historic photo of people at Mesa Verde

Preservation & Archaeology

Preservation & Archaeology

The preservation programs of the State Historic Preservation Office are at the heart of History Colorado’s mission to engage Coloradans in discovering, preserving, and taking pride in our architectural and archaeological heritage by providing statewide leadership and support in preserving the places that make Colorado unique.

In order to facilitate Federal and State Compliance projects during the current COVID-19 shut down, the State Historic Preservation Office is recommending that site forms, survey reports, and GIS shapefiles, be submitted digitally. For more information, please visit our Submitting your Data to Preservation Programs page.

Cultural Resources Support Services

Join the preservation conversation!

History Colorado’s State Historic Preservation Office is renewing the statewide action plan for historic preservation, and inviting the public to collaborate in drafting the upcoming 2030 Statewide Preservation Plan.

Archaeology & Preservation events