Monthly Presentation for September 2018

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 for a presentation by Edward Wallace as Mountain Man, James Beckwourth. Come learn about this amazing figure in Colorado history whose story you’ve probably never heard.  Beckwourth was born a slave and grew to lead an astonishing life as a trapper, colleague of Kit Carson, founder of Pueblo, trailblazer for the California-bound prospectors and much more. His program will be a real treat and has garnered rave reviews.  His trip back to the past has been described as mesmerizing and unforgettable.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the 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.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for August

Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 for a presentation by John Carson as his great grandfather Kit Carson.  John Carson is a ranger for the National Park Service at Bent’s Fort.  His presentation will highlight the expeditions in which Kit Carson was a guide for John Fremont and Company through Colorado and the West.  Come enjoy an entertaining presentation about the trials and tribulations of the great frontiersman. Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the 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.

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Monthly Presentation for July 2018

Please join us on Thursday, July 12, 2018 for a presentation by Sue Langdon as 19th Century explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist, Isabella Bird.  In 1873 Isabella Bird began an adventure from England that would eventually take her through Colorado and even Douglas County.  She did most of her traveling alone and on horseback.  Come hear her amazing stories.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the 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.

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Walking Tours of Downtown Castle Rock

Once again, the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum will give walking tours of downtown Castle Rock once a month from June to September.  Join us for the first walking tour of the season on June 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM. The 45-minute tour will begin at The Courtyard on Perry Street, between 3rd and 4th streets (by the fountain), and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street.  The remaining tours will be on July 21st, Aug. 25th and Sept. 22nd.  Contact the Castle Rock Museum for further details at (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.  Reservations are not required.

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Monthly Presentation for June 2018

Join us on Thursday, June 14, 2018 for a presentation by Senior Historian, Lisa Schoch from CDOT on the 50th Anniversary of the first blast to start the construction of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels on I-70. Come and hear about all the trials and tribulations involved in constructing the tunnels at the highest point on the Country’s Interstate system sitting at 11,000 feet.  Also, learn about the inner workings of the tunnels today. Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the 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.

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3rd Annual Victoria’s Tea Fundraiser

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Victoria’s Tea featuring “The Legendary Ladies”.  Come see these wonderfully entertaining ladies who bring Colorado’s past to life. Join us May 12, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at The Urban (221 Perry Street).  Tickets for sale online atwww.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org under the “Event Tickets” tab or at the Castle Rock Museum.  Tickets are $25.00 adults, $15.00 children under 12, and $22.00 & $12.00 for members.  Contact the Castle Rock Museum at museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or 303-814-3164 for more information.  Ladies hats will be on sale at the museum in April and during the event.

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9th Annual Trolley Tour of Castle Rock

Come one, come all for the 9th Annual Trolley Tour on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This year’s focus will be a tour of the Rhyolite buildings and homes in Castle Rock.  Come learn about the history of our beautiful rhyolite buildings.  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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Grand Opening of the Castle Rock Museum’s New Exhibit “Westward Ho:Trailblazers of Douglas County”

Join us for the grand opening of our new exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum entitled, “Westward Ho: Trailblazers of Douglas County”. We will have several Mountain Men on hand with all the equipment needed for a venture across Colorado in the 1800’s. Stop by April 14, 2018 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm to meet the adventurers and check out the new exhibit about trailblazers like Stephen Long, John C. Fremont and Kit Carson. The Castle Rock Museum is located at 420 Elbert Street in Castle Rock. For further information visit our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the museum at 303-814-3164.

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CRHSM Presentation for April

In honor of the new exhibit at the Castle Rock Museum on the early explorers in Douglas County opening in April, our monthly presentation on Thursday, April 12, 2018 will be by local historian, Kent Brandebery on the film “The Stephen Long Expedition”. Kent was the band director at Douglas County High School for many years and worked on the music for the film which we will be shown at the presentation. Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the 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.

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CRHSM Presentation for March

Join us on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 for a visual treat featuring films about local history for a movie & popcorn night with the Castle Rock Historical Society. We will be highlighting the history of the Cherokee Castle in a film by our own Channel 8. You’ll also learn all about the moving of the train depot which is now the Castle Rock Museum in a film by our own CRHS and the film “A Landmark for All” on the history of Castle Rock which was produced by local historians. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this entertaining evening. Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning at 7:00pm at the 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.

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