History Colorado to host public forums across the state to assist local communities

May 02, 2014, 10:00 ET from History Colorado

DENVER, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History Colorado is visiting a town near you! History Colorado's Preservation Programs staff are hitting the road for two different tours this summer to hear your needs and offer solutions through historic preservation, which can increase heritage tourism, boost community involvement, and transform your local economy, all while honoring your past.

What's your perspective on historic preservation, archaeology, museum operations and educational programming in your town? Share your thoughts at a History Colorado Listening Session, designed specifically to determine how History Colorado's Preservation Programs can help your community's heritage programs thrive.

Looking for funding opportunities to preserve your favorite historic or archaeological site? Stop by a Community Roundtable to learn how the History Colorado State Historical Fund can help.

Listening Sessions
As part of an update to the 2020 State Historic Preservation Plan, History Colorado staff want to hear your challenges, successes and ideas about preservation, archaeology, museum operations and educational programming in your town.

All Listening Sessions begin at 5:30 p.m.

May 6: Alamosa

May 7: Cortez

May 12: Denver

May 19: Telluride

May 20: Grand Junction

July 8: Lamar

July 9: Pueblo

August 12: Hayden

August 13: Aspen

Community Roundtables
Love a historic property? Need a grant to help preserve it? Join Outreach Specialists from the History Colorado State Historical Fund at a Community Roundtable in your area. Staff will outline the grant process and show you what it takes to achieve your dream preservation project.

May 15: San Luis

May 20: Holyoke

May 22: Ridgway

May 27: Steamboat Springs

May 28: Meeker

May 30: Colorado Springs

June 3: Hugo

June 4: Leadville

June 5: Coaldale

June 6: Pagosa Springs

June 10: Wiggins

June 12: Longmont

June 19: Gunnison

June 26: Las Animas

All Listening Sessions and Community Roundtables are free of charge.

Questions? Contact Preservation Programs Outreach Coordinator Claire Lanier at 303/866-2825 or claire.lanier@state.co.us.

About History Colorado
History Colorado inspires generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in building a better Colorado. Find History Colorado at Facebook.com/HistoryColorado and on Twitter @HistoryColorado, #COHistory and #PreserveCO. History Colorado is headquartered in the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information.

Media Contact:
Shannon Haltiwanger, Preservation
Communications Manager
(303) 866-2049, shannon.haltiwanger@state.co.us

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