RBCHS has presentation on music

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will hold a musical history program on Sunday centered around local music. The public is invited.

Early local teachers came to RBC for work, found love

The Lime Kiln Schoolhouse, constructed in 1917, is seen here in 1929 with Eleanor Kugler Service in the doorway. Lime Kiln Schoolhouse is one of 39 school in operation within the county in the past century and most assuredly played a role in the romance of one or a couple school teachers who came into the area to teach.

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society and its Rural School Committee teamed with the Meeker Arts and Culture Council Sunday, April 6, to portray “Rural School Days,” a fun and informative historic presentation.

Honest Abe on freeing the slaves

John Voehl of Littleton gave performances on Feb. 18 and 19 at Meeker High School and at Meeker Elementary School during his stay in Meeker. For the second year in a row, Voehl’s adaptation of Abraham Lincoln enthralled those who saw him, courtesy of the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society. Above, Voehl can be seen among the fifth-grade students at the elementary school.

MEEKER I Students of Kristen Henderson’s and Pat Ibach’s fifth-grade classes at Meeker Elementary School, as well as Barone Middle School and Meeker High School students were delighted by John Voehl’s portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, on Feb. 19.

History of local churches topic of historical society event

The Rio Blanco Historical Society had an educational and entertaining quarterly meeting at St. James Episcopal Church in Meeker  on June 30. The meeting was held in the hall named for Father Will Richards, in honor of guest speaker Andrew Cooley, who was in character as Father Richards. Cooley has done extensive research on Father Richards, and he feels he owes his career path to the man. Cooley has been serving as an Episcopal priest for several years. The meeting also addressed the history of United Methodist and Holy Family Catholic churches in Meeker.

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco Historical Society had an educational and entertaining quarterly meeting at St. James Episcopal Church in Meeker June 30. The meeting was held in the hall named for Father Will Richards, in honor of guest speaker Andrew Cooley, who was in character as Father Richards.

Historical Society enjoys successful Range Call

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society had a very busy Range Call celebration, helping wrap up the 128th edition of the Fourth of July in Meeker.

Stories of the Parish on June 30

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

Centenarian honored…

Evelyn Metzger

The quarterly meeting of the Rio Blanco Historical Society began by singing “Happy Birthday” to Evelyn Metzger on Sunday. Metzger recently turned 100 years of age, and she shared some timeless and priceless stories in line with the day’s pioneer woman theme.

Program highlighted area pioneers

Ten Meeker-area women portrayed members of the area’s pioneer families during the “Pioneer Women in Rio Blanco County” presentation put on by the Rio Blanco County Historical Society on Sunday at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker. Roughly 75 persons attended the program.

MEEKER I The Rio Blanco Historical Society’s “Pioneer Women of Rio Blanco County” program drew more than 70 persons Sunday to enjoy the telling of tales dating back at least decades in county history.

RBC Historical Society presentation

MEEKER | A program titled “Pioneer Women of Rio Blanco County” will be presented April 7 at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker.

Lincoln re-enactment

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Roughly 60 Meeker residents spent an educational two hours on April 14 at Meeker High School, learning firsthand about President Abraham Lincoln. John Voehl of Littleton captivated the audience at the free performance with stories and anecdotes about Lincoln’s childhood, young adulthood and his presidential years.

Lincoln re-enactment set for this evening

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.

Lincoln as portrayed by John Voehl Mar. 14

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 and the Rio Blanco County Historical Society will cooperatively sponsor a reenactment by John Voehl of Littleton, Colo.