Preservation & Archaeology

State Historic Preservation Office

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, grant deliverables, and GIS shapefiles, be submitted digitally. For more information, please visit our Submitting your Data to SHPO page.

Cultural Resources Support Services

Survey & Inventory Resources

A great starting point for historical and archaeological survey resources, including forms, contexts and records access.

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