2021 Book-Calendar

The HDC 2021 Book-calendar was released on August 1rd 2020. The 2021 Book-calendar, Explosion of Growth is the sixth and last of the six-year series of Telling the History of Douglas County. The 2021 Book-calendar covers the era of 1990 to 2020 …a time encompassing when Douglas County was the fastest growing county in the United States. Learn more about the 2021 Book-calendar and how to obtain one at 2021 Book-calendar, Explosion of Growth.

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
Email: truskolaski@centurylink.net
Web Site:  www.parkerhistory.org

Roxborough Area Historical Society
6222 Roxborough Park Road
Littleton, Colorado 80125
Email: roxboroughhistory@gmail.com
President/Chairman:  Charlene Nauman
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:  PJ Brown pj@castlerockdar.org
First Vice Regent:  Deborah Mulvey debbiemulvey@icloud.com
Second Vice Regent:  Peggy DuCharme ducharmepr@gmail.com
Treasurer:  Jan Larson sugarloafjn@msn.com
Co-Registrar: Vickie Rutkowski  ver3298@gmail.com
Co-Registrar:  Cindy Cole  cindycole2011@yahoo.com
Recording Secretary:  Janice Baker  tazotea@comcast.net
Corresponding Secretary:  Kay Underwood  lkuwood@comcast.net
Chaplain:  Tami Mathews  tamilea2001@yahoo.com
Historian:  Laura Bentzen  rbentzen8@gmail.com
Librarian:  Karen Graham   kgbookmouse@gmail.com

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: 20091055341