Come out for our upcoming events and support your Historical Society!
Join us Monday Oct. 22 for the Annual Membership Meeting
Join us 6:00-8:00 pm. We will enjoy a presentation by Larry Schlupp, report on 2012 activities, give a preview of 2013, and elect Directors. We meet at at Theatre of Dreams , 735 Park St., Castle Rock. See you there!
Saturday 17, Starlighting, featuring "The Star of Castle Rock" from "A Castle Rock Christmas" 5:00 pm Downtown
Monday 19, Camp Amache talk featuring Barbara Darden 7:00 pm, Theatre of Dreams
A Castle Rock Christmas Album
"A Castle Rock Christmas" is on schedule for November delivery. Here is a preview of our special new song, "The Castle Rock Star," poem by Helen Lowry Marshall, music and adaptation by Matt Sirbu. http://youtu.be/BwgFyObRaYE
We will sing it at Starlighting on November 17. Reserve your album at the Membership Meeting for the discounted price of $10. Your advance sale helps fund production. You may also order on the web site
or at the Museum.
Then and Now-Holding History in Your Hand
The Society’s historical marker program, “Then and Now-Holding history in your Hand” is in full swing. We have researched and written stories about 12 of the 20 walking tour properties in the roll-out program. Three markers are installed, City Hotel, Bank of Douglas County, and the Museum.
Adventist Hospital Partnership
We are partnering with the Adventist Hospital to promote their CastleRockFreeCycle.com bike rental program as part of our bicycling program. The Adventist Hospital also invited the Society to curate an exhibit at the new hospital about historical medicine. We are assisting them in naming one of their medical office buildings after one of Castle Rock’s first physicians.
Window and Door Restoration
The Museum’s window and door restoration is underway. The restoration firm took the windows and doors in September and installation is expected in December. This project was funded through a grant and is expected to cost about $36,000. This quarter was usually has the largest number of visitors to the museum with 658 this year.
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 Director - Angie Deleo
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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.