Glenwood talks historic preservation
August 13, 2009
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Colorado Historical Society is holding a regional meeting Thursday in Glenwood Springs regarding their efforts to develop a statewide historic preservation plan.
The public meeting, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall, will allow Glenwood and other area residents to offer input in order to develop the most effective preservation plan possible for the state.
According to Glenwood Senior Planner Gretchen Ricehill, the meeting is good opportunity for the Glenwood Springs Historic Preservation Commission to give its input.
“This is a good opportunity to make sure that the goals and objectives we set in the Glenwood [Historical] plan dove-tail nicely at that state level,” Ricehill said.
Glenwood City Council unanimously adopted a Glenwood Historic Preservation Plan in April. According to Ricehill, Glenwood first assembled its commission in 1999, with a mission to identify, preserve, develop and promote Glenwood Springs’ historical, architectural and cultural heritage.
The statewide preservation plan will provide direction on the Colorado Historical Society’s programs, including: The National Register of Historic Places, the State Historical Fund, the Certified Local Government Program, Section 106 Compliance and Tax Credits and the State Archaeology Program.
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The Colorado Historical society was founded in 1879, according to its website, http://www.coloradohistory.org. The society collects, preserves and interprets the history of Colorado for present and future generations.
Currently, the society operates 12 historic sites and museums at 10 locations around the state, including the Colorado History Museum in Denver. The society also has more than 125,000 artifacts and 8 million historical documents, books, maps, photographs, diaries and newspapers at its library.