Join us on Thurs. May 19, 2022 for a presentation by Joan Gandy from the Archives & Local History center at the Philip S. Miller Library. Ms. Gandy is an archivist for the library and she will discuss the resources available to the public to do research. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come one, come all for our Annual Trolley Tour on Saturday, May 21, 2022. This year’s focus will be a tour of the Craig & Gould neighborhood in Castle Rock. Come learn about the history of our beautiful rhyolite homes. Meet at the Castle Rock Museum to board the trolley for the free tours. 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 required as seating is limited. Please call or email the museum to reserve your spot at (303)814-3164 or email@example.com.
Uncover Castle Rock’s story with a free family scavenger hunt
Discover the history of Castle Rock and the stories that have shaped our Town with the annual Scavenge the Rock scavenger hunt.
In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the Castle Rock Museum, Downtown Merchants Association, Historic Preservation Board and the Town have partnered to create a scavenger hunt designed to help participants learn about the history of our community. Do you know what current café ceiling still holds a memorial to a Town marshal from 1946? If so, here’s how to play along:
Between Sunday, May 1, and Friday, June 3, pick up a clue sheet at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St. Spend the afternoon, or several days, trying to answer the questions and complete the scavenger hunt. Participants will scan a QR code on a plaque at several historic locations to complete the task. Also, several Downtown businesses are participating. Scavenger hunters will receive stickers from those businesses to include on their clue sheet and earn points. Return the completed clue sheet to the museum for a chance to win prizes – including gift cards to local businesses, Summer Concert Series tickets and more.
Please note, the museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. There will also be a box out front to pick up the clue sheets. Completed clue sheets should be dropped off during normal museum hours. Also, some of the participating businesses are not open on the weekend. Please check hours before heading out.
The scavenger hunt will run for the entire month. Participants must earn at least 130 points to be entered into the prize drawing. The drawing will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the museum. You do not need to be present to win, but there will be an additional prize drawing for attendees.
Join us on Thurs. April 21, 2022 for a presentation by author, Jolie Gallagher. She will highlight her book “A Wild West History of Frontier Colorado”. She will share tales of gold discovery, feuds, Indian fights, outlaws and even early rodeo history. These stories and events shaped the Colorado territory and are a rich glimpse into the early history of the state. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.