About Us

Our Mission

To encourage an appreciation for history with a focus on preserving and sharing Highlands Ranch history.

Our Vision

Be the premier historical society in the south metro region preserving and sharing Highlands Ranch history in the community.

Overview of HRHS

Established in 1991, the Highlands Ranch Historical Society (HRHS) is a 501c3 non-profit focused on identifying, preserving, and promoting the community’s historical significance. The HRHS brings history to life with entertaining and educational programs and tours. Through participation in community outreach activities, we promote pride in Highlands Ranch residents for our shared history.

Core Values

  • KNOWLEDGE. We value lifelong learning to understand the lessons of the past.
  • COMMUNITY. Participation in activities to communicate the importance of our history.
  • PRESERVATION. Protecting artifacts, information and stories from the past for future generations.
  • FUN. Sharing our passion for history through entertaining programs and events.


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

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.