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 […]

Mountain Man: Joe Meek

2016-05-27T12:14:19+00:00May 27th, 2016|

For some fifteen years — roughly speaking, 1823 to 1838, the western U.S. was the domain of the mountain men, fur trappers who spent years traveling and living in the wilderness. Long before wagon trains, settlers, gold rushes, cavalry, Indian wars, cowboys, wild west towns, or railroads, mountain men were the first from the U.S. […]

2016 History Camp!

2016-05-16T15:36:55+00:00May 16th, 2016|

HISTORY IN YOUR BACKYARD! This year’s line up is more exciting than ever! And for the first time, you can register for one day or all four days…at the Meeker Recreation Center! July 7: Home on the Range Discover all it takes to run a ranch and feed the crew. We’ll be making biscuits right […]

Honoring White River Ute Heritage

2016-03-25T14:44:48+00:00March 25th, 2016|

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society had hoped to have a nice luncheon and conversation about their shared heritage with the Ute guests who came to the quarterly meeting on Sunday afternoon. But, they never dreamed it would be such a transparent and rich dialogue from both sides of the topic. The unity was tangible […]

Celebrating Our Hunting History

2015-08-06T08:56:13+00:00August 6th, 2015|

October 4th, 1:00 p.m. at the Old West Heritage Culture Center (517 Park Ave. Meeker, Colorado), was our quarterly meeting for Rio Blanco County Historical Society. As special guest, Susan Reneau gave a historic presentation: Celebrating Our Hunting History. Author of Colorado’s Biggest Bucks and Bulls and other books relating historic hunting stories, Susan shared […]

The Lady from England Who Came to Meeker, Colorado

2015-08-04T15:45:58+00:00August 4th, 2015|

My name is Mary Allsebrook Smith. I was born in England in 1866 and was only three years old when my mother died. My father, William Allsebrook, remarried and I have to tell you, I did not get along with my step-mother! So, early on, I was sent finishing school to become a lady. It […]

The Dog from Meeker, Colorado Who Went to the White House

2015-07-18T07:31:04+00:00July 18th, 2015|

THE DOG FROM MEEKER, COLORADO WHO WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE     My name is Teddy Roosevelt. I lived a long time ago and was the 26th President of the United States. I lived here in the White House.           Have you heard of me? You may have also heard […]

History Camp 2015

2015-06-25T17:11:33+00:00June 25th, 2015|

HISTORY IN YOUR BACKYARD!                   History Camp Thursdays in July July 9 Downtown Historic Walking Tour – Walk to historic sites and learn the stories of two old historic houses and two of the oldest churches in Meeker. July 16 Colorful Characters of RBC The Dog from […]

Presentation ~ Colorful Characters of RBC

2015-03-14T12:15:16+00:00March 14th, 2015|

A historic presentation was well attended Sunday afternoon, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave (next door to the Museum Garrison). The program covered six characters who passed through Rio Blanco County from the late 1800’s through early 1950’s. Utilizing skits and a slide show, their colorful […]

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