Press Release

History Colorado Hosts Unveiling of Colorado's Civic Health Index

DENVER, Aug. 5 – Today, History Colorado hosted the unveiling of Colorado’s Civic Health Index report, produced by the National Conference on Citizenship and numerous local, regional and national partners. 

According to Kathryn Hill, History Colorado’s Chief Operating Officer, and one of the roll-out event speakers, “Colorado is a great place to live, work, raise a family and do business.”  She also went on to add “Colorado’s assets include not only its natural wonders, but also its diversified economy, its arts and cultural sector, and most importantly its diverse and highly educated population – the perfect elements required to continue to build Colorado citizens’ civic engagement.”

The Colorado Civic Health Index is another way History Colorado is working to increase the engagement of all Coloradans in advancing many of the ideas this report expands upon:  Economic resiliency, public health and wellness, educational attainment and inclusive democracy.  

For a copy of the report and full press release on today’s announcement, go to

History Colorado’s role in helping this report come to fruition further expands our organization’s mission to help Coloradans understand the present in the context of the past, in order to make informed decisions for the future.  We also serve as a forum for civic, civil discussion abut today’s issues in an historical context  while meeting our obligation to preserve the places, stories and material culture of Colorado.

A full , and in-depth community discussion about the Colorado Civic Health Index will convene on September 23 at the History Colorado Center.

Click here for the Civic Health Summit Flyer (PDF).


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 or call (303) HISTORY for more information.

Media Contact:
Shannon Haltiwanger, Preservation Communications Manager
(303) 866-2049,
Released issued March 11, 2014
Photos: Little Church of the Pines before and after.