Join us for the 6th Annual Trolley Tour Saturday May 16, 2015. This years focus will be 1965 flood of Castle Rock and the bridges that were washed out leaving Castle Rock cut off from the rest of Colorado. 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. Please call or email the museum for reservations as seating is limited. Museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org, (303) 814-3164
Join us on Thursday May 14, 2015 for a presentation from Mary Taylor Young on the 100th anniversary of Rock Mountain National Park. Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104. Refreshments will be served at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164, email@example.com, www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Admission is free.
Are you still looking for that perfect hat for your Kentucky Derby Party? Maybe a hat with a lot of local history? Come down to the museum where we have the hat for you. Starr Oberlin’s family donated over 50 hats to the historical society from her collection for a silent auction fundraiser. The closing day for bids will be Thursday April 30th with a pickup day of Friday May 1st, just in time for wearing on May 2nd for your derby party. The museum is located at 420 Elbert Street Castle Rock Co. 80104. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164, firstname.lastname@example.org, castlerockhistoricalsociety.org
In the 1990’s the Russellville Archaeological Project became a historical survey of the pubic and private land in Russellville. Using metal detectors archaeologists discovered over 3,000 items, it has been said that they may have been used by Confederate’s during the civil war, and that some items could have been used in the mining of gold in Russellville in 1859. Stop in the museum and see if you can identify any of these.