Welcome to History Colorado’s Press Room. Here you will find information and resources for the press related to History Colorado museums and sites, the Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, and the History Colorado State Historical Fund.
DENVER, Colo (April 20, 2022)─History Colorado and historic preservationists from around the state celebrated the winners of its 2022 Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation last night at a ceremony in Denver. Since 1986, History Colorado’s State Historic Preservation Office has honored those preservation and archaeology projects that exemplify the best practices and achievements in impactful preservation of Colorado’s archaeology and built environment.
DENVER — April 19, 2022 — History Colorado is pleased to announce two new State Historian’s Council members, Dr. Claire Oberon Garcia and Dr. Susan Schulten. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Schulten will support the State Historian’s Council’s role of interpreting the history of Colorado and the West.
DENVER — April 12, 2022 — History Colorado’s State Historical Fund (SHF) announces a newly completed grant round that provides over $750,000 in grant funding for preservation efforts benefiting 17 communities across the state. These awards leverage $425,125 in matching funding provided by grant applicants and their community partners to exceed over $1.2 million in total funds for these projects. Given that research shows that statewide every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado creates 14 new jobs, increases household incomes by nearly $640,000 and stimulates another $1 million in spending, the SHF plays an important role in strengthening Colorado.