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 State Historical Fund.
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DENVER – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, students of the Denver metro area have been offered free admission and lunch to the History Colorado Center in Denver. At the center, students can see and experience exhibits such as We RMNP, Living West (featuring stories about Mesa Verde National Park and Colorado archaeology), Colorado Stories (featuring displays about Bent’s Fort and mining in Colorado), and more.
DENVER – A recent Colorado Public Radio interview and CU Denver Today article on the work of Andrew Rumbach, Ph.D., and Douglas Appler, Ph.D., highlighted the concern for planning for natural disasters in the context of historic preservation.
DENVER – The week of March 14, History Colorado in partnership with Golden History Museums will offer Coloradans a unique opportunity to view conservation work being done on a statehood flag from 1876. The conservation process will be open to the public for observation on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and is free with museum admission. This rare flag is part of the Golden History Museums collection and has not been on display because of its size and much needed conservation work.
DENVER – On February 26, History Colorado, the Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit and the Discover Colorado program students from the Adams 12 School District joined the Colorado General Assembly on the floor to hear the reading of Senate Joint Resolution 16-010 Concerning the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.
DENVER – The State of Colorado through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and History Colorado, has issued preliminary approval letters to 13 commercial building owners under the new Commercial Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program. These rehabilitation projects, that follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, are spread across eight counties. They are the first to take advantage of the new transferable state income tax credits which are part of the Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act.
DENVER – The History Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has awarded funding to 13 local governments totaling $138,505 to aid in their historic preservation efforts. These counties and municipalities are among the 52 local Colorado governments whose historic preservation programs have been certified by the National Park Service through History Colorado for meeting national preservation standards.
DENVER – Governor Hickenlooper announced today during a press conference, the History Colorado State Historical Fund has awarded 40 grants for historic preservation projects, totaling more than $4.2 million for their latest grant round. This brings the total amount of State Historical Fund dollars that have been awarded to communities across the state to more than $7.9 million for the state fiscal year 2016. Also today Hickenlooper publicly announced the appointment of the State Historical Fund director, Steve W. Turner, as Colorado’s new State Historic Preservation Officer.
DENVER – As Patty Limerick begins her role as State Historian she is requesting Coloradans to help develop History Colorado’s next exhibits. Limerick called out in her letter to the public, “As I begin my term, I ask for your help. As a Coloradan who appreciates the value of history in our lives, you have ideas, inspirations, and aspirations I should have in mind.”