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DENVER (August 11, 2016)—Senator Randy Baumgardner and Representative Diane Mitsch Bush delivered a symbolic big check to the Solandt Memorial Hospital board to celebrate their latest historic preservation grant this past Tuesday.
DENVER (August 4, 2016)—History Colorado’s Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation continues to be a national leader in historic preservation by releasing the five-year update to The Power of Heritage and Place: A 2020 Action Plan to Advance Preservation in Colorado. This update outlines the actions and goals that state, federal, and local preservationists should consider while working to save Colorado's priceless historic buildings and other resources.
DENVER (July 14, 2016)—Twenty-three Colorado families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more will be honored at the 30th Centennial Farms awards ceremony held on August 26 at Colorado's State Fair.
DENVER – History Colorado today announced its board of directors, after a thorough national search, unanimously selected interim leader Steve Turner as the sole finalist to become the organization’s next executive director. The board will take formal action on this at its June 15 meeting.
DENVER – History Colorado Center will participate in the “National Youth Summit on Japanese American Incarceration in World War II,” an online outreach program organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum. The event will take place Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (11am MST) and will link middle and high schools students from across the country in a webcast centered on this event and its lessons for today. History Colorado Center is one of four Smithsonian Affiliate organizations hosting regional youth summits with local activists, scholars, and youth.
DENVER – The 9th annual DocuWest International Film Festival, produced by the Artful Journey School of Fine Arts, will be held May 11-15, 2016. History Colorado Center and the Sie FilmCenter will be partners to the film festival and will host the screenings. DocuWest will screen 48 feature-length, medium-length and short films. Several of the films will be making their Colorado Premieres.
DENVER – On April 11, 2016, the City of Woodland Park became a Certified Local Government (CLG) under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Woodland Park will use its status as a CLG to designate and protect historic properties, maintain a qualified historic preservation review commission composed of professional and lay members, and maintain a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties. As a CLG, Woodland Park will also provide for public participation in the historic preservation program, including nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.
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.