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

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You are invited to join us for the next Historical Presentation: Important Historical Documents of Douglas County
Nancy Sotomayor  will present on September 12 at 7:00 pm. Join us with Nancy Sotomayor of Douglas County archives for a look at an array of important historic documents. The docs will be in the house!  Here is a link to the Douglas County History website. Please join us at 7:00-8:00 pm at P.S. Miller Library. Refreshments at 6:30 by The Cakery.


Museum Report
  • Douglas County Quilt TrailRailroad Baggage Cart donated by couple in Black Forest.  We picked up with Kent’s Car Trailer.  Talking to Railroad museum about restoration needs. Come check it out. It would make a neat picnic table!
  • 179 Visitors last month, including visitors from 14 states and Canada
  • Work on county window as soon as access arranged.
  • Walking & Biking tours – good crowd. 17 bikes bearing Boy Scouts and around 15 walkers
  • Our quilt block for the Douglas County Quilt Trail is complete and permanently installed. The quilt block represents a Railroad Crossing sign. Look for other squares on the quilt trail around town. Maps available at the Museum.
  • Briefed Town Council on 2nd Quarter
  • Briefed CRHPB on Trolley Tour and thanked for Window Grant
  • State Historical Fund Grant – Work complete.  Awaiting funds from state.
  • County Fair booth Sat 10 Aug.
  • Dr. Alexander exhibit, Grand opening Sunday 14 Jul, 9am to 1pm. Huge attendance and   response.  Must See! Jim and I interviewed by News-Press
  • Took 500 flyers to Chamber of Commerce for relocation packages.

Exhibits and Events 
Come see our permanent and rotating exhibits. Admission is always free!

  • Indian Artifacts through September
  • Castle Rock leaf fossils again on loan from Denver Museum of Nature and Science for a year 

Society Report
  • Alexander MOB DisplayThe July Historical Presentation featured Lee Whiteley's "Trails to Interstate: Transportation Systems Across the Palmer Divide". This transportation corridor has facilitated and encouraged commerce, communication, and tourism to the region. Lee's old images of the Numbered Highways and advertisements were especially fun to look at.  Lee and wife Jane have authored five books including The Cherokee Trail, The Yellowstone Highway, and The Lincoln Highway in Colorado. They are associate producers of the PBS documentary “Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway.” Check with the Museum on how to purchase their books and videos.
  • Historic walking and biking tours at 10:30 am on the fourth Saturday continue to be fun. Thanks to Maria Lunn for the photos from the August tour. Please join us Saturday September 28 for the last tour of the summer. It's free and family-friendly and accessible to people of all abilities. Park at the Museum and walk or bike over to The Courtyard at Siena (3rd and Perry St.). See you there!
  • The CRHS monthly Board meeting is open to the public. Join us 6:00-8:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Philip S. Miller Library meeting room.  Meeting minutes on the web site


  • September 12 - Nancy Sotomayer, DC Clerk and Recorder Office presents "Important Documents of Douglas County".
  • The Wildlife Experience series of outdoor workshops 
  • October 10 - TBD
  • September 28 - Walking and biking tours
  • November 14 - Veterans' History Project
  • December 12 - Castle Rock Starlighting History by Shaun Boyd
Join us second Thursdays, 6:30 pm at P.S. Miller Library for refreshments. The presentation starts at 7:00. The Presentation Series is free and open to all! Thank you to The Cakery, event sponsor, who provides glorious goodies. 

Opportunities for Contribute
You know we need you! Thank you to those who help with hands, and with money. Whatever your skill it can help the community in your historical little town of Castle Rock. to chat.

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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