Celebrating our Volunteer Fire Department Heritage

2016-07-11T11:10:11+00:00July 11th, 2016|

Rio Blanco County Historical Society’s regular Quarterly Meeting was Sunday afternoon, July 10th, but it was anything but regular. The members and guests enjoyed a picnic potluck at the beautiful Downtown Plaza Pavilion before walking across the street to the Old West Heritage Culture Center for a brief business meeting and then a historic presentation […]

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 […]

Celebration of 130 Years of The Herald Times Newspaper!

2015-05-11T05:50:11+00:00May 11th, 2015|

Back in August of 1885, James Lyttle started up a newspaper in Meeker, Colorado. Today, it’s the sixth oldest continuous newspaper in Colorado! James, arriving in America from Ireland in 1867 at the age of eleven, actually found his life work in his “job” as very young citizen – being an apprentice in a print […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Early Homesteading in RBC

2013-09-18T15:25:34+00:00September 18th, 2013|

October 6, RBCHS brought a presentation to the public on Early Homesteading in RBC! Stories of Early Homesteaders The luncheon included pots of beans with cornbread and goulash provided by the board. Members and guests brought delicious salads and desserts. This was followed by a brief business meeting that gave all the committee reports on […]

Stories of the Parish

2013-06-04T13:33:12+00:00June 4th, 2013|

June 30th, 2013 was “Stories of the Parish” at Richards Hall The educational and FUN presentation was enjoyed by everyone! Three churches came to Meeker in the late 1800’s – Episcopal, Catholic and Methodist. Mary Kay Kruger presented the narrative for the Methodist Church while the slide presentation showed early day photos. Elaine Jordan presented […]

Pioneer Women of Rio Blanco County

2013-02-17T08:33:28+00:00February 17th, 2013|

Our presentation of PIONEER WOMEN of Rio Blanco County on April 7, 2013 at the Kilowatt Korner, was amazing! The meeting opened with attention to Evelyn Metzger and her 100th birthday…a lovely corsage was presented along with a beautiful rose arrangement and an impressive birthday cake. The entire group sang happy birthday and applauded the […]

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