Rifle Heritage Center

Preserving, Presenting & Promoting the History & Heritage of Rifle, CO

Our Mission Statement

To preserve, present, & promote the history & heritage of Rifle, Colorado.



On April 1, 2014, the newly created organization above began operating. The previous evening, March 31, 2014, the board of directors of two organizations met and finalized an on-going consolidation effort. Now the Rifle Creek Museum and the Rifle Historical Society, Inc., are consolidated into one entity named Rifle Creek Center for Historical Preservation. The eleven directors of the board chose the following to be officers:  Cecil Waldron–Chair,   Judy Builteman–Vice Chair,   Betty Waldron–Secretary,   Jean Mullenax–Treasurer. The other directors are: Maryhannah Throm,   Rich Carter,   Kathy Runia,   Shirley Lawson,   Dick Rhoades,   Betty Clifford,   and   Alan Lambert. The board will meet monthly. Then, at a special board meeting on April 10, 2014, two new board members were voted in: Ava Bowles and Kevin Runia.

This website was originally part of the Rifle Historical Society, Inc., then was reconstructed to serve the Rifle Creek Center for Historical Preservation. Thanks to Ryan Mackley for creating the website and hosting it on his own server. Anyone is welcome to offer comments in this regard to Dick Rhoades at rwro@yahoo.com.