Upcoming Events

January 18: Palmer Lakes Historical Society's (PLHS) Annual Potluck Dinner and Membership Meeting
January 19: Highlands Ranch Historical Society hosts The Denver Mob Tour
January 20: Dessert with Edgar Allen Poe ...at the Castle
January 21: Mary Todd Lincoln in person at Roxborough Area Historical Society
January 21: Highlands Ranch Historical Society presents Sheriff Kelly, El Paso County’s First Sheriff ...the Secret Scandal

Cherokee Castle
Recurring Events

Public Tours of the Castle: January 6, 18, 20 & 25

For programs, concerts, teas and tours at Cherokee Castle, go to their the Castle website at http://cherokeeranch.org and check their Events page.
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ALSO ..don't forget to check the Around the West to find events outside of Douglas County.


The HDC 2018 Book-calendar was released on August 3rdStrife and Success is the third in the series of Telling the History of Douglas County. The 2018 Book-calendar provides insight to the about Douglas County during the first three decades of the twentieth cent, 1900 - 1930. Learn more about the 2018 Book-calendar and how to obtain one at 2018 Book-Calendar.

Historic Douglas County Coverlet

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Douglas County Libraries Monthly Events

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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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Historical Venue and Organizational Links

National, State and County Registered Historical Venues in Douglas County
To view locations and read a brief overview, go to Nationally Registered Places. The historic venues for Colorado State and Douglas County (“local“) registers can be found on Colorado and Douglas County Registered Places.

Historical Organizations Links

To have your organization added to the list, send a link to hdcwebmaster@historicdouglascounty.org


The Douglas County History Research Center of the Douglas County Libraries collects and preserves the history of Douglas County, the High Plains, the Divide area of the Front Range and the State of Colorado in order to provide historical research resources to the public. The History Research Center’s material includes, but is not limited to books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, oral histories, business records, and personal papers. The History Research Center offers reference services, public programs and online resources to a diverse audience of adults and youth. Donations of material that add to the story of Douglas County history are welcomed.

Douglas County History Research Center
100 South Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
303 688-7730


Castle ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Rock Museum and Historical Society
P. O. Box 1572
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
President/Chairman:  Jerry Persall (jpersll@comcast.net)     Museum Director – Angie De Leo

420 Elbert Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
Museum Telephone:  303-814-3164
Email:  crmuseum@comcast.net
Museum Website:  http://www.castlerockmuseum.org

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Highlands Ranch Historical Society
C/O Nancy Linsenbigler
6452 Silver Mesa Dr, Unit F
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-5898
President/Chairman:  David Hill
Web Site:  www.highlandsranchhistoricalsociety.org

Indian Park Schoolhouse Association
1403 North Highway 67
Sedalia, Colorado 80135
President/Chairman:  Genia Oja
Web Site:  www.indianparkschoolhouseassociation.com

Larkspur Historical Society
C/O Larry Schlupp
4839 Cheyenne Drive
Larkspur, Colorado 80118
President/Chairman:  Larry Schlupp
Email:  lhs@larkspurhistoricalsociety.com
Web Site:  www.larkspurhistoricalsociety.org

Parker Area Historical Society
19650 East Main Street
Parker, Colorado 80138
President/Chairman:  Jan Truskolaski
Web Site:  www.parkerhistory.org

Roxborough Area Historical Society
6222 Roxborough Park Road
Littleton, Colorado 80125
President/Chairman:  Charlene Nauman
Email:  Charlene Nauman
Web Site:  http://www.roxhistory.com

Sedalia Museum and Gardens
P. O. Box 394
Sedalia, Colorado 80135
President/Chairman:  Douggie Young
Open May through September, Saturdays 10-2 and Wednesdays 1-3.


Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 1881
Castle Rock, Colorado 80130
VP Programs & Newsletter: Deena Coutant
Website: http://www.crcgs.org
Email: castlerockgenealogy@gmail.com

Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation
6113 North Daniels Park Road
Sedalia, Colorado 80135
Phone: 303.688.5555
Chief Executive Officer: Micki Clark
Website:  http://www.cherokeeranch.org

Highlands Ranch Mansion
Manager: Sherry Eppers
Phone: 720-240-4908
Go to Tour Pictures and Information for introduction to Highlands Ranch Mansion, tour hours and tour contact information.
Email: Sherry Eppers
Lowell Ranch
Website:  http://www.thecalf.org

Douglas County Virtual History Museum
Virtual Museum Website:  http://www.douglas.co.us/historic/museum

Daughters of the American Revolution, Castle Rock Chapter

Regent: Monica Flinner-Ross denv@aol.com
First Vice-regent: Cindy Cole
Recording/Corresponding Secretary: Ann Corle
Treasurer: Leslie Franks
Registrar: Brigitta Hebron brigheb2@gmail.com
Historian: Karen Graham
Chaplain: Christy Brown
Librarian: Connie Pelster

Daughters of the American Revolution, Smoky Hill Trail Chapter
Chapter contact: Charlotte Isaacs

Regent: Charlotte Isaacs
Vice-regent: Susan Pankratz
Chaplain: Linda Clark
Recording Secretary: Joyce Schleenbaker
Corresponding Secretary: Rebecca Boudreaux-Clavell
Treasurer: Virginia Kracaw
Registrar: Gail Gardner
Historian: Carole Taylor
Librarian: Kathyrn Shulte

DOTTS Club (Deckers, Oxyoke, Twin Cedars, Trumbull, Snowwater)
Mountain Artisans Council, Inc. History Committee
President/Chairman:  Ella Oatman


Cherry Valley/Spring Valley Historical Society
Historic Frankstown, Inc.
Louviers Historical Foundation


The Eastern Colorado Musuems & Historical Societies is a cooperative, multi-county group in which many Douglas County historical societies and museums participate. You can view the participating organizations by going to Eastern Colorado Museums & Historical Societies


If you are interested in making your own pioneer and folk costumes for historical events and activities, here is a website from which you can get patterns: Folkwear Website: http://www.folkwear.com

Non-profit and Mailing Address Info | Box 2032 | Castle Rock | Colorado 80104
IRS Non-profit certified under the 501(c)3 section of the Internal Revenue Code: EIN: 26-4211562; DLN: 17053091004039
Registered as a Non-profit Corporation in the State of Colorado: 200910555341