HRHS Happenings

RTD Tour: The Secret Garden

Speaker: 
at the Stage Theatre, DCPA

The beloved classic blossoms anew in this enchanting musical full of beautiful melodies. When young Mary un­covers the key to her late aunt’s long-lost garden, she be­comes determined to revive the beauty that once flour­ished.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:15pm to 5:30pm

RTD Tour: Celestial Seasonings Factory Tour and Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art

Speaker: 
RTD Tour

See the world's most advanced tea production plant.. Includes time to shop in the Tea Shop, eat lunch in the Café or BYO brown bag lunch.  Then, tour  Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art, which is an intimate journey through one of the na­tion’s largest private collections of western art. It will lift your spirit and fill your senses with the beauty and drama of the old west.  This Museum will be closing in August 2017. 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

Guts and Glory: Modern Medicine and Surgery During the Civil War

Dr. Robert Mallin, Civil War Medical/Surgical Expert
Speaker: 
Dr. Robert Mallin

Civil War Medical and Surgical Practices, presented by Dr. Robert Mallin, a noted Civil War Medical expert.

Bob Mallin is a retired surgeon who practiced in Anchorage Alaska and retired to Santa Fe New Mexico. He Volunteered at Pecos National Park. the site of the battle of Glorieta Pass during the New Mexican Civil War campaign. The presentation will be a survey of medical and surgical practices during the American Civil War.  We will discuss the myths of "bitten Bullets", whiskey anesthesia, barbaric practices, and short comings, as well as innovations and advances.  Dr. Mallin has an antique 1864 Contract Surgeon's surgical  kit and several additional instruments to demonstrate...surgical volunteers not solicited!  

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

RTD Tour: The Bernice Murders at the Adams Mystery Playhouse

The Bernice Murders
Speaker: 
Murder Mystery Theatre

Get ready for a trip on the Countess Luxury Line cruise ship!  Destination: the Wiki- Tiki Lounge in O'ahu, as special VIP guests for the Eddie Melvin show! Join the THREE polyester- clad Bernices, ships' captain, Cap­py Catalina & show biz favorite, Eddie Melvin, for our latest Murder Mystery spectacular!   Tropical and Luau Attire is recommended ... so get out your Hawaiian shirts OR your fa­vorite Polyester Pant Suit!

Date and Time: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

RTD Tour - Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Boulder Dinner Theater

Speaker: 
Boulder Dinner Theatre

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph en­dures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
10:30am to 5:00pm

RTD Tour-Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime

Speaker: 
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play.  Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
12:30pm to 5:30pm

The Mystery Behind the Strangely Bent Trees of Colorado

Speaker: 
John Anderson

Ute Indian Prayer Trees are a unique variety of Culturally Modified Trees (CMT) that were skillfully cultivated by the Ute Indians throughout much of Colorado.  The Ute began modifying trees for navigational, medicinal, nutritional, educational, burial or spiritual purposes, hundreds of years ago. 

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Back Country Hayride to the Failing Homestead

Speaker: 
HRCA and HR Historical Society

Visit an original homestead that was one of the historic landgrants that eventually became Highlands Ranch.

Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely ride pulled by two big beautiful horses.  Possibly see native wildlife in their natural habitat.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

UFO Crashes in New Mexico from 1945-1948

I am Chuck Wade, and I live in Gallup, New Mexico. This is a photo of me with Gallup in the background. I am holding some UFO crash debris that I retrieved from a site on the Plains of San Augustin in southern New Mexico. Photo courtesy Craig Robinson
Speaker: 
Chuck Wade

Chuck Wade has been researching UFO crashes in New Mexico for many years.  He will present compelling evidence of 7 specific UFO crashes that occurred in NM between 1945-1948. 

Date and Time: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Writing For Pleasure - For Profit

Speaker: 
Multiple

This panel of Historical Society members, who are also experienced and local writers,  will reveal their methods and inspirations for writing, along with secrets to success.  Each brings a different and unique perspective to the common topic of writing.

Date and Time: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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