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.
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.