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?”

Experience Colorado’s Rail History

View from inside a tunnel on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
View from inside a tunnel on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Colorado has an incredibly rich rail history and heritage, and many historic trains still operate as tourist attractions today, encouraging visitors to take a ride into history. Continue reading “Experience Colorado’s Rail History”

Help preserve the past with a History Colorado membership

membershipHistory Colorado is a national leader in historic preservation. But credit for our successes goes to the people of Colorado for their generous support. With 20% off of a History Colorado membership this year, it’s the perfect time to join our mission and show your support for history, education, and preservation efforts across the state. Continue reading “Help preserve the past with a History Colorado membership”

Preserving Colorado: State Historical Fund second round grants for 2016 (part six)

HC_SHF_Color_LogoEach year, the History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) provides grants for preservation projects. In 2016, we approved a diverse array of preservation grants—everything from restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings, architectural assessments, archaeological excavations, designation and interpretation of historic places, preservation planning studies, and education and training programs.  These are grants from our second round in 2016, and represent some of the great preservation work being done around Colorado.

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Preserving Colorado: State Historical Fund second round grants for 2016 (part five)

HC_SHF_Color_LogoEach year, the History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) provides grants for preservation projects. In 2016, we approved a diverse array of preservation grants—everything from restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings, architectural assessments, archaeological excavations, designation and interpretation of historic places, preservation planning studies, and education and training programs.  These are grants from our second round in 2016, and represent some of the great preservation work being done around Colorado.

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