History in our own backyard
RAHS Annual Meeting and 10th Anniversary with special guest, Thomas Jefferson, Thursday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.
You are invited to a 10th anniversary party that you won’t want to miss! The Roxborough Area Historical Society has invited America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by Jack Van Ens) to be its guest speaker on Thursday, January 26, 7p.m. at the Roxborough Park Community Center, 6237 Roxborough Drive. It’s free and open to school-aged children and adults but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the form below.
Since 1974 Van Ens has portrayed Jefferson for scores of schools, religious organizations, libraries and public service groups. Among his various activities and recognitions, Van Ens has been invited as a Visiting Scholar at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, Jefferson’s historic Virginia home. He is also the author of How Jefferson Made the Best of Bad Messes.
Van Ens said his mission is to build awareness and understanding of our historic American values and virtues through up-to-date and down- to-earth dramatic story-telling. RAHS has asked “Mr. Jefferson” to specifically discuss Jefferson’s monumental presidential decision to expand the United States’ unexplored West. Jefferson is credited for sending Lewis and Clark to explore, map, and record the plants, animals and peoples of the Great American West.
At a short business meeting, RAHS will explain its application for funding to the State Historic Fund. If awarded, monies will be used to restore the Silica Kiln. RAHS would be responsible for raising approximately $25,000 as matching dollars. In addition, a slate of 2017 officers will be elected and the year’s planned events announced. RAHS will sell copies of Flo Tonelli’s and Char Nauman’s book, Roxborough.
Become a member of RAHS and you'll assist in bringing information about history in our own backyard to others. Please consider renewing your membership if you are already a member! Annual memberships begin on January 1 of each year and remain active until the following December 31. Individual annual memberships are $15, family annual memberships are $20, lifetime memberships are $100 and business/corporate annual memberships are $50.
*Donations are always appreciated to help defray program costs.
We're planning our events for 2017 -- here's some of what we're working on. Dates and times may change so check back for more details!
March 3, Fundraiser for the kiln project at Memory Lane
April 20, Active Minds - Women of Denver
May, Miksch-Helmer cabin tour
Summer, tour of Castle Rock
Summer, Bradford House, Ken Caryl
Fall, Highline Canal history