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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery

Please join us on Sat. Oct. 12, 2018 for a leisurely walk through historic grave sites in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Cedar Hill 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 tour begins at … Continue reading »

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Walking Tour of Bear Canon Cemetery

Please join us on Saturday, October 26, 2018 for a walking tour of the Bear Canon Cemetery off Highway 105. The Bear Canon Cemetery was founded in 1872 and contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Sedalia, Castle Rock and Douglas County. Please meet at the Bear Canon Cemetery at 397 … Continue reading »

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Ghostly & Tragic Walking Tours of Castle Rock

Ghostly and Tragic Tales of Castle Rock.   Join us for walking tour of Castle Rock featuring tales of ghostly and tragic events in Castle Rock’s history.  Come hear stories of the Cantril School, The Old Stone Church, The B&B Café, Hangman’s Gulch and more.  Tour begins at the Castle Rock Museum at 7:00pm on Oct. … Continue reading »

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BBQ Fundraiser for The Castle Rock Museum

BBQ fundraiser for the Castle Rock Museum.  Sat. Sept. 14, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. at the Eagle’s Club (1300 Caprice Dr. Castle Rock, CO  80109) There will be great bbq provided by Old West BBQ and live music from Rudy Grant and The Buffalo Riders – they performed at the Rock View lounge here … Continue reading »

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for September

Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 2019 for a viewing of a film on the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City. Colorado’s Canon City and Florence may be best known for Prison Valley, where inmates outnumber residents. But it all started with a tiny territorial prison without a wall, so that inmates could labor in … Continue reading »

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Monthly Presentation for August

Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 for a presentation by Kim & Bruce Decker who have spent many years renovating the historic Hammar House here in Castle Rock.  The rhyolite house was built in 1881 by Benjamin Hammar.  It was later purchased by Dr. George Alexander for use as his office and home. … Continue reading »

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