Historic Georgetown, Inc.

Home of the Hamill House Museum and Alpine Hose #2 Museum


Devil's Gate History Club provides a forum for those interested in learning more about the history of the Georgetown-Silver Plume area and the relationship of that history to the local culture, economy, and environment, all within the broader context of the development of the Rocky Mountain West. More recently, the club has broadened its horizons to offer lectures about other interesting topics in the state of Colorado. Participants seek to advance their understanding of the area's history through research and discussion of historical topics.

Lectures are free and open to the public. Voluntary donations are accepted at each meeting to help cover expenses. 


Meetings are usually on the third Friday of each month from September through May, except that no meeting is held in December. Unless otherwise announced, all meetings are held in the Georgetown Community Center on 6th Street, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Devil's Gate History Club

Program Schedule

September 22

Let’s Meet Governor Ralph Carr
A first person portrayal by Jim Wilkins
Colorado’s 29th governor (1939-1943), Carr was noted for his staunch defense of American citizens of Japanese descent during WWII.


October 20

Great American Eclipses: 1878 and 2017
by Greg Jarvis


November 17
The History of KYGT (K-Goat)
by Greg Markle


January 19

Gold: Madness, Murder, and Mayhem

by Ian Neligh


February 16

Denver Mountain Parks History: Living at Genesee Park for 40+ Years

by Martin Hinola


March 16 - TBA


April 20 - TBA


May 18

Waldorf Basin Projects

by Trez Skillern and Trout Unlimited