The Cherry Creek Valley Historical Society (CCVHS) was incorporated in 1975 under Colorado State law to study, record, preserve, and display the history of the Cherry Creek Valley. The area CCVHS works in includes Cherry Creek State Park at the north to the headwaters of the Cherry Creek near Castlewood Canyon at the south. Current CCVHS projects and interests include:
· Melvin Schoolhouse and Museum
· Clarice Crowle Memorial Library
· 17 Mile House Farm Park
· Melvin-Lewis Cemetery
· Cherokee and Smoky Hill Trails
CCVHS meets quarterly at the Melvin Schoolhouse or the Smoky Hill Library and has various speakers. At least one field trip or picnic is planned every summer. All functions are open to the public. The CCVHS newsletter, The Quill is published quarterly.