Upcoming Events

June 24 & 29: Cherokee Castle Public Tours
June 20 - 22: Art Afield Workshop for the Young Artist (Ages 6-8), Cherokee Ranch & Castle
June 20 - 22: Castle Arts (Summer Camp Ages 9-12), Cherokee Ranch & Castle
June 22: Larkspur Historical Society conducts Walking Back in Time - Larkspur
June 22: Roxborough Area Historic Society hosts An Insider’s Peek into Cherokee Castle
June 23: Lunch on the Terrace at Cherokee Castle
June 23: Lionel Young at the Cherokee Castle
June 24: High Noon Teas at Cherokee Castle
June 26: Into the Wild at Cherokee Ranch & Castle
June 27-29: Wildlife Learners Summer Camp at Cherokee Ranch & Castle (Ages 10-15)
June 28: Afternoon Tea at Cherokee Castle
June 30: Lunch on the Terrace at Cherokee Castle

For programs, concerts, teas and tours at Cherokee Castle, go to their the Castle website at http://cherokeeranch.org and check their Events page.

ALSO ..don't forget to check the Around the West to find events outside of Douglas County.

Douglas County Libraries Monthly Events

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Historic Douglas County Coverlet

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Historic Douglas County, Inc. Mission:

The purpose of Historic Douglas County is to expand and enrich public awareness of Douglas County history through education and communication, and through support and coordination among local historical organizations and other related groups.


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Noteworthy Websites

NOTEWORTHY WEBSITES is a Historic Douglas County, Inc. (HDC) webpage, originated in September, 2016. Every now and then, HDC encounters a website that is a really good educational website, contributing both accurate and significant information relative to the settling of Colorado and the culture and early economic profile of the West. The listings are verified by HDC as providing accurate, historical material. Consequently, HDC maintains the right to refuse any information forwarded to us for listing on this site.

Vietnam Veterans of America

Click on the “Vietnam Veterans of America,” above, or go to Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) South Metro Denver Chapter 1106 (www.vva1106.org) to develop an appreciation of how Vietnam War veterans are reaching out to the South Metro Denver Community (Douglas, Arapahoe and Elbert Counties) to assist all veterans with many issues from PTSD to financial hardships to disability assistance to scholarships and more.

The chapter was approved by VVA National on February 12, 2015 and has grown to over 80 members. There are only three chapters in Colorado, but the VVA State Council is working vigorously to establish more chapters throughout the state. Take the time to read the Chapters bi-monthly newsletter which can be found on the website.

VVA’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE: “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.


Wheels that Won the West

Click on “Wheels that Won the West” title, above, and you will be transported to one of the most professional and accurate website (blog spot) on the Internet about wagons that truly conquered and settled the West. David Sneed is a professional’s professional when it comes to putting together one of the most educational websites by wagons contribution to the settlement of the West that you will have ever seen.

Here’s what David says about his website, The Wheels That Won The West®david-sneedThe Wheels That Won The West® collection spans more than two centuries of horse drawn vehicle manufacture. It contains scarce imagery, specifications, correspondence, promotional literature & other all-but-forgotten historical details of the workings of America’s early western transportation industry. The subject is a huge and virtually untouched aspect of western study; rich with untold stories of personal, corporate & national dreams. Focusing on the heavier farm, freight, ranch, coach, business & military vehicles that built the western frontier of the U.S., our research and articles have been published by the American Chuck Wagon Association, National Stagecoach & Freight Wagon Association, Santa Fe Trail Association, The Carriage Journal, Farm Collector, Driving Digest & Wild West magazines as well as the Wheels That Won The West® website & numerous other traditional and on-line publications. Complementing our commitment to research, publishing, entertainment & promotional projects, we are frequently called on for vehicle consulting, identification & authentication work.

Goodnight Barn Restoration

Click on the “Goodnight Barn Restoration,” above, goodnight-barn-restorationand go to the Facebook page of this fascinating, historic project. Charles M. Goodnight was a cattleman, inventor, pioneer and entrepreneur who had tremendous impact on Colorado, Texas and the West. Goodnight’s name and character was a stalwart cornerstone of the West. He and his partner, Oliver Loving, established perhaps the most important and heavily traveled cattle trial in the American West. His Rock Canyon Ranch west of Pueblo served as the northern headquarters of the famous Goodnight-Loving Trail.

The 1871 horse and carriage barn is now in the process of being restored. The Goodnight Barn Restoration Facebook page takes the reader to the heart of this interesting, historic project.

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