CRHSM Monthly Presentation for July

Please join us on Thursday, July 11, 2019 for a presentation by Sgt. Attila Denes from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on the history of the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Denes has been with the DCSO for over 30 years and has worked in all areas of the sheriff’s office.  He has been the agency’s historian since 1991. Come hear stories from the first sheriff in 1862 to our current Sheriff, Tony Spurlock.  Douglas County is rich with history and stories of the old west.  Join us for this very interesting walk through the past.  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

The Castle Rock Museum will give free walking tours of downtown Castle Rock each month from June to September.  The first walking tour of the season will be on Sat. June 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM. The 45-minute tour will begin at The Courtyard on Perry Street, between 3rd and 4th streets and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street.  The remaining tours will be on July 20th, Aug. 24th, and Sept. 28th.  You do not need a reservation.  Contact the Castle Rock Museum for more information (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for June 2019

Please join us on Thursday June 13, 2019 for a glimpse at history with Sid Langsam’s own movie “Operation: Speed”.  This great movie takes a look at all the action at the Continental Divide Raceways here in Castle Rock back in the 1960’s.  CDR was a well known race track for racers of all types.  People came from near and far to see racecars of all types, dragsters, and motorcycles. Sid Langsam was the owner of CDR and made a short film about the race track. We encourage everyone to come and share their stories of CDR also.  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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Bus Tour of Plains Conservation Center & Rocky Mtn. Arsenal Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Date:  June 22, 2019       Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm      Cost:  $60.00/person

Get to know the prairie in a whole new way. On our ride across the plains, participants watch for wildlife in the landscape, from prairie dogs to pronghorn antelope and birds of prey, beneath the great stretching sky while learning about the short grass prairie ecosystem along the way. With stops at the sod homes and Cheyenne camp, your group will experience what it was like to be a homesteader and a Cheyenne Indian living on the prairie in the 1800’s. Take a guided tour of the sod homestead and see the sod homes, schoolhouse and blacksmith shop. Then visit the Cheyenne camp to learn about how the Cheyenne lived on the prairie and followed the bison as a seminomadic tribe.”

You can purchase tickets online at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org under the Event Tickets tab or by calling 303-814-3164.

 

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CDR Exhibit Grand Opening Event

Vroom, Vroom!!! Do you want to see some dragsters up close and personal?  Join us on May 18th from 11:00am – 4:00pm for the grand opening of our new Continental Divide Raceways exhibit.  We’ll have a couple of dragsters that actually raced at CDR, a funny car, refreshments and more. We will also be unveiling a new painting of the Castle Rock Museum by local artist, Cindy Welch at 1:00pm.

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May’s Monthly Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for a presentation by Jim Hansmann on his book “Castle Rock, An Architectural & Historic Walking Tour”.  Jim is the Collections Curator at The Castle Rock Museum.  He has an MA in History and a minor in Museum Studies.  He’s been with the Museum for over 8 years and has learned a lot about the history of Castle Rock.  Come hear stories of the old courthouse fire, the first church in town, the wild times at the Keystone Hotel and many more fun stories.

This presentation was originally scheduled for March, but had to be postponed because of the blizzard.

Books will be available for purchase.

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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Castle Rock Museum’s Special Event

Visit The Castle Rock Museum and see our special exhibit, “Criminals, Jails and The Locks That Bind”.  Join us on April 6, 2019 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to meet former Acoma Locks owner, Barry Meyer and discuss his collection of locks and handcuffs on display at the Museum.  Several of the locks are from the old Justice Center that was torn down in 1998.

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Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s Monthly Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, April 11, 2019 for an exiting experience back to the Old West.  Nationally acclaimed re-enactor, Jeff Norman will entertain guests as Buffalo Bill Cody.  Jeff will guide you down the untamed frontier trail that was Buffalo Bill’s life, in a costumed one-man play that’s as entertaining as it is informative.  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 March

Please join us on Thursday, March 14, 2019 for a presentation by Jim Hansmann on his book “Castle Rock, An Architectural & Historic Walking Tour”.  Do you know the history of the old buildings in Castle Rock, well Jim Hansmann does. Jim is the Collections Curator at The Castle Rock Museum.  He has an MA in History and a minor in Museum Studies.  He’s been with the Museum for over 8 years and has learned a lot about the history of Castle Rock.  Come hear stories of the old courthouse fire, the first church in town, the wild times at the Keystone Hotel and many more fun 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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CRHSM Presentation for February 2019

Please note that the presentation is on Wednesday – not our usual Thursday!!!!

 

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 for a presentation by Mary Lou Fenton about Wellspring. Did you realize that there is a thriving community in Castle Rock that serves people with Down Syndrome, Autism and other special needs? And these special people are incredibly artistically gifted! You’ve probably passed their special place dozens of times and not known it. Wellspring Community is a Castle Rock non-profit offering an innovative and life-giving program to adults with special needs.  Wellspring Founder, Mary Lou Fenton, started the organization in her kitchen in 2008 to help create a better future for her own daughter with developmental disabilities.  Today Wellspring operates a bakery, café, art studio, gardens and offers more than 30 enrichment opportunities to these creative and gifted adults.  They serve over 80 adults from five counties and will be expanding to Colorado Springs in 2019.  Please note that this program is on Wednesday not our usual 2nd Thursday.  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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