Appreciation Tea to be held for Shimko Feb. 22

Sandy Shimko

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society Board and museum members are grateful for Sandy Shimko’s 13 years of dedicated, dependable service. In light of her recent resignation, there will be an Appreciation Tea in the lobby of the Meeker Hotel on Feb. 22. Everyone is invited to come by between 2 and 4 […]

MACC brings Abe back for another performance Feb. 18

MEEKER I To commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the presidency and life history of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society (RBCHS) will jointly sponsor an encore performance by John Voehl of Littleton in mid-February.

Lincoln to return to Meeker

MEEKER I To commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the presidency and life of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council (MACC) and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society (RBCHS) will jointly sponsor an encore performance by John Voehl of Littleton in mid-February.

Museum, RBCHS invited to join event

MEEKER I “Good history is best told by more than one voice,” states the Museum of Western Colorado (MWC). In that spirit, the MWC staff invited history institutions from around the Western Slope to help tell the story of our heritage.

Rio Blanco County Historical Society notes ‘13 successes

During the annual meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society on Sunday this presentation was made to the to Rio Blanco County Rural School Research Committee and its members, from left, Martha Cole, Janet Clark, Marge Rogers and Ellene Meece.

RBC I In spite of the cold and snow, an excellent group gathered at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker on Sunday for the Rio Blanco County Historical Society Annual Meeting. After a luncheon of hot soups, homemade breads, salads and desserts, the annual meeting proceeded with President Ellene Meece presenting the 2013 annual report via PowerPoint […]

RBCHS to hold annual meeting

MEEKER I The 2014 annual meeting of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Kilowatt Korner (Market and 6th) in Meeker.

RBCHS sets museum open house

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society invites all volunteers and members to an Appreciation Open House at the White River Museum, 565 Park Ave., in Meeker on Saturday.

Historical Society recounts lives of area’s homesteaders

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society quarterly meeting was held Oct. 6, highlighted by a great presentation on homesteaders in Rio Blanco County. Connie Theos explained the history of homesteading and the different types of homesteads

Historical Society offers “Homesteading”

RBC | Everyone is invited to “Homesteading in Rio Blanco County,” presented by the Rio Blanco County Historical Society on Sunday.

Historical Society history camp concludes

MEEKER I Rio Blanco County Historical Society partnered with ERBM Recreation and Park District to provide Meeker children an opportunity to discover history in their own backyard. History Camp was conducted each Thursday in June with approximately 15 youths in attendance each week.

Range Call Bank Robbery re-enactment a favorite of holiday events

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society serves rootbeer floats after the Bank Robbery re-enactment.

MEEKER I One of Meeker’s claims to fame was the dramatic attempted robbery of the Bank of Meeker on Oct. 13, 1896. As people have retold the event, there were a few hectic moments where bullets flew and danger was lurking. But, when the crisis was over, three “wanna be” bank robbers were dead.

RBC Pioneer Association events

MEEKER I White River Museum at 565 Park St. is open every day. Colorado’s only curio museum. See fascinating exhibits such as Teddy Roosevelt’s chair, Native American exhibits, pioneer art and artifacts and much more!