Updates for May 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and recommendations coming from our Governor recently, all CRHSM events and meetings in May will be cancelled.  As much as it saddens the CRHSM Board, this cancel policy includes Victoria’s Tea Fundraiser and our May 9th Trolley Tours.  Our museum remains closed as well.  Continuing the recommended practice of social distancing and no-more-than-groups-of-10 poses to be a great challenge in spaces such as trolleys, public events and being in the museum.

Behind the scenes, the CRHSM is still “working” and our current project has been the establishment of an Instagram account and a media campaign you may have seen on Nextdoor.  We are featuring one Castle Rock location each month with a prompt for folks to contact our museum staff to learn more about the featured place.

We appreciate your continued support.  Let’s continue to take care of ourselves now so we can pass the Castle Rock history on to others in the future.

On behalf of all of us who call ourselves the CRHSM.

Thank You,

Staci McCormack, President

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Updates for March and April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, current recommendations from CDC, and recent closings of public buildings such as the Phillip S. Miller Library, all meetings, events and gatherings are canceled until further notice.  March 19th and April 9th general meetings to be originally held at the Phillip S. Miller Library are canceled.  The Castle Rock Museum remains closed until further notice as a way to protect our valuable staff and visitors. 

As members of a larger community, nation and world, it is our responsibility to help reduce all possible risk of transmission of this virus which the CDC Organization reports can be lethal for our most vulnerable citizens.  

Thank you for your support as we walk through this challenging time together as a community.  Do not hesitate to email me at: museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org with comments or questions.

Respectfully,

Staci McCormack, President CRHSM

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Monthly Presentation Postponed & Museum Temporarily Closed

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, I have determined to cancel the March 19th General Meeting to be originally held at the Phillip S. Miller Library and have required the Castle Rock Museum remain closed until further notice as a way to protect our valuable staff and visitors. 
 
As members of a larger community, nation and world, it is our responsibility to help reduce all possible risk of transmission of this virus which the CDC Organization reports can be lethal for our most vulnerable citizens.  
 
Thank you for your support as we walk through this challenging time together as a community.  Do not hesitate to email me at: museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org with comments or questions.
 
Respectfully,
Staci McCormack, President CRHSM
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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for March

Join us on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020 as Dr. Marcia Goldstein tells the story of the Colorado Women’s Struggle for Suffrage.  Nearly 125 years ago, Colorado women won the battle for the ballot in November, 1893. In the midst of severe economic depression, the rallying cry of “Let the Women Vote!”; was heard from Denver to Durango. Colorado’s astute male voters gained national attention when they approved equal suffrage by popular election for the first time in history. Many people do not know that Colorado women voted and ran for office a quarter-century before the 19th Amendment made women’s suffrage the law of the land in 1920!

Please note this is the 3rd Thursday, not our usual Thursday.

Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104. For more information check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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Meet The Artist Reception for Cindy Welch

Join us for a reception to kick off the opening of our special exhibit ” Castle Rock History in Watercolor” featuring local artist, Cindy Welch.  Come see many of her paintings of local sites around Castle Rock.  The exhibit opens Feb. 26th and will run through the end of March.  The reception will be Feb. 27th 5:00pm – 7:00pm at The Castle Rock Museum.  Extra parking is available at the Olinger – Andrews Funeral Home to the East of the museum.  Prints by Cindy Welch will be available for purchase.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for February

Please join us on Monday, Feb. 10, 2019 for a presentation by Jim Hansmann on The Gold Fever that struck the nation and brought thousands of people to the wonderful territory of Colorado.  Jim is the Collections Curator at The Castle Rock Museum and is author of a walking tour book of Castle Rock.  Come hear as he describes the history of the search for gold in the nation and what eventually lead gold seekers to venture to Colorado. Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104.  Please note this is on the 2nd Monday not our usual 2nd Thursday.  For more information check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for January 2020

Please join us on Thurs. Jan. 9, 2020 for a viewing of the PBS film “Sheep & Cattle Wars”.   Ride into the “bloody grass” battlefields of the Old West’s longest feud over grazing and water rights and witness the gunfights, court cases and massacres that gave rise to the classic American contest of cowboy versus sheep man. There was even a feud here in Castle Rock.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104. For more information check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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Holiday History with Fun!!!

Join us for some holiday cheer!! Local children will be featured as they welcome us with a holiday song.  Bring your children and grandchildren to meet Santa.  Enjoy a cup of cider with us as we hear a bit about local holiday traditions.  We’ll also have a visit from two of the firefighters that help take care of The Christmas Star on top of The Rock.  Come meet the CRHSM Board and enjoy a festive time together with others who love our town.  The fun will begin at 7:00pm on Thurs. Dec. 5th at The Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104.  For more information check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for November

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad.  On Thursday, November 14, 2019 the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum will hold a showing of the film, “Journey to Promontory”.  This hour-long film tells the story of America’s first transcontinental railroad.  Learn how this incredible feat took place in 1869, unifying the country with a railroad from East to West with a final symbolic Golden Spike.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104. For more information check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for October 2019 – Postponed due to the weather!!!!!!

This presentation has been postponed to a date in the future.

 

Nearly 125 years ago, Colorado women won the battle for the ballot in November, 1893. In the midst of severe economic depression, the rallying cry of “Let the Women Vote!”; was heard from Denver to Durango. Colorado’s astute male voters gained national attention when they approved equal suffrage by popular election for the first time in history. Many people do not know that Colorado women voted and ran for office a quarter-century before the 19th Amendment made women’s suffrage the law of the land in 1920!  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 as Dr. Marcia Goldstein tells the story of the Colorado Women’s Struggle for Suffrage.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104. For more information check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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