Legacy Giving - Society 1879

The Forever Gift: Take your place in history with a gift that lasts beyond your lifetime.

Because of generous supporters like you, History Colorado has grown from a collection housed in a borrowed hotel room to nearly 15 million artifacts, while serving people around the state through diverse programs and services offered throughout Colorado.

Society 1879 honors and recognizes those who include History Colorado in their estate plans. These gifts will help preserve Colorado’s historical treasures for future generations. A well-planned gift can support the organization’s future, while helping you and your family achieve your financial goals, such as lowering your tax liability.

Society 1879 members who wish to be recognized are invited to special events and behind-the-scenes tours, and are recognized in our Annual Report. At specific gift amounts, a planned gift can establish a fund or an endowment, which we would be honored to name for you or a loved one.

For further information about making a legacy gift, please contact Shannon Joern by emailing or calling 303-866-4737. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 84-600482.

Pat and Ed Martin

Pat and Ed Martin on a recent Tour & Trek

Legacy Donor Spotlight

"We are including History Colorado as part of our legacy because we are passionate about supporting and sustaining culture in Colorado. With a country wide family like ours, having lasting cultural organizations that provide education, conservation, and appreciation for our state is very important to us." - Pat and Ed Martin