Happy 20th Anniversary! The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum

Happy 20th Anniversary!

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum

Anniversaries are important celebrations and milestones like your 20th deserve to be recognized. For the last twenty years, the Castle Rock Historical Society has been volunteering their time to make sure residents and visitors alike get the chance to experience and learn about the colorful history of Castle Rock.

The Castle Rock Historical Society was formed in 1991 by a group of citizens with a passion for highlighting the colorful and rich history of Castle Rock as well as preserve historic buildings in the heart of Downtown. Five years after the society was founded, the Historical Society was able to purchase the old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot to create a museum, which it still is today. The museum showcases several permanent exhibits as well as temporary exhibits such as the current exhibit 100th Anniversary of the United States Entering into WWII.

Both permanent and limited exhibits are on display at the museum, but the work of the Historical Society hardly stops there. The CRHS hosts regular Walking and Biking Tours of Historic Downtown Castle Rock, Trolley Tours, Walking Tours of historical cemeteries in October, and seasonal special events. Additionally, free monthly presentations are hosted at the Philip S. Miller Library, covering a variety of subjects. On September 14th, you can catch a presentation by Bart Berger from the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation. Berger created this foundation several years ago to assist in advocating for Denver Mountain Parks in the hopes of improving and maximizing the potential of the park system’s 14,000 acres. Refreshments will be served prior to the presentation at 6:45pm, with the main event commencing at 7pm.

Presentations like these draw dozens of curious residents each month, eager to learn something new about their community. The Castle Rock Historical Society is proud to present these, free of charge, but depends on and sincerely appreciates the support of those who enjoy these and all the other programming the CRHS sponsors. Supporting the historical society and museum is as easy as making a donation online at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or, better yet, by becoming a member. Yearly memberships are available for students, individual and families or you can make a one-time donation by purchasing a lifetime individual or family membership. Memberships are incredibly affordable and afford the Historical Society the ability to keep doing the great work they do for the Town of Castle Rock.

Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” The Castle Rock Historical Society knows that this community’s roots run deep and they are committed to preserving all that is uniquely Castle Rock for years to come.

The Castle Rock Museum is located at 420 Elbert Street – Open Wed-Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm. To make a donation, purchase a membership or for more information, go to www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org

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