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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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s October Presentation Program

Please join us on Thursday October 8, 2015 for a presentation from Laura Ruttum from History Colorado, speaking on the Steven Hart Library that is located in the History Colorado Museum. . 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.org, www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Admission is free.

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Dusk Walking Tour Of Bear Canyon Cemetery

Come Join Us for a Dusk Walking Tour of Bear Canon Cemetery
An Invitation to Reflect and Remember
Saturday, October 3, 2015
5:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Castle Rock Historical Society with the gracious assistance of the Bear Canon Cemetery Association and the St. Philip-in-the-Field Episcopal Church
THIS IS OUR SECOND YEAR! We’ll walk leisurely for about 40 minutes stopping at about a dozen selected grave sites to hear brief stories of the deceased. Walking tour conducted by Castle Rock Historical Society members and historical genealogists Jerry and Mary Persall. The Bear Canon Cemetery was founded in 1872.  It contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Sedalia, 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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140th Anniversary Party Featuring our New Garden Railroad – September 26, 2015

Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum will celebrate the 140th anniversary of the opening of the Denver & Rio Grande depot in Castle Rock.  The depot is now the home of the Castle Rock Museum.  On September 26th the Garden Denver & Rio Grande train will run at the depot/museum to celebrate the birthday.  The Castle Rock Historical Society purchased the train as a gift to the museum.  Join us for this celebration at the museum. Stay tuned for more details…

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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s September Presentation Program

Please join us on Thursday September 10, 2015 for a presentation from Reagan Harper from the Colorado State Library, she will be sharing information about their online project, Colorado Historic Newspapers. 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.org, www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Admission is free.

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2015 Heritage Walking and Biking Tours of Castle Rock

On Saturday September 26, 2015 The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum will be hosting a walking and biking tour of Historic Downtown Castle Rock. Please join us at 10:30 am at The Courtyard on Perry Street, next to Siena for a 45 minute tour that will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum. For group or biking tours please contact the museum at (303) 814-3164 or museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. This event is free.

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