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Author Archives: Claudine Phibbs

Monthly Presentation for July 2018

Please join us on Thursday, July 12, 2018 for a presentation by Sue Langdon as 19th Century explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist, Isabella Bird.  In 1873 Isabella Bird began an adventure from England that would eventually take her through Colorado and even Douglas County.  She did most of her traveling alone and on horseback.  Come … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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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