The Castle Rock Museum is once again giving free walking tours of Downtown Castle Rock for the summer.
Our next tour is July 18th at 10:30am. The 45-minute tour will begin at The Courtyard on Perry Street, between 3rd and 4th streets and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street.
In order to keep with social distancing, we have to limit the number of attendees. So, reservations will be required. If we fill up, we may offer a tour at another time that day. Please call the Castle Rock Museum at (303) 814-3164 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks will be required while visiting the museum.
The remaining tours will be Aug. 22nd and Sept. 26th. Plan ahead and make a reservation now.
Since we haven’t been able to do monthly presentations and may not for awhile, we’re starting to make some virtual presentations. Check out our first video on by Ron Claussen on Native Americans in Colorado at https://youtu.be/QMqpNeClaVY
As of May 27, 2020 the Castle Rock Museum has resumed normal business hours. In order to stay in compliance with State regulations we have instituted some new guidelines.
- only 4 visitors in the museum at a time
- please call ahead at 303-814-3164 to let us know you are coming. so we can space people out and you won’t have to wait outside
- please wear a mask
We are open Wed – Fri 12:00pm – 5:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am – 4:00pm.
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.
Staci McCormack, President
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: email@example.com with comments or questions.
Staci McCormack, President CRHSM
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, email@example.com.