What are the Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation?
History Colorado began presenting the Stephen H. Hart Awards in 1986 to recognize outstanding projects and individual achievements in archaeology and historic preservation throughout Colorado. Stephen H. Hart was Colorado’s first State Historic Preservation Officer.
From this select group of awardees, one exceptional project is chosen every year to receive the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation. First presented in 2003, the Governor’s Award recognizes a project or person that exemplifies the best in historic preservation, in honoring historic design and craftsmanship, and in adhering to proper preservation techniques and ethics.
The History Colorado President’s Award recognizes a person, project, or program that enriched and educated others about our state’s history and heritage, while the Hart Archaeology Award goes to a person, project, or program that demonstrated a commitment to archaeology and historic preservation.
2013 Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony Sponsored by Holland and Hart
The 27th Annual Stephen H. Hart Awards, the 11th Annual Governor's Award, the 4th Annual History Colorado President's Award, and the 4th Annual Hart Archaeology Award will be presented on February 6, 2013, at the History Colorado Center.
This year's awardees include the City of Pueblo and Historic Pueblo, Inc.; George Eckhardt of Colorado College; Jason LaBelle of Colorado State University; City of Fort Collins, Carol Tunner, Deborah Uhl and Old Town Square Properties, Inc.; and the University of Denver's Department of Anthropology, the United Mine Workers of America, and the National Park Service.