Hart Awards

Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation

A crowd is gathered for the Stephen H. Hart Awards at the History Colorado Center.

Joe Halpern of Holland & Hart, LLP discusses the life of Stephen H. Hart at the 2018 Hart Awards.

Anthony Nern

History Colorado began presenting the Stephen H. Hart Awards in 1986 to recognize outstanding projects and individual achievements in archaeology and historic preservation throughout Colorado.  Stephen H. Hart was Colorado’s first State Historic Preservation Officer.

From this select group of awardees, one exceptional project is chosen every year to receive the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation.  First presented in 2003, the Governor’s Award recognizes a project or person that exemplifies the best in historic preservation, in honoring historic design and craftsmanship, and in adhering to proper preservation techniques and ethics.

The State Historical Preservation Officer's Award recognizes a person, project, or program that enriched and educated others about our state’s history and heritage, while the State Archaeologist's Award goes to a person, project, or program that demonstrates a commitment to archaeology and historic preservation.

The 2019 Hart Awards were held on February 4, 2019 at the History Colorado Center.

Stephen H. Hart Awards presented by Holland and Hart

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.

Previous Award Winners

2019 Stephen H. Hart Award Winners

2018 Stephen H. Hart Award Winners

2017 Stephen H. Hart Award Winners

2016 Stephen H. Hart Award Winners

2015 Stephen H. Hart Award Winners

2014 Stephen H. Hart Award Winners

2000-2013 Stephen H. Hart Award Winners

1986-1999 Stephen H. Hart Award Winners