Seven Times the Seventh Season of Parks and Recreation Loved Historic Preservation

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Parks and Recreation aired seven seasons on NBC. (Photo: NBC)

This spring we said goodbye to the beloved Parks and Recreation, state and local government’s favorite TV show possibly ever. Parks and Rec made us laugh for seven seasons and elicited I don’t know how many, “This is exactly what my office is like!” from government workers throughout the country. Continue reading “Seven Times the Seventh Season of Parks and Recreation Loved Historic Preservation”

The Role of Toys in the Archaeology of Self

In early 2008 I visited my childhood home in North Carolina with my wife Laurie and oldest son Andrew. Laurie was pregnant with our younger son James. Having children was already making me feel nostalgic about my own childhood, but something else emphasized it on that visit.

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Partially buried scale model plane (Avro Vulcan)

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Pop Quiz: Do You Know This Building?

By Heather Peterson, National and State Register Historian

This building is featured in the Do You Know? section of History Colorado’s 2015 March/April issue of Colorado Heritage. Read the full issue here.

You may know that it’s the Stanley Arms Apartments in Denver, but what do you know about one of its most significant residents? Take the quiz, then read the full story below. Continue reading “Pop Quiz: Do You Know This Building?”

6 Ways To Write About Preservation So Someone Will Care

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Claire L. Lanier, Outreach and Creative Content Editor at History Colorado

Two years ago the Preservation Communications team here at History Colorado put out a press release about a Multiple Property Documentation Form for historic sites along the Santa Fe Trail.  We were very excited about the significance of this milestone. Hooray! we said. This is great press for preservation! we said. Continue reading “6 Ways To Write About Preservation So Someone Will Care”

More Than Just a Piece of Paper: Why the Winks Lodge National Register Amendment Matters

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Claire L. Lanier, Preservation Programs Outreach Coordinator at History Colorado

RACE: Are We So Different? may not be here at the History Colorado Center any longer—the exhibit, which was produced by the American Anthropological Association left on January 4—but that doesn’t mean we’re done talking about race and its implications. Race is always a topic of discussion in the United States and the world, for that matter, particularly within the last year, and as a history organization, it’s part of who we are to think and talk about how our country’s ever-changing cultural attitudes affect how we see and preserve the past. Indeed, there’s no better time to continue the conversation than on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Continue reading “More Than Just a Piece of Paper: Why the Winks Lodge National Register Amendment Matters”