CRHSM Monthly Presentation for November

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad.  On Thursday, November 14, 2019 the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum will hold a showing of the film, “Journey to Promontory”.  This hour-long film tells the story of America’s first transcontinental railroad.  Learn how this incredible feat took place in 1869, unifying the country with a railroad from East to West with a final symbolic Golden Spike.  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 October 2019 – Postponed due to the weather!!!!!!

This presentation has been postponed to a date in the future.

 

Nearly 125 years ago, Colorado women won the battle for the ballot in November, 1893. In the midst of severe economic depression, the rallying cry of “Let the Women Vote!”; was heard from Denver to Durango. Colorado’s astute male voters gained national attention when they approved equal suffrage by popular election for the first time in history. Many people do not know that Colorado women voted and ran for office a quarter-century before the 19th Amendment made women’s suffrage the law of the land in 1920!  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 as Dr. Marcia Goldstein tells the story of the Colorado Women’s Struggle for Suffrage.  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 Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery

Please join us on Sat. Oct. 12, 2018 for a leisurely walk through historic grave sites in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Cedar Hill was founded in 1875 and is the only cemetery in Castle Rock.  It contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Castle Rock and Douglas County. The tour begins at 4:30pm.  Refreshments will be served following the tour. The tour is free and reservations are not required.  For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303)814-3163, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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Walking Tour of Bear Canon Cemetery

Please join us on Saturday, October 26, 2018 for a walking tour of the Bear Canon Cemetery off Highway 105. The Bear Canon Cemetery was founded in 1872 and contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Sedalia, Castle Rock and Douglas County. Please meet at the Bear Canon Cemetery at 397 N. Perry Park Rd. Sedalia, CO 80135. The tour will begin at 5:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served following the tour. For more information contact the Castle Rock Museum (303) 814-3164, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org, www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org. Tour is free and reservations are not required.

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Ghostly & Tragic Walking Tours of Castle Rock

Ghostly and Tragic Tales of Castle Rock.   Join us for walking tour of Castle Rock featuring tales of ghostly and tragic events in Castle Rock’s history.  Come hear stories of the Cantril School, The Old Stone Church, The B&B Café, Hangman’s Gulch and more.  Tour begins at the Castle Rock Museum at 7:00pm on Oct. 17th, Oct. 24th and Oct. 29th.  Please dress for the weather.  The tour is free, but donations are encouraged. Reservations are not required.

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BBQ Fundraiser for The Castle Rock Museum

BBQ fundraiser for the Castle Rock Museum.  Sat. Sept. 14, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. at the Eagle’s Club (1300 Caprice Dr. Castle Rock, CO  80109) There will be great bbq provided by Old West BBQ and live music from Rudy Grant and The Buffalo Riders – they performed at the Rock View lounge here in Castle Rock in the 70’s.   And a special appearance by Colorado Country Music Hall of Famer and former Castle Rock resident, Peggy Malone.

 

Tickets on sale for $45.00 and can be purchased at the Castle Rock Museum or online at www.castlerockmuseum.com under the Event Tickets tab.  Come out and help support The Castle Rock Museum.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for September

Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 2019 for a viewing of a film on the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City. Colorado’s Canon City and Florence may be best known for Prison Valley, where inmates outnumber residents. But it all started with a tiny territorial prison without a wall, so that inmates could labor in the nearby fields. There is a fascinating story about Colorado’s first prison, its inmates such as Alferd Packer and 11 year murderer Anton Woode, its wardens, its rebellions and riots that most don’t know. Cindy Malone, archivist for Rocky Mountain PBS’ Colorado Experience will present the 1/2 hour documentary that will bring Colorado’s sordid past to life.  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 August

Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 for a presentation by Kim & Bruce Decker who have spent many years renovating the historic Hammar House here in Castle Rock.  The rhyolite house was built in 1881 by Benjamin Hammar.  It was later purchased by Dr. George Alexander for use as his office and home.
The Deckers have performed much of the work themselves to maintain the historic elements of the home while stabilizing and preserving it for future generations.  Come hear all about this wonderful piece of history and how it has gained new life 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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BBQ Fundraiser for The Castle Rock Museum

BBQ fundraiser for the Castle Rock Museum.  Sat. Sept. 14, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. at the Eagle’s Club (1300 Caprice Dr. Castle Rock, CO  80109) There will be great bbq provided by Old West BBQ and live music from Rudy Grant and The Buffalo Riders – they performed at the Rock View lounge here in Castle Rock in the 70’s.   And a special appearance by Colorado Country Music Hall of Famer and former Castle Rock resident, Peggy Malone.

 

Early bird Tickets are $40.00 – as of Sept. 1st tickets are $45.00, so purchase your tickets now. Tickets can be purchased at the Castle Rock Museum or online at www.castlerockmuseum.com under the Event Tickets tab.  Come out and help support The Castle Rock Museum.

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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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