CDR Exhibit Grand Opening Event

Vroom, Vroom!!! Do you want to see some dragsters up close and personal?  Join us on May 18th from 11:00am – 4:00pm for the grand opening of our new Continental Divide Raceways exhibit.  We’ll have a couple of dragsters that actually raced at CDR, a funny car, refreshments and more. We will also be unveiling a new painting of the Castle Rock Museum by local artist, Cindy Welch at 1:00pm.

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May’s Monthly Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for a presentation by Jim Hansmann on his book “Castle Rock, An Architectural & Historic Walking Tour”.  Jim is the Collections Curator at The Castle Rock Museum.  He has an MA in History and a minor in Museum Studies.  He’s been with the Museum for over 8 years and has learned a lot about the history of Castle Rock.  Come hear stories of the old courthouse fire, the first church in town, the wild times at the Keystone Hotel and many more fun stories.

This presentation was originally scheduled for March, but had to be postponed because of the blizzard.

Books will be available for purchase.

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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Castle Rock Museum’s Special Event

Visit The Castle Rock Museum and see our special exhibit, “Criminals, Jails and The Locks That Bind”.  Join us on April 6, 2019 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to meet former Acoma Locks owner, Barry Meyer and discuss his collection of locks and handcuffs on display at the Museum.  Several of the locks are from the old Justice Center that was torn down in 1998.

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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s Monthly Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for an exiting experience back to the Old West.  Nationally acclaimed re-enactor, Jeff Norman will entertain guests as Buffalo Bill Cody.  Jeff will guide you down the untamed frontier trail that was Buffalo Bill’s life, in a costumed one-man play that’s as entertaining as it is informative.  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 March

Please join us on Thursday, March 14, 2019 for a presentation by Jim Hansmann on his book “Castle Rock, An Architectural & Historic Walking Tour”.  Do you know the history of the old buildings in Castle Rock, well Jim Hansmann does. Jim is the Collections Curator at The Castle Rock Museum.  He has an MA in History and a minor in Museum Studies.  He’s been with the Museum for over 8 years and has learned a lot about the history of Castle Rock.  Come hear stories of the old courthouse fire, the first church in town, the wild times at the Keystone Hotel and many more fun stories.  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 Presentation for February 2019

Please note that the presentation is on Wednesday – not our usual Thursday!!!!

 

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 for a presentation by Mary Lou Fenton about Wellspring. Did you realize that there is a thriving community in Castle Rock that serves people with Down Syndrome, Autism and other special needs? And these special people are incredibly artistically gifted! You’ve probably passed their special place dozens of times and not known it. Wellspring Community is a Castle Rock non-profit offering an innovative and life-giving program to adults with special needs.  Wellspring Founder, Mary Lou Fenton, started the organization in her kitchen in 2008 to help create a better future for her own daughter with developmental disabilities.  Today Wellspring operates a bakery, café, art studio, gardens and offers more than 30 enrichment opportunities to these creative and gifted adults.  They serve over 80 adults from five counties and will be expanding to Colorado Springs in 2019.  Please note that this program is on Wednesday not our usual 2nd 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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CRHSM Presentation for January 2019

Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 for a presentation by former El Paso County Sheriff, John Anderson on his book about “Rankin Scott Kelly, 1st Sheriff El Paso County, Colorado Territory 18-61 – 1867”.  Kelly traveled west along the Santa Fe trail in 1860 with a wagon train of about 50 people.  Scott Kelly was appointed Sheriff in 1861 and his first duty was to take on the Salt Lake City Jim Gang which was his first of many gunfights with outlaws and hostile Indians.  John Anderson is an author, artist, consultant and former local Lawman himself.  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 November

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 for a presentation by author, Cindy Brick on her book “Ghosts & Legends of Colorado’s Front Range”.  Have you ever heard of ghostly sightings at such places as Hell Tree outside Fort Collins, a murderer stalking the halls of the Greeley Courthouse, and floating heads in the Capital Building?  Come hear Cindy Brick talk about these tales and more gripping stories. 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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Walking Tours of Cedar Hill and Bear Canon Cemeteries

Come join us for our annual walking tours of Cedar Hill and Bear Canon Cemeteries.

Cedar Hill Cemetery  880 Wolfensberger Rd.  – Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 4:30pm

Bear Canon Cemetery 397 Perry Park Rd. Sedalia – Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at 5:00pm

The tours are free and no reservations required.

 

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for October

Please join un on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 for a presentation by Larry Schlupp from Historic Douglas County on the Goodnight Legacies. Primarily a self-educated man, Charles Goodnight possessed a strong entrepreneurial mind and superb innovating attributes to become successful and a key contributing factor in the growth of the cattle industry. Goodnight created a trail to bring cattle from Texas on Northward, even coming through Douglas County and is depicted in the Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove series.  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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