Boulder County AHPM
Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month (AHPM) 30th Annual Awards Ceremony
(Presented by the Boulder County Heritage Roundtable)
Join us in acknowledging owners of landmarks designated from 2019 to 2021 and Preservation Award recipients, all of whom have made contributions to Historic Preservation in Boulder County.
This is a free event, where the public and all Boulder County historic and history preservation societies and organizations applaud the efforts of both individuals and groups who have preserved and reconstructed a historic house or commercial building, using “history preservation” guidelines in the past year. Since there was no event during COVID-19 restrictions, this will cover projects done in 2019, 2020 and 2021 (a two-year hiatus).
The Lyons Recorder will publish the final list in a future article. The Lyons Historical Society and Redstone Museum have sent representatives, LaVern Johnson and Kathleen Spring, to every event in the past several years, and they have brought home awards for their own work, and that of others in town, such as the train Depot building.
Monday, May 9 at 6:30p.m.
Chautauqua Community House
301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder
The Boulder County staff are tied up with Marshall Fire items, so the City of Boulder has more time to devote to this annual event. Go HERE to see their line up. (As of 5/4/22 the list is not online.) The Lyons Recorder will publish the award recipients and their project description in an article in mid-May.
State of Colorado AHPM
Celebrate Colorado’s heritage in the month of May!
Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month (AHPM) is a celebration of our state’s heritage. The month highlights special preservation projects, archaeological talks and prehistoric or historical sites cherished by local residents and visitors. Events include lectures, the preservation initiatives of local communities, workshops, demonstrations and public displays.
Help spread the word that preserving the past is important. Saving significant prehistoric and historic places ensures that future generations in Colorado will maintain a connection with our shared cultural legacy.
HERE is the link to the CALENDAR of EVENTS across the State! (NOTE: the “events” boxes will look like empty boxes, just hover your mouse over it to read the text, and THEN Click on it to see more) This covers the whole month of MAY! Some may be added as the month progresses, due to a late start trying to analyze the latest COVID-19 rules.
This includes a scavenger hunt, free tours, Melting Pot Cookoff, Old World Architecture, Brown Bag Talk, Award ceremonies, etc. —-Lakewood, Windsor, Denver, Crested Butte, Cortez, and more! A FUN SPRING CAR TRIP!
The Lyons Historical Society and Redstone Museum presents a program each May for AHPM. The museum is open on weekends during the month of May so that people can observe and honor the significance of “history preservation” in their own town. == Open Saturdays 9:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.; and Sundays 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free, but donations are appreciated. (The museum will open seven days a week starting in June through October).
SAVE THE DATE: May 25, 7 p.m., Wednesday, for the Museum’s Program. “Revealing History” – ==the program will be held at the library community room not at the museum.
==a similar program was done about five years ago. Plus, another program was done on photo restoration techniques; only a small portion of this program deals with that subject.
==the focus of this program is the history of the three photographs and the research that went into finding out that history
Lyons Historic Preservation COMMISSION (Town of Lyons) was reactivated two years ago. Town staff person Reyana Jones worked diligently to get Lyons the designation of Certified Local Government (CLG). This program is one of the mechanisms for towns and cities to have more of a say in historic preservation efforts in their community. It is a partnership between federal, state, and local governments. Read about the benefits to businesses and residents with historic properties. (Lyons Recorder, October 2021) (Note, Ms Jones left the Town last year, and the ‘history preservationist/planner’ position is still vacant)