About Us

Our Mission

The Highlands Ranch Historical Society, a nonprofit organization established in 1991, aims to educate the public about the rich history of Highlands Ranch and to instill pride in Highlands Ranch residents about their community’s historical significance. HRHS conducts outreach through monthly programs and community activities and is also a valuable resource of historic archival information.

Overview of HRHS

Established in 1991, the Highlands Ranch Historical Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501c3 organization. The primary objective of the HRHS is to provide monthly educational and entertaining programs with a historical focus; identify, preserve, enhance, and promote historical places and people in Highlands Ranch; and participate in a wide variety of community outreach activities including Highlands Ranch schools, organizations, and events. Many of our members are Docents for the Highlands Ranch Mansion.


    • Eight member Board of Directors
    • Six member Leadership Team
    • All positions are voluntary
    • No paid employees

      Our Goals

      • Research and document history
      • Protect and preserve historically important artifacts and sites
      • Chronicle current history for future historical use
      • Provide educational programs and events

        Meet Our Board


        2019 Top 5 HRHS Volunteers

        Community Outreach

        HRHS community outreach: Monthly Programs, Tours, speaking at schools and community groups, participation in the HRCA Ranch Days at the Mansion, the HRCA Volunteer Fair and July 4 Parade, the HRMD Health and Information Fair, the HRMD Senior Day at the Park, the Douglas County Fair, the Eastern Colorado Historical Societies Meeting and participation in the judging of the Douglas County History Contest.

          Non-Discrimination Statement

          The Highlands Ranch Historical Society does not discriminate against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation or disability.