: The anniversary was a lovely evening with a jazz combo, lots of food and a presentation about the Museum by Director Angie Deleo. The Silent Auction raised nearly $1,000 - Thank You to the donors and everyone who purchased items!

A Castle Rock Christmas Album
We announced our next fund-raising project, a Christmas album! It's called "A Castle Rock Christmas." It is a collaborative complistion Castle Rock musicians: Castle Rock Community Ringers, Castle Rock Chorale, Castle Rock Ad Hoc and St. Francis of Assisi Choir. We are proud to announce a special new song, "The Castle Rock Star," poem by Helen Lowry Marshall, music and adaptation by Matt Sirbu. Reserve your album today for the discounted price of $10. Your advance sale helps fund production. Albums will be available November 1. Order on the web site or at the Museum.

Walking Tour and Bike Tour
August's tours were well-attended by over 40 people! Thirty for the walking tour and about a dozen bicyclists. The walks toured downtown and the bicyclists did the "Rhyolite Ride," through the Craig and Gould neighborhood and downtown. We all met up afterward at the Museum for guided tours. Our friends at thenew Adventist Hospital sponsor the free bike rental and they joined us for the tour riding the distinctive green bikes. If you don't have a bike or don't want to haul it to town for a tour then rent a Castle Rock Free Cycle! Thank You to Angie DeLeo for guiding the walking tour, Angel Horvath for the biking tour, and all our new friends who joined us!

Bike Rack for Museum
The young people in the Youth Program of the Greater Castle Rock Arts Guild have designed a train-themed bike rack for the museum. We are talking to metal workers about production and will keep you updated on progress.

Proposed New Board Members

Vice President - Shaun Boyd - I have been an archivist with the Douglas County History Research Center since 1998. I have a Master's in Library and Information Science from Emporia State University (2003) and an MA in History from Colorado State (1998.) I have worked or volunteered in local museums in Charles City, Iowa; South St. Paul, Minnesota; and Denver and Ft. Collins, Colorado. I am a genealogy nerd, a lover of cemeteries, and a passionate advocate for bringing a sense of place to local communities. I live in Parker, but have intense experience with the history of Castle Rock.

Treasurer - Tom Liotta, CPA - Results oriented, with extensive experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.  Owned my own CPA practice for 10 years, and then decided I wanted to use my skills to help in the not-for-profit sector.   I served as Finance Director and Vice President of Finance for fourteen years with a multi-million dollar national not-for-profit. BOD, Castle Country Assisted Living, Inc.  President 1994-2002, Treasurer 1989-1994,  we built three (3) Assisted Living residences in Douglas county using a variety of funds. Ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. Master of Non-Profit Management, Regis University 2002. Master of Science, Accounting, University of Northern Colorado 1978. Captain in United States Army.

Membership - Brian Stevenson - Brian comes to us from the world of music and art.  He worked in the membership and visitor Service's department of the Phoenix Art Museum, handling new member acquisition and day to day operations of the front desk.  He moved to Castle Rock when his career changed and he began repairing musical instruments.  He works as the Head Woodwind Technician and Retail Sales Manager for the Colorado Institute of Musical Instrument Technology in Castle Rock.  He spends his spare time brewing beer, playing with local brass bands and spoiling his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

Renewing Board Members

President - Angel Horvath
Secretary pro Tem - Fleta Nockels
Education - Guy Mordaux
Museum - Angie Deleo
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Mission: Preservation of Castle Rock History through education on, and appreciation of, our history by opening the Museum and to bring together people interested in the preservation of the heritage of the Castle Rock Colorado area.
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