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Past Events

 Grand Opening of the World War I Exhibit

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War I, the Castle Rock Museum has a new exhibit that will run through November 2017.  For the Grand Opening of the exhibit we had a celebration including WWI re-enactors and their own memorablia.  We had a record crowd and good weather.

Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery

The Cedar Hill Cemetery was founded in 1875 and is the only cemetery in Castle Rock.  It contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Castle Rock and Douglas County.  The annual tour of the cemetery hosted by the CRHSM draws a very big crowd.  The guided tour is highlighted by CRHSM members portraying several distinctive people from local history.  This year we heard stories of Elias Dyer, Mary Briscoe Enderud, Dr. George Alexander, Philip S. Miller and others.

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Heritage Walking Tours are back

June 25, 2016 kicked off the 2016 season for the Downtown Castle Rock Heritage walking Tours.  There will be a tour on the 4th Saturday of every month from June – September. The 45 minute tours begin at The Courtyard on Perry Street, between 3rd and 4th streets, and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street. Group and bike tours are available by reservation. (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.  Tours are Free.

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7th Annual Trolley Tour

Another wonderful crowd came for the 7th Annual Trolley Tour on May 14, 2016.  This year’s focus was on “History in our Neighborhood” visiting areas outside of Downtown Castle Rock including Rhyolite park and other quarries, the old towns of Douglas and New Memphis and other points of interest along the way.

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1st Annual Victoria’s Tea

We enjoyed our first Tea fundraiser for the Historical Society on May 21, 2016.  The sold out event was a great success and we look forward to many more in the future.

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2015 Heritage Walking and Biking Tours of Downtown Castle Rock

June 27 kicked off the 2015 Heritage tours of Castle Rock. Tours will continue on the fourth Saturday of the month in July, August and September. The 45 minute tours begin at The Courtyard on Perry Street, between 3rd and 4th streets, and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street. Group and bike tours are available by reservation. (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org Tours are Free.

6th Annual Trolley Tour

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We had a full house for our Annual Trolley Tour on May 16, 2015. All seats were full for our five tours of sites in Castle Rock related to the 1965 flood that devastated Castle Rock, Larkspur, Sedalia, and Denver. If you missed it you can still stop at the Museum and see many of the headlines and pictures from that June 16, 1965 flood.

FREE Tour of the Last Operational Rhyolite Quarry in Castle RockIMG_0260

Posted by Brigette Owen – November 2014

In conjunction with our newest exhibit at the museum Tom Smith from Douglas County Split Stone Company of Sedalia will be leading a tour of the Mencenberg Quarry, the last operational rhyolite quarry in Douglas County. Saturday, November 8, 2014. Please meet at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street, at 11:00 am for carpooling. Tour ends at 1:00 pm. Contact the Castle Rock Museum for more information (303) 814-3164 Museum@CastleRockHistoricalSociety.org

FREE Walking or Biking Tours of Historic Castle Rock

Posted by Brigette Owen – June 2014

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum offers heritage walking tours of historic downtown Castle Rock on the fourth Saturday of each month from June 28, 2014 through September. The 45 minute walking tour begins at 10:30 am. Tours start at the Courtyard on Perry Street, next to Siena Restaurant, and end at the Museum. Reservations are not required for these lively and entertaining tours, they are free and all are welcome! Bring your walking shoes! All types of bicycles are welcome! Free parking at the Museum. Free bike rentals at CastleRockFreeCycle.com.

May 19 2010: Historical Trolley Tour

Posted by Dan DeLeo on April 21, 2010

Traditionally, for the past two summer/fall seasons, the Castle Rock Historical Society has offered historic walking tours. This year, in commemoration of Historic Preservation Month, a kick-off tour with the Town Trolley is planned on May 15, 2010. This unique tour will offer the chance to see historic sites not available on the traditional walking tours. The duration of the tour will be approximately one hour with three separate tours beginning at 9:30 am, 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Each tour will begin and end at the Castle Rock Museum. The tour will visit the Sante Fe Train Depot, Madge Quarry, the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, New Memphis Colony, Scott Ranch and more. The fascinating histories of these sites will be narrated by three of our most illustrious and long-time Town historians.

Evolution of the Colorado Front Range: A View from the Denver Basin

Posted by Dan DeLeo on April 21, 2010

Dr. Ian Miller, the Department Chair of Earth Science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will present “Evolution of the Colorado Front Range: A View from the Denver Basin” on May 20, 2010 at the Douglas County Event Center Conference Room at 500 Fairgrounds Dr. Dr. Miller is a paleobotonist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and a champion of bringing science to the public. He will discuss the makeup of the Denver Basin Area and what was learned from the two discoveries made in the last decade in the Castle Rock area. The evening starts with refreshments and social at 6:30pm and the program at 7pm. The program is free and open to the public.

Dr. Miller’s talk kicks off the new exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum, “When Castle Rock was a Rainforest”. The museum will host artifacts from the digs, on loan from the Denver Museum, through October. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164 or crmuseum@comcast.net.


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