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2021-09-02T21:26:07+00:00September 2nd, 2021|

  The Battle of Milk Creek is one moment in time. It is a pivotal moment that continues to transform global civilization to this very moment. Not long ago I stood on the Milk Creek Battlefield Park while a man from Africa told me that what happened here is happening around the world today. Shaking

Frank Hicken Story

2017-07-29T12:40:01+00:00July 29th, 2017|

By Frank Hicken I, Benjamin Franklin Hicken, better known as Frank, was born March 10, 1903, in St. Louis, Missouri. My father was killed the same year, working on the railroad. My mother moved to Denver after that, and the four of us boys were placed in the Orphan’s Home, as our mother’s health failed […]

The Story of Our Newspaper at History Camp

2017-06-19T06:31:18+00:00June 19th, 2017|

Thursday, June 15, 2017 was “Newspaper” Day at History Camp! With 37 excited kids divided up into two groups rotating from a historic power point presentation to a tour at the museum to an activity in making their own front page news – the kids learned about James Lyttle the founder of the newspaper, how […]

National Historic District Registry News

2019-12-13T03:05:21+00:00June 19th, 2017|

  National Historic District Nomination Advances by Bob Amick, Chair, Meeker National Historic District Task Force Meeker National Historic District consultant Carl McWilliams, renowned Principal of Cultural Resource Historians reports that the extensive research and documentation for the nomination of the downtown Meeker area as a National Historic District [NHD] is progressing on schedule. McWilliams […]

History Camp 2017

2017-04-29T10:27:45+00:00April 29th, 2017|

2017 HISTORY CAMP Partnering with ERBM Recreation & Parks, our History Camp will be part of the REC KIDS Summer Day Camp this year, Thursday afternoons in June! All the age groups will meet for a historic presentation in the Old West Heritage Culture Center theater room. Then, each age group will rotate for walking […]

Villa Ranch

2017-04-08T12:04:27+00:00April 8th, 2017|

VILLA RANCH–1915 Meeker, Rio Blanco County Mathias and Sigrid Villa homesteaded on Strawberry Creek near Meeker in 1915. They built a cabin that still stands today. Over the next 30 years they acquired five adjoining properties. The Villas and their five children grew grain and hay and raised livestock.  Sigrid sold butter and eggs, and […]

Meeker Cowboy Poet Gathering

2017-03-30T09:25:19+00:00March 30th, 2017|

In Meeker, the indoor “Meeker Cowboy Poet Gathering” showcased intermittently from 1999-2009. Proceeds from the show went to local organizations or projects-between 10 and 12K. Held in February each year, it drew an audience from all over Colorado plus Wyoming, Nebraska and Utah, supporting an attendance of 200 at the matinée and 400 for the […]

Renovation Continues at Old West Heritage Culture Center!

2019-12-13T03:34:31+00:00February 27th, 2017|

With funding received from the Fairfield Committee, the Town of Meeker, and a number of fundraisers and donations the basic construction phases to transform the main room and lobby of the Old West Heritage Culture Center have been complete. The heritage culture center main room has been the venue for multiple uses from RBCHS historical […]

127 Years – Coal Creek School

2019-12-13T03:20:25+00:00February 10th, 2017|

Coal Creek School is closing in on its 127th birthday this fall, so the race is on to get the historic preservation is finished!                     Let There Be Light at Coal Creek School By Janet Clark Light will again be shining into Coal Creek School. The […]

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