Historic Georgetown, Inc.

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

Devil's Gate History Series 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 Series

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
History of the World Postal Stamps
by Mark Richards

March 16

To be announced, check back soon for update

April 20

History of Radio in Colorado

by Steven Conklin

May 18

Waldorf Basin Projects

by Trez Skillern (U.S. Forest Service) and Trout Unlimited