Walking Tours of Downtown Castle Rock

Once again, the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum will give walking tours of downtown Castle Rock once a month from June to September.  Join us for the first walking tour of the season on June 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM. The 45-minute tour will begin at The Courtyard on Perry Street, between 3rd and 4th streets (by the fountain), and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street.  The remaining tours will be on July 21st, Aug. 25th and Sept. 22nd.  Contact the Castle Rock Museum for further details at (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.  Reservations are not required.

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Monthly Presentation for June 2018

Join us on Thursday, June 14, 2018 for a presentation by Senior Historian, Lisa Schoch from CDOT on the 50th Anniversary of the first blast to start the construction of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels on I-70. Come and hear about all the trials and tribulations involved in constructing the tunnels at the highest point on the Country’s Interstate system sitting at 11,000 feet.  Also, learn about the inner workings of the tunnels today. 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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3rd Annual Victoria’s Tea Fundraiser

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Victoria’s Tea featuring “The Legendary Ladies”.  Come see these wonderfully entertaining ladies who bring Colorado’s past to life. Join us May 12, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at The Urban (221 Perry Street).  Tickets for sale online atwww.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org under the “Event Tickets” tab or at the Castle Rock Museum.  Tickets are $25.00 adults, $15.00 children under 12, and $22.00 & $12.00 for members.  Contact the Castle Rock Museum at museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or 303-814-3164 for more information.  Ladies hats will be on sale at the museum in April and during the event.

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9th Annual Trolley Tour of Castle Rock

Come one, come all for the 9th Annual Trolley Tour on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This year’s focus will be a tour of the Rhyolite buildings and homes in Castle Rock.  Come learn about the history of our beautiful rhyolite buildings.  Meet at the Castle Rock Museum to board the trolley. Tour times are at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm and are approximately 45 minutes long.  Reservations recommended as seating is limited. Please call or email the museum to reserve your spot at (303)814-3164 or museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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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 adventurers and check out the new exhibit about trailblazers like Stephen Long, John C. Fremont and Kit Carson. The Castle Rock Museum is located at 420 Elbert Street in Castle Rock. For further information visit our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the museum at 303-814-3164.

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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 years and worked on the music for the film which we will be shown at the presentation. 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 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 train depot which is now the Castle Rock Museum in a film by our own CRHS and the film “A Landmark for All” on the history of Castle Rock which was produced by local historians. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this entertaining evening. 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 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 in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  He then turned to ministry for the later years of his life.  In 1859 he took a trek to Colorado, walking most of the way to fulfill his dream of seeing Pike’s Peak.  Eventually, he was appointed an itinerant preacher for the mining camps in what we now know as Lake, Summit and Park Counties.  In 1880 he built a chapel and conducted the first service to be held on the Western Slope in the Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge which is still standing today.  He even wrote a book about all his adventures titled “The Snow-shoe Itinerant”.  Rev. John L. Dyer is the father of Castle Rock’s own Samuel Dyer, who was the first Clerk and Recorder for Douglas County.

Join us for this fascinating presentation by Ray Baier on Feb. 8, 2018.  Refreshments start at 6:45pm with the presentation 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 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 survive while competing Uravan (to the south) disappeared completely.  Not a vestige of it is to be seen today, except the memories of the people who lived there and were forced to leave.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm and the presentation will begin at 7:00pm.  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.  Admission is free.

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Colorado Gives Day is coming!!!!

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