Monday, October 19, 2020

All day
Historical Happenings September -October 2020

Historical Happenings September -October 2020

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 11:59pm
HRHS Board

Colorado Castles Recording & Contest

Historic Douglas County 2021 Book-Calendar is available!

Street and Park Names in Highlands Ranch

Business Sponsor Spotlight: Jim Brown, Charter Financial Resources

Tell Us What You Think (Survey)

Colorado Castles Recording and CONTEST!! 

With PRIZE!!!

We have something new!!  

Click this link HERE to go to the Colorado Castles page and RECORDING!

In addition, click HERE to go to the COLORING PAGE for Castle Isabel, yes, our very own Highlands Ranch Mansion was once known as Castle Isabel. 

And now you have an exciting opportunity to COLOR Castle Isabel!!   Something new for us!  Download the page, Print it, and then COLOR IT, any way you like!   Give it to your children or Grandkids to color.  The choice is yours.

Then, take a picture of the MASTERPIECE colored page, and email it back to us!   We will enter all into a drawing for one of two fabulous prizes......The biggie is a new copy of the book, Murder at the Brown Palace, by Dick Kreck.  Dick very generously donated the book for one talented winner!! And another prize is a COLORING BOOK from the HRHS!

Email your Castle Isabel Coloring page entry to by October 15.  We will enter all entries into the drawing.  And we will PUBLISH ALL entries here on this website



Historic Douglas County 2021

Book-Calendar is available!

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. 

Highlands Ranch is featured on the August 2021 page.     $6.50 each

Learn more about the 2021 Book-calendar and how to obtain one at

2021 Book-calendar, Explosion of Growth.

Street and Park Names in Highlands Ranch

As we approach our 40th Anniversary in Highlands Ranch, it is fun to LOOK BACK at some of the interesting beginnings to our lovely community. 

Click HERE to learn about how some of the Streets and Parks were named, and where they are located. 

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Online Info
PO Box 631334
Highlands Ranch 80163
Historical Hauntings

Historical Hauntings

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Shaun Boyd, History Colorado Curator of Archives


Ghost stories have woven through our area's history since before the gold rush, and they continue on.

Join Curator of Archives and long-time Douglas County history collector Shaun Boyd as she tells tales of cowboys, mysterious Victorian ladies, and modern ghost hunting covering a selection of sites from Palmer Lake to Denver, with a special stop in Highlands Ranch.

Note: the video recording  is missing the first two minutes from the original presentation.  The main thing missing is our speaker, Shaun Boyd, introducing the topic.

Cheeseman Park, relocating coffins, Courtesy of History Colorado

Castle Rock Museum, Courtesy of Castle Rock Museum

Old Stone Church in Castle Rock, Courtesy of DC Libraries

Spring Valley Cemetery, Courtesy of Douglas County Libraries

Highlands Ranch Mansion, Courtesy of HR Mansion/HR Metro District

About our Presenter: Shaun Boyd, History Colorado Curator of Archives

Shaun Boyd has been the Curator of Archives at History Colorado for 2 years, where she takes care of all the paper based and/or information-intensive "stuff". Prior to that, she spent 19 years as an Archivist with the Douglas County Libraries. Shaun has an MA in History from Colorado State University, and a Master's of Library and Information Science from Emporia State University.




PO Box 631334
Highlands Ranch 80163