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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WWI Re-Enactors here for closing of exhibit

Join us on Sat. Nov. 11, 2017 for a Veteran’s Day tribute and closing of the WWI exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum.  Re-enactors will join us for the official end of our exhibit in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I.  The re-enactors will be on hand from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Castle Rock Museum 420 Elbert Street Castle Rock, CO  80104.  The museum will be open from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or call us at 303-814-3164 for more information.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for November

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 for a presentation by Teri Johnson on Mary Elitch who was the founder of Elitch Gardens.  For more than a century Elitch’s was one of the most popular entertainment destinations in Colorado.  It was nationally known for its luscious gardens, the Trocadero Ballroom, the Theatre at the Gardens and the premier wooden roller coaster, Mister Twister.  Ms. Johnson is currently the President of the Association of Northern Front Range Museums (ANFRM) and is part of the Timberlane Farm Museum of Loveland.  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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Walking Tour of Bear Canyon Cemetery

Please join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for a walking tour of the Bear Canyon Cemetery off Highway 105. The Bear Canyon 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 Canyon Cemetery at 397 N. Perry Park Rd. Sedalia, CO 80135. The tour will begin at 5:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served following the tour. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org, www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Tour is free and reservations are not required.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for October

Please join us on Thursday, October 12, 2017 for a presentation by Shaun Boyd (Senior Archivist, Douglas County Libraries) on Ghostly Happenings and reports of paranormal research in Douglas County.  She will tell tales of spooky events of the past and how researchers try to record these events today.  Jake Jacobs from Colorado Paranormal Investigators will be on hand with paranormal research equipment.  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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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for September

Please join us on Thursday, September 14, 2017 for a presentation by Bart Berger from the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation.  He created the foundation years ago to help to serve as an advocate for Denver Mountain Parks in hopes of improving and maximizing the potential of the park system’s 14,000 acres.  The mountain parks are owned and maintained by the city of Denver and span Jefferson, Douglas, Clear Creek and Grand counties.  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 and no reservations are required.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for August

Please join us on Thurs. August 10, 2017 for a presentation by Dick Kreck on his book “Rich People Behaving Badly”.  Public respectability does not always translate into tidy private lives, and our interest in the naughty behavior of the rich and famous will never be satisfied. Former Denver Post reporter Dick Kreck takes us back through Colorado’s history to show that the foibles of people—rich or poor—remain the same. Included are socialites such as Louise Sneed Hill, who created and ruled over Denver’s “Sacred 36” circle of society; Jane Tomberlin, who met and fell in love with a “prince” in an elevator at the Brown Palace Hotel; and gangster Diamond Jack who hid out in Douglas County for awhile.

Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00 pm.  Philip S. Miller Library 100 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 and no reservations required.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for July

Please join us on Thursday, July 13, 2017 for a presentation on Guts and Glory: Modern Medicine and Surgery During the Civil War.  Featuring Dr. Bob Malin, who will speak about Civil War medical and surgical practices during the American Civil War.  Dr. Malin will discuss myths of “bitten bullets”, whiskey anesthesia, barbaric practices.  Dr. Malin is a retired surgeon who practiced in Anchorage, Alaska and retired to Santa Fe, NM.  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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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, June 8, 2017 for a presentation by local historian Jerry Persall about the “Soul Melting Scenery” in our area.  He will discuss the beautiful scenery of the area.  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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