Walking Tours of Downtown Castle Rock

Once again, the Castle Rock Museum is giving free walking tours of downtown Castle Rock each month from May to September.  Join us for the June tour on June 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The 45-minute tour will begin at The Courtyard on Perry Street, 300 Perry St. and will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert Street.  The tour will highlight the history of Castle Rock and its many historic buildings. The remaining tours will be on July 24th, Aug. 28th and Sept. 25th.  Reservations will be required.  Contact the Castle Rock Museum to reserve your spot at (303) 814-3164 or museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for June 2021

Please join us on Thursday June 10, 2021 for a glimpse at history with SidLangsam’s own movie“Operation: Speed”. This great movie takes a look at allthe action at the Continental Divide Raceways here in Castle Rock back in the1960’s. CDR was a well-known racetrack for racers of all types. Sid Langsamwas the owner of CDR and made a short film about the race track. The presentationwill also feature a discussion by local author, Jim Hansmann about CDR and his2020 book“Racing at Altitude”.We encourage everyone to come and share theirstories of CDR also. Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with thepresentation 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 atwww.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164,museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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CRHSM Monthly Presentation is Back!!!!!! In Person on June 10, 2021

Please join us on Thursday June 10, 2021 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.  Sid Langsam was the owner of CDR and made a short film about the race track. The presentation will also feature a discussion by local author, Jim Hansmann about CDR and his 2020 book “Racing at Altitude”. 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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One Week left to complete the Scavenger Hunt

It’s been fun seeing everyone around town with their scavenger hunt sheets.  Be sure to turn them into the Castle Rock museum by June 4th to be entered into the drawing for some great prizes.

                                       

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Scavenge The Rock

Uncover Castle Rock’s story

It’s about the journey, not the destination. Discover the history behind Castle Rock and the journey our community has taken with Scavenge the Rock. In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, uncover the stories that have helped shape our Town and participate in a scavenger hunt that will be fun for the entire family.

In partnership with the Castle Rock Museum, Downtown Merchants Association, Historic Preservation Board and Town, this scavenger hunt is designed to help participants learn about the history of our Town.

Here’s how to play along:

Between Saturday, May 1 and Friday, June 4 pick up a clue sheet at the Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St.

You have all month to complete as many of the tasks on the sheet as possible to earn points.

Return the sheet to the Castle Rock Museum by June 4, 2021 to receive a gift and be entered into a drawing to win prizes including gift certificates to Red Hawk Golf Course, Season passes for the summer concert series and gift cards to many local businesses.

The drawing will be held at the Castle Rock Museum on June 5, 2021 at 1:00pm.  You need not be present to win.

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Scavenger Hunt for the Month of May

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Check out our special exhibit on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Did you know there’s another train depot in Castle Rock?

Visit the Museum and learn about the AT&SF railway and how the DR&G and the AT&SF went to war over laying railroad lines and how they eventually ended up sharing some tracks.

   

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Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery with John Berry

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Walking Tour of Downtown Castle Rock

The last walking tour of Downtown Castle Rock for the season will be:

Sat. Sept. 26th at 10:30am.

Tours begin at the Courtyard on Perry  (300 S. Perry St. ) and end at the Castle Rock Museum

Space is limited, so contact the museum at museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or 303-814-3164 for reservations.

Masks are required will visiting the museum.

 

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