Highlands Ranch Highlight: The Samuel Allen Long Story – A Journey Through His Legacy and Colorado Charm! 

Monday, March 18, 2024
Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and TOUR the beautiful Mansion before the program.
Program  7:00-8:30 pm

9950 E. Gateway Dr.  Highlands Ranch  80126
$5 Donation Suggested at Door for non-HRHS members

Step back in time and uncover the captivating story of Samuel Allen Long, the pioneering homesteader who left an indelible mark on Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Born in 1827 in Pennsylvania, Long would come to Denver in 1880 and was known for being a real estate mogul along the Front Range.

Join us for an immersive program as we delve into the life and adventures of this resilient figure who tamed the wild frontier and built a legacy that echoes through the ages. Discover the challenges and triumphs of Long’s homesteading journey, from breaking ground on the rugged landscape to development after his final move to Denver.

Through engaging narratives, historical anecdotes, and visual presentations, we’ll paint a vivid picture of the man behind the legend and how the research is conducted. Learn about Long’s enduring impact on Highlands Ranch, including the original farm of Rotherwood, and the enduring spirit that continues to shape the region. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a local resident, or simply curious about the tales of Colorado’s past, this program promises to be an enlightening and entertaining exploration of Samuel Allen Long’s extraordinary life.

Staff from the Douglas County Libraries Archives and Local History will also discuss the who, what and why behind using archival collections and what a day in the life of an Archivist looks like. Learn what happens with HRHS Oral Histories submitted to Archives and Local History.

OUR PRESENTER:  Cecily North-Rudow, Archivist for Douglas County Libraries, is a Certified Archivist and has worked with Douglas County Libraries for 12 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities with an Emphasis in Architecture, Culture and Society from Arizona State University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. In addition to DCL, she has also worked at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York, the Pueblo City-County Library District and the map library at CU-Boulder. Cecily grew up in Douglas County and now lives in Castle Rock with her husband and daughter.