Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum May Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, May 12, 2016 for a presentation by Joy Poole, the Deputy State Librarian of New Mexico.  She has edited a fascinating diary of the 1825-28 journey of Dr. Rowland Willard as he traveled the Santa Fe Trail and lived among its inhabitants. She will highlight stories from the book of the medical practices of the day, superstitions among the native peoples, battling a measles epidemic, and many other colorful stories about the Wild West before cowboys, ranchers and pioneers ever set foot there.

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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7th Annual Trolley Tour

Join us for the 7th Annual Trolley Tour on Saturday, May 14, 2016. This year’s focus will be “History in our Neighborhood” visiting areas outside of Downtown Castle Rock including Rhyolite Park and other quarries, the old towns of Douglas & New Memphis and other points of interest along the way.  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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First Annual “Victoria’s Tea”

Join us for the first annual Victoria’s Tea to benefit the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum.  Guests will enjoy tea, scones, music and great stories.  Come as you are or wear your finest outfit or hat.  Cups will be provided or bring your own to show off.

May 21, 2016

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Christ’s Episcopal Church  615 4th Street Castle Rock

Tickets $18.00  /  members $15.00        child (12 & under): $12.00 / member child: $10.00

Tickets are available for purchase at the Castle Rock Museum or online.  Click on the Event Ticket link at the top of this page to purchase tickets now.

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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum April Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, April 14, 2016 for a presentation by renowned broadcaster and retired Channel 9 News anchor, Ed Sardella.  He will discuss interesting news stories he has covered in his career and how news has evolved over the decades. 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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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s March Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, March 10, 2016 for a Tribute to Silent Movies in honor of the Academy Awards.  Come enjoy a 21 minute Buster Keaton movie and some Oscar Trivia.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. Please note that the location will be in the conference room at The Douglas County Fairgrounds Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Dr. 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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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s February Presentation

Please join us on Thursday February 11, 2016 for a Member participation evening on “Love is in the Air”.  We’re asking people to bring in vintage valentine’s and other memorabilia about love in your family.  You can bring in old wedding photos of your parents or grandparents and share stories of how they met. 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 and reservations are not required.

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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s January 2016 Presentation Program

Please join us on Thursday January 14, 2016 for a presentation by Paula Lasky from the Daughters of the American Revolution.   Have you ever wondered if you could be part of the DAR?  Ms. Lasky will be speaking on how to trace your ancestors to see if you could be part of the newly formed chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Castle Rock.  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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Open House at Christ’s Episcopal Church

Please join us for an afternoon of music and history at the historic Christ’s Episcopal Church located at 615 Fourth Street in Castle Rock.  In 1906, residents from England and Wales built Castle Rock’s third church.  Crafted from native stone, the building displays Gothic arched stained glass windows and a high gable roof.  Come enjoy music from the 321 pipe five-rank electropneumatic pipe organ.  The event will take place December 12, 2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s December Presentation Program

Please join us on Thursday December 10, 2015 for a presentation by Joe Clements. He will be speaking about WWI. Mr. Clements is part of a group that gives OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) lectures for older learners who want to keep learning throughout life. 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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Dusk Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery

Come Join Us for a Dusk Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery
An Invitation to Reflect and Remember
A Dusk Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery
Saturday, October 24, 20155:00-6:00 pm
Sponsored by the Castle Rock Historical Society with the gracious assistance of the Cedar Hill Cemetery Association
Come Join Us for a Guided Walk…We’ll walk leisurely for about 40 minutes stopping at about a dozen selected grave sites to hear brief stories of the deceased. Refreshments served afterwards. Walking tour conducted by Castle Rock Historical Society members and family genealogists Jerry and Mary Persall. The Cedar Hill Cemetery was founded in 1875.  Cedar Hill is the only cemetery in Castle Rock, and contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Castle Rock and Douglas County. In addition to being the resting place of early pioneers, the historic section of the cemetery contains numerous unique stones and markers that represent the culture and lifestyles of various Douglas County families. This tour starts and ends on time and is geared for adults only. Refreshments will be served following the tour. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org
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