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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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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