Remembering Trapper’s Lake

2014-10-13T07:33:50+00:00October 13th, 2014|

Remembering Trapper’s Lake was the topic at the October 5, 2014 Rio Blanco County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting. The members and guests enjoyed a pot-luck luncheon and informative business meeting before the group viewed slides of historic photos surrounding the legendary lake, old lodge and boat house. Throughout the presentation, stories and old memories were […]

MUSIC in Rio Blanco County

2014-06-25T12:59:44+00:00June 25th, 2014|

RBCHS brings the community a Historic Presentation with stories of the dances in the old rural schools and IOOF, band days in high school, singing and vocal groups, original dance bands plus…entertainment by David Main, Mary K. Kruger and Tom Allen! Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Kilowatt Korner. Luncheon at 1:00 (bring salad or dessert […]

2014 History Camp ~ Family Friendly

2014-06-17T17:39:07+00:00June 17th, 2014|

  Date: Thursdays – July 10, 17, 24, 31 – 2014 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Location: White River Museum Format: Family Learning Experience   ·        Downtown Historic Walking Tour – Businesses of the Past – July 10  IOOF Building (Mountain Valley Bank), Hugus Building (Wendells), Neal Building (Meeker Drug) ·         Wilderness Day – Learning our Wilderness’ […]

Early Tel-Communications of the White River Valley

2014-03-26T11:04:18+00:00March 26th, 2014|

Number Please documentary. Click title to read. The Rio Blanco County Historical Society Historical Presentation presented to the public in 2012 by the same title, inspired this intriguing documentary written by Bob Amick. All eighteen pages are filled with interesting facts, stories and photos. A new exhibit was also created in the White River Museum […]

“Rural School Days” Presentation

2019-12-13T04:09:10+00:00March 19th, 2014|

                    We’ve all heard about the 3 R’s – Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic but the 4th R is for Romance! Now, you can hear some fun romance stories of the early rural school teachers. These tenacious women took on the duties of educating kids in a […]

Honoring Our Cowboy Heritage

2012-09-08T05:29:19+00:00September 8th, 2012|

Quarterly Meeting, Oct 7, 2012, was Honoring our Cowboy Heritage. The historic presentation educated the group on our pioneer ‘Cowboys’ and ‘Cowgirls’ who have paved the way for cattle and sheep ranching in this county for many years. Round table stories were shared, ‘cowboy’ memorabilia displayed,  ‘Beans and Cornbread’ potluck dinner enjoyed and the BEST […]

Local Military History

2012-06-10T08:30:06+00:00June 10th, 2012|

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society honored our local military individuals on June 24, 2012 the  Quarterly Meeting. All those  from this area who have served our country were invited as special guests! The historic presentation included special patriotic music by our local young people, four young men modelling antique military uniforms and ten veterans […]

World War II Presentation by Jim Pilkington

2011-06-16T12:11:41+00:00June 16th, 2011|

The Rio Blanco Historical Society Quarterly Meeting on Sunday, June 26th at Kilowatt Korner, was well attended! The board provided hamburgers and fixin’s and welcomed the salads and desserts to round it out. Thanks, Gayle, for the tasty hamburgers!! Jim Pilkington gave a World War II presentation to the group after a brief business meeting, […]

Sheep Ranching in Rio Blanco County

2011-03-28T06:54:44+00:00March 28th, 2011|

The Historical Society Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon met April 3rd at Kilowatt Korner, 1:00 p.m.  A fairly good group gathered in spite of the heavy spring snow that Sunday and after a hearty pot-luck casserole meal together and business meeting, the group welcomed Gus Halandras as their speaker, sharing history of sheep ranching in this […]

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