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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8th Annual Trolley Tour of Historic Castle Rock

Come one, come all for the 8th Annual Trolley Tour on Saturday, May 20, 2016. This year’s focus will be a tour of the Historic Craig & Gould Neighborhood.  Come learn about the history of the beautiful rhyolite houses and the people who used to call them home.  Meet at the Castle Rock Museum to board the trolley. Tour times are at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm and are approximately 45 minutes long.  Reservations recommended as seating is limited. Please call or email the museum to reserve your spot at (303)814-3164 or museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, May 11, 2017 for a presentation by Dr. Max Frazier.  This evening will be a discussion on the book “One of Ours” by Willa Cather.   A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a young Nebraska man who enlists in World War I in order to find purpose and freedom.  Dr. Frazier is retiring as an Associate Professor of English and Senior Military Faculty member at the U. S. Air Force Academy.  She specializes in autobiography and women writing from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164 museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.orgwww.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Admission is free.

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2nd Annual Victoria’s Tea Fundriaser

Step back in time at Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s 2nd Annual Victoria’s Tea fundraiser.  The CRHSM kicked off its 1st Tea in 2016 with tea, scones, music and stories from local characters in history.  So, it’s time to do it again.  The 2nd Annual Victoria’s Tea will be May 6, 2017 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at The Gathering Place at Christ’s Episcopal Church 615 4th Street Castle Rock, CO.  Come enjoy the tea, food and entertainment.  Proceeds help the CRHSM to educate people about the history of Castle Rock and to keep that history alive at the Castle Rock Museum.  Tickets can be purchased at the Castle Rock Museum or on this website under the events.

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New Exhibit Grand Opening – World War I

World War I, the war to end all wars

Join us for the grand opening of the new World War I exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum on April 8, 2017 in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ involvement in World War I.  We will have WWI re-enactors on hand in uniform displaying their own collections of memorabilia for the grand opening.  Stop on by between 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Castle Rock Museum 420 Elbert Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 and enjoy the festivities.  For further information, check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or call us at 303-814-3164.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, April 13, 2017 for a presentation by Dr. Jack Ballard about the history of Fort Logan Army Base.  Most people think only of the cemetery at Fort Logan, but nearby there are fine, substantial brick buildings that mark the remains of a once-bustling military post.  Dr. Ballard holds a PhD in American history from UCLA, taught history at the Air Force Academy, served a career in the Air Force and worked at Martin Marietta Corp.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164 museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.orgwww.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Admission is free.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation For March 2017

Please join us on Thursday, March 9, 2017 for a presentation by Roger Hadix of the Colorado Vintage Baseball Association.  Mr. Hadix will discuss his book about old-time baseball along the Front Range and how the CVBA still plays baseball with the old-time rules, uniforms and bats, etc.  Join us in your favorite baseball uniform or come as you are.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for February 2017

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 for a presentation by Rebecca Schwendler. PHD., RPA from Paleo West Archaeology.  She will discuss the old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp located in Castle Rock and the survey that was done for the current “Terrain” development in that location.  During the Great Depression the CCC built dams and other infrastructure in the Castle Rock area.  The camp included many buildings and even a baseball diamond.

Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.orgwww.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Admission is free.

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Bus Tour of Historic Denver

Think you know the city of Denver?  Think again!  Presented by Denver history Tours, this six hour bus with bathroom tour looks at the city from its beginnings until WWI, telling you many tales, contrasting the past with the present, getting you a mile high, letting you know the fiascoes and the follies, the romance, the drama and the rumors and more!

March 18, 2017  10:00am- 4:00pm   Cost:  $45.00

Depart from the Castle Rock Museum parking lot.

Buy your tickets online on our website or call the Museum for reservations at 303-814-3164.

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CRHSM Free Monthly Presentation for January 2017

Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 for a presentation by Ed Weising.  He will speak about humorous hoaxes, sleazy scams & scurrilous schemes in Colorado history. In this entertaining presentation, you will learn about the crazy things that people believed that bilked them out of their life’s savings during the early years of Colorado.  Hoaxes and scams were prevalent during the 19th century including the great “diamond hoax” and “McGinty,” the petrified manRefreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.orgwww.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Admission is free.

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