DENVER, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History Colorado will honor outstanding individuals and communities who are preserving Colorado's diverse past at the 29th Annual Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation ceremony on Feb. 4 at the History Colorado Center in Denver.
From the esteemed group of nominations, one project is selected to receive the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation. This year Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia will present the Governor's Award to Boulder County staff, who worked tirelessly to protect historic resources in the midst of natural disasters over the last several years. "No one demanded that Boulder County look out for its historic places," says Ed Nichols, History Colorado President and CEO. "On its own initiative, the County put historic properties as a priority during disaster response."
In addition to the Governor's Award, five groups or individuals will be honored for their outstanding work through the History Colorado President's Award, the Stephen H. Hart Awards and the Hart Archaeology Award. The awards are named for Stephen H. Hart, Colorado's first State Historic Preservation Officer.
13th Annual Governor's Award for Historic Preservation:
- Boulder County
For Proactive Consideration of Historic Buildings During Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery
6th Annual History Colorado President's Award:
6th Annual State Archaeologist's Award:
- Marilyn Martorano
For Her Studies of Culturally Modified Trees in Colorado
29th Annual Stephen H. Hart Awards:
- Cultural Resources Staff of the Colorado Department of Transportation
For the Collaborative Mitigation Program
- City of Aspen and Aspen Historic Preservation Commission
For the Mid-Century Properties Individualized Incentives Program
- Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
For Preservation of the Gothic Townsite and Structures
The awards are administered by the History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF), and many of the projects receiving awards have been funded in part by SHF grants. The ceremony is free to attend, but due to limited space, registration is encouraged.
Read more about the awardees at h-co.org/HartAwards
About History Colorado
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Shannon Haltiwanger, Preservation Communications Manager
(303) 866-2049, [email protected]
SOURCE History Colorado