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!

Stories of the Parish on June 30

MEEKER I The public is invited to “Stories of the Parish” presented by the Rio Blanco County Historical Society on June 30 in Meeker.

Cameras roll at Old Timers’ event

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society and Meeker Arts and Cultural Committee are partnering again at this year’s annual Old Timers’ Dinner and Dance to capture stories from area pioneers and their descendants.

Lincoln reenactment production March 14

MEEKER | MACC and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society have joined to cooperatively present John Voehl, a renowned Abraham Lincoln re-enactor in an evening production on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Meeker High School auditorium.

Volunteer appreciation…

Longtime RBCHS volunteers Ethel Starbuck and Joe Sullivan and others accepted appreciation gifts made by the RBCHS board of directors.

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society held a volunteer reception Saturday, Dec. 1 at the White River Museum.

Recording the past for the future

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society had their quarterly meeting Sunday and 27 people showed up to enjoy the Cowboy Heritage theme.

RBC Historical Society open house Saturday

The White River Museum will host an open house Saturday, Sept. 8, with the opening ceremony starting at 3:30 p.m. Local town and county officials, along with lighting designer Nancy Johnson will speak. Tours of the newly illuminated exhibits in the museum will be available and refreshments will be provided.

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society and the White River Museum will celebrate the completion of the first phase of the lighting project at an open house reception and recognition ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 8 between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at the museum located at 565 Park St.

Historical society meets April 1

MEEKER I From telegraph’s “Singing Wires” of the late 1800’s to 4G cell phones today, Rio Blanco County has been a part of the telecommunications ride. But somewhere in between, when there was a switchboard in the hospital and one in the Meeker Hotel; when party lines were the norm and most everyone had a […]