Press Release

Celebrate Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month with History Colorado

DENVER (May 2, 2017) — May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month, an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate Colorado’s many historic places. History Colorado and other heritage-minded organizations have planned many exciting and educational events that commemorate Colorado’s built environment (historic buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts) and archaeological resources. 

History Colorado’s archaeology and preservation events in May include: 

The Evolving Urban Fabric of Denver’s River North District - May 9

Shining Bright: Historical Treasures of Central City (Walking Tour) - May 11 

Dana Crawford: 50 Years Saving the Soul of a City (History Colorado Lecture Series) - May 15 (afternoon and evening)

History Hounds: South Mesa in Boulder County (Hiking Tour with State Archaeologist Holly Norton) - May 20

Dig It! Hike with the State Archaeologist - May 25 (SOLD OUT)

See all of the great programs, tours, and lectures here. 

Colorado boasts a strong network of archaeology, heritage, and preservation organizations. The Archaeology and Historic Preservation Events Calendar features exciting events taking place across the state. You can submit an event or read up-to-date listings here. You can also sign up for History Colorado's monthly preservation e-news here.

There is no better month than May to experience Colorado’s archaeological and historical heritage!