Town of Castle Rock Cultural Resources Surveys

The Town of Castle Rock just published all of the historic studies that have been completed so far on buildings in Castle Rock. Thank you, Castle Rock Development Department!  Cultural Surveys


Mencenberg Rhyolite Quarry

It was a fun tour the Last Operational Rhyolite Quarry in Castle Rock

In conjunction with our newest exhibit at the museum Tom Smith from Douglas County Split Stone Company of Sedalia lead a free tour of the Mencenberg Quarry, the last operational rhyolite quarry in Douglas County. We met at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street, at 11:00 am for carpooling. Tour ended at 1:00 pm. The Castle Rock Museum has all the information (303) 814-3164


November’s free Monthly Presentation

Bob Easterly presents from his book “By an Act of Congress” A story on one of Colorado’s earliest pioneers Lewis Henry Easterly (Bob’s great-grandfather) an Illinois school teacher who moved west to the new state of Colorado in 1878 and lived in Douglas County. November 13, 2014 at the Philip S. miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum at (303) 814-3164,

2014 Presentations

Join us at the Philip S. Miller Library on the second Thursday of the month for a free presentation.  Refreshments served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. The Presentation Series is free and open to all! 

 Then and Now – Holding History in Your Hand

CRHS has installed the historical markers. Heavy, cast aluminum markers are placed on historical buildings and embedded with a QR code to display a web page telling the building’s story. Here is a link to the walking tour brochure. Here are links to Castle Rock News-Press Stories May 2012 and, January 2013. 


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Hope you didn't miss it, and our apologies for not posting this sooner, but on Oct 18, about 70 people showed up for a tour of the Mencenberg Quarry led by local stonemason Tom Smith. It was a beautiful day and we got to see the proper technique for splitting a large piece of rhyolite. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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The Castle Rock Museum recently received a tool shed that was once used by the Denver & Rio Grande RR at the Castle Rock Depot. It was generously donated by Andrew and Kiyoko Rudolph.
Andy's father, William Rudolph, had been the section foreman on the D&RG RR in Castle Rock and lived for a number of years in the railroad section house next to the depot. William also served one term as Fire Chief in Castle Rock.
The Rudolph's currently live in Ohio but on a recent visit they stopped at the museum and Andy shared many wonderful stories about growing up here and living in the section house.
The shed had been moved at least once previously and was moved to the Museum property the week of Nov. 10. (4 photos)
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Come visit us at the Craft Fair! We are selling these beautiful vintage hats! 9am to 4pm at the Douglas County Event Center. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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