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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Monthly Presentation for September 2018

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 for a presentation by Edward Wallace as Mountain Man, James Beckwourth. Come learn about this amazing figure in Colorado history whose story you’ve probably never heard.  Beckwourth was born a slave and grew to lead an astonishing life as a trapper, colleague of Kit Carson, founder of Pueblo, trailblazer for the California-bound prospectors and much more. His program will be a real treat and has garnered rave reviews.  His trip back to the past has been described as mesmerizing and unforgettable.  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 August

Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 for a presentation by John Carson as his great grandfather Kit Carson.  John Carson is a ranger for the National Park Service at Bent’s Fort.  His presentation will highlight the expeditions in which Kit Carson was a guide for John Fremont and Company through Colorado and the West.  Come enjoy an entertaining presentation about the trials and tribulations of the great frontiersman. 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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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 hear her amazing 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 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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