History Colorado to honor excellence in Colorado archaeology, historic preservation, and history at awards ceremony on Feb. 3
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 7:23pm
DENVER (January 27, 2016) — History Colorado will honor outstanding individuals and communities who are preserving Colorado’s diverse past at the History Colorado awards ceremony on February 3 at the History Colorado Center in Denver.
From the esteemed group of nominations, one project is selected to receive the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation. This year the Governor’s Award will be presented to the City of Leadville, Mayor Jamie Stuever, and the Overland Property group for the rehabilitated of the Tabor Grand Hotel in Leadville to accommodate 37 affordable housing apartments. “This public-private partnership really sets an example on how communities can come together around historic preservation,” said Governor Hickenlooper. “The Tabor Grand Hotel survives as not only an architectural treasure, but also as a testament to the dedication of the Leadville community. ”
In addition to the Governor’s Award, four additional named awards will be given out to groups or individuals for their outstanding work in the area of history, archaeology or historic preservation. The Caroline Bancroft History Project Award and the Josephine H. Miles History Award are given to individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of Colorado history through education programs, research, exhibitions, collections management projects, historic preservation, publications, legislation and the like. The Miles and Bancroft Awards are differentiated by the communities served. The Bancroft Award is restricted to projects in communities with fewer than 50,000 residents, while the Miles Award is open to all. Stephen H. Hart Awards recognize outstanding projects and individual achievements in archaeology and historic preservation throughout Colorado. Stephen H. Hart awards was Colorado’s first State Historic Preservation Officer.
14th Annual Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation
City of Leadville, Mayor Jamie Stuever, and Overland Property Group for the Rehabilitation of the Tabor Grand Hotel
Caroline Bancroft History Project Award
San Juan Mountains Association for the Wooden Canvas Project
Josephine H. Miles History Award
City of Greeley Museums for the Nathan Meeker Letters Preservation and Exhibit Project
Denver Public Library for the Western History/Genealogy and Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library Website
Eagle County Historical Society for the Publication Boom Town to Ghost Town: The Story of Fulford written by Richard Perske
Monte Vista United Methodist Church for the Preservation Project: Honoring the Past/Preserving the Future
30th Annual Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation
6th Annual State Archaeologist’s Award - Roxborough State Park for Fostering a Positive Public Appreciation for the Archaeological Heritage of Roxborough State Park
Stewards of the Little Church in the Pines for the Preservation of the Little Church in the Pines
David Tomkins and Partners for the Restoration of Como Depot
The event’s presenting sponsor is Holland and Hart. The ceremony is free to attend and begins at 5:30 p.m., but due to limited space, registration is encouraged.
History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information. HISTORY for more information.
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