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DENVER (April 4, 2017) — One of Colorado’s most significant archaeological sites is being thoroughly investigated, surveyed, and analyzed through a partnership between the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Colorado State University-Pueblo and the History Colorado Office of the State Archaeologist. Together, they are working to rediscover Pueblo’s historic roots at El Pueblo Archaeological Site. The Anthropology section of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology has developed an internship program that puts students in real-life anthropology situations that provide invaluable experience for their future careers.
DENVER (March 28, 2017) — The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) at History Colorado is awarding $138,523 in grants to Certified Local Governments (CLGs) across the state. These grants will help communities take charge of preservation of their own historic resources.
DENVER (March 16, 2017)—With a $43,000 grant from the National Park Service, the History Colorado Preservation Planning Unit will increase representation of the San Luis Valley and its Hispanic heritage in the National Register of Historic Places. History Colorado will partner with the National Park Service, Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, and local stakeholders for this important project.
DENVER (February 9, 2017)—The History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) recently awarded $2,852,796 in 25 grants for historic preservation projects in communities across the state. The SHF grant program funds assessments, raises awareness about the importance of preservation, and helps communities acquire, plan for, and work on their historic resources.
DENVER (January 24, 2017)— History Colorado has announced a major new exhibition to open at the History Colorado Center this spring. The newly developed exhibition, sponsored by the Sturm Family Foundation, will feature 50 iconic works from the Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art displayed alongside historic artifacts from History Colorado’s collection. This collaboration between two of Denver’s cultural institutions will offer visitors a rare museum experience.
DENVER (January 11, 2017)—Colorado’s history remains vibrant thanks to the preservationists and archaeologists who work to keep our historic buildings and sites alive and intact. The 2017 Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation honors the work of these great individuals and organizations.
DENVER — History Colorado has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning program. The project explores the integration of Native American knowledge with Western science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
DENVER (September 20, 2016)—The History Colorado State Historical Fund is awarding $4,355,936 in 31 grants for historic preservation projects in communities across the state. These grants include funding for restoration, rehabilitation, planning, assessment, stabilization, and education projects that will have a positive impact on Colorado’s economy and heritage.
DENVER (September 15, 2016)—The ranks of Colorado’s Centennial Farmers grew with the addition of 23 farming and ranching families at a ceremony at the State Fair on August 26. The families honored have owned and operated their farms and ranches for 100 years or more. Qualifying farms and ranches must have at least 160 acres or generate an income of at least $1,000 a year.