The Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center is pleased to announce a virtual genealogy program focused on the Settlement House Movement, presented by Terri Meeks. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. This program is free and open to the public.

Early 20th-century immigrants often relied on the social services offered by Settlement Houses. These institutions played a crucial role in assisting newcomers with housing, education, and employment. Terri Meeks will provide insights into the history of Settlement Houses, highlighting the experiences of those who served and those who benefited from these vital services.

Settlement House records are invaluable for family history and genealogy research. They contain detailed information about the lives of immigrants, including names, dates, places of origin, occupations, and the types of assistance received. These records can help genealogists trace the journeys of their ancestors, providing context to their lives and uncovering connections to broader social movements.

To register for the event, please visit the museum’s calendar at Royal Gorge Museum Calendar. For additional information, contact the museum at (719) 269-9036 or email

The Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center is located at 612 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For more details, please contact:

Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center
Phone: (719) 269-9036
Website: Royal Gorge Museum

Image Source:

  • Photo by Steven Cordes: instant images