Press Release

Honoring historic preservation and archaeology at the Stephen H. Hart Awards on February 4

DENVER, Colo. (January 22, 2019) ━ History Colorado will honor outstanding individuals and communities who are preserving Colorado’s diverse past at the 33rd Annual Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation ceremony on Feb. 4 at the History Colorado Center in Denver.

Historic preservation and archaeology in Colorado have made a significant impact in rural and urban areas statewide. The 2019 Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation recognize projects that exemplify this impact through the showcasing of dedicated work by individuals and organizations.

The ceremony takes place on Monday, February 4th from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway in Denver. The event is open to the public, R.S.V.P. required, and coincides with Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s Saving Places Conference.

Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation:

Tarryall Rural Historic District for the National Register nomination and listing of the Tarryall Rural Historic District


State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award:

Colorado Preservation, Inc., Historic Denver, Inc., Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Municipal League, Colorado Counties, Inc., and Colorado Department of Revenue for the successful advocacy for the renewal of the Colorado State Historic Preservation Tax Credit


State Archaeologist’s Award:

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Bureau of Land Management—Grand Junction Field Office, Mount Garfield 8th Grade Classes & Teachers, Colorado Canyons Association, Colorado Archaeology Society—Grand Junction Chapter, and Great Old Broads for Wilderness for the development of an annual Rough Canyon Archaeology Education and Service Day


Hart Awards:

  • University of Colorado Denver Center of Preservation Research, Bureau of Land Management—Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and CyArk for the successful documentation of the Lowry Pueblo National Historic Landmark
  • Hartman Ely Investments, LLC and City of Wheat Ridge for the rehabilitation of the Fruitdale School


The evening celebration is hosted by History Colorado’s State Historical Fund (SHF) and many of the projects receiving awards have been funded in part by SHF grants. The event will include drinks and light fare.


About Holland & Hart LLP
The law firm of Holland & Hart LLP is once again generously sponsoring this annual ceremony, in tribute to its founding partner Stephen H. Hart (1908-1993), who served as Colorado’s first State Historic Preservation Officer. Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that has nearly 500 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C., delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries.

About History Colorado
History Colorado's mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. 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.


Sara Doll
Preservation Outreach Specialist
303-866-3493 |