Back to School: Historic Colorado Schools Listed in the National & State Register of Historic Properties

7.Pres50-3Images-AllIt’s that time of year when first-day-of-school posts are everywhere and fall is in the air. Halloween books are already on display at the library. In celebration of the start of school, it’s also time to celebrate Colorado’s many beautiful, historic schools listed in the National Register of Historic Places and State Register of Historic Properties. Continue reading “Back to School: Historic Colorado Schools Listed in the National & State Register of Historic Properties”

Call of the Wild Auction in Yampa a success

Silent Auction outside Antlers Cafe & Bar. Photo by History Colorado.
Silent Auction outside Antlers Cafe & Bar. Photo by History Colorado.

The Friends of Crossan’s M&A Market in Yampa held its third annual Call of the Wild Auction on Saturday, July 30, raising an amazing $31,000 for the rehabilitation of the historic market. Anne McCleave of the State Historical Fund attended to show History Colorado’s support for historic preservation in Yampa. Continue reading “Call of the Wild Auction in Yampa a success”

An interview with Chris Johnston, History Colorado’s new Assistant State Archaeologist

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Assistant State Archaeologist Chris Johnston

History Colorado intern, University of Colorado-Denver student, and Koch Fellow Kirby Page-Schmit sat down with Chris Johnston, the new Assistant State Archaeologist, to ask him about his life, work, and plans for his new job.

So where are you from originally?

I’m from Colorado, I grew up in Steamboat Springs, and lived there most of my life. I moved down to the front range full time in 2006 or 2007.

What is your educational background?

I did my undergraduate at CU Boulder, with a BA in anthropology, and I did my masters up at CSU in Fort Collins, so I have an MA in anthropology as well, with a concentration in archaeology. Continue reading “An interview with Chris Johnston, History Colorado’s new Assistant State Archaeologist”

Get involved with historic preservation

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Grant drawing for C.G. Gorman Block, Teller/Victor

How can you get involved with historic preservation?

You don’t need a degree in historic preservation or be an architect to get involved. In fact, much of the work of preservation is often done by passionate volunteers who advocate for the historic resources in their own communities. Continue reading “Get involved with historic preservation”

What does preservation mean?

national_register_historic_placesWhat does preservation mean, exactly?

Many people might associate the term with environmental preservation or conservation. For others however, the word is primarily used in the context of historic preservation, which is the act of physically preserving and protecting historic buildings, landscapes, and other sites, for the purposes of education and interpretation, cultural enrichment, and public benefit. Continue reading “What does preservation mean?”