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Grand Opening of the Castle Rock Museum’s New Exhibit “Westward Ho:Trailblazers of Douglas County”

Join us for the grand opening of our new exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum entitled, “Westward Ho: Trailblazers of Douglas County”. We will have several Mountain Men on hand with all the equipment needed for a venture across Colorado in the 1800’s. Stop by April 14, 2018 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm to meet the … Continue reading »

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CRHSM Presentation for April

In honor of the new exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum on the early explorers in Douglas County opening in April, our monthly presentation on Thursday, April 12, 2018 will be by local historian, Kent Brandebery on the film “The Stephen Long Expedition”. Kent was the band director at Douglas County High School for many … Continue reading »

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CRHSM Presentation for March

Join us on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 for a visual treat featuring films about local history for a movie & popcorn night with the Castle Rock Historical Society. We will be highlighting the history of the Cherokee Castle in a film by our own Channel 8. You’ll also learn all about the moving of the … Continue reading »

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for February

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s monthly presentation for February will be about Rev. John L. Dyer. Rev. Dyer is considered an important figure in Colorado history and his picture is shown in one of the stained-glass windows in the dome of the Colorado State Capital.  He originally worked as a farmer and miner … Continue reading »

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for January 2018

Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 for a presentation by Cindy Malone of Malone Media Group about the old mining Town of Uravan. In the 1950’s business was booming on the Western Slope, Uranium was all the rage and Grand Junction was at the heart of it all.  So, why did Grand Junction … Continue reading »

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Colorado Gives Day is coming!!!!

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WWI Re-Enactors here for closing of exhibit

Join us on Sat. Nov. 11, 2017 for a Veteran’s Day tribute and closing of the WWI exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum.  Re-enactors will join us for the official end of our exhibit in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I.  The re-enactors will be on hand … Continue reading »

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for November

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 for a presentation by Teri Johnson on Mary Elitch who was the founder of Elitch Gardens.  For more than a century Elitch’s was one of the most popular entertainment destinations in Colorado.  It was nationally known for its luscious gardens, the Trocadero Ballroom, the Theatre at the … Continue reading »

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Walking Tour of Bear Canyon Cemetery

Please join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for a walking tour of the Bear Canyon Cemetery off Highway 105. The Bear Canyon Cemetery was founded in 1872 and contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Sedalia, Castle Rock and Douglas County. Please meet at the Bear Canyon Cemetery at 397 … Continue reading »

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for October

Please join us on Thursday, October 12, 2017 for a presentation by Shaun Boyd (Senior Archivist, Douglas County Libraries) on Ghostly Happenings and reports of paranormal research in Douglas County.  She will tell tales of spooky events of the past and how researchers try to record these events today.  Jake Jacobs from Colorado Paranormal Investigators … Continue reading »

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