May: Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month (free events, awards and more)

May: Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month (free events, awards and more)

MAY is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month
==free events, where the public and all 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.
==links to events across the state

History: Marguerite Peoples, Lyons Cafe, the Pie Place for 48 years – May 2006
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History: Marguerite Peoples, Lyons Cafe, the Pie Place for 48 years – May 2006

HISTORY: Marguerite Peoples ran the Lyons Cafe for 48 years,.. known as the Pie Place. On this Mother’s Day week, we celebrate her as “the Mother Who Fed the Town”!
This is part of her journal in which she recalls the many people who were part of her cafe’s history over the decades.
She was honored as Boulder County Business Hall of Fame recipient in 2006.

History of the Lyons schools
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History of the Lyons schools

Campaign to save Lyons Middle/High School.
In 1948 a wave came across the US to close ALL SMALL TOWN high schools and consolidate. This is the story of how Lyons citizens fought for decades to save their High School… and not have their children bussed to Longmont.
Also, the history of the school property and Lyons Valley Park that used to be farm land owned by LaVern Johnson’s family.

Six Colorado museums honoring Black Americans

Six Colorado museums honoring Black Americans

February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
Six Museums in Colorado who tell the story of African Americans in our state.
==Lincoln Hills exhibit in Colorado History Museum
==Black American W Museum (Dearfield focus)
==Blair Caldwell Library
==Barney Ford House Museum (Breckenridge)
==Five Points Neighborhood
Stiles African American Heritage Center

Funding received for an African American Heritage Trail across Colorado

Funding received for an African American Heritage Trail across Colorado

Colorado has received two $50,000 grants to fund two African American projects.
==History Colorado will create an African American Heritage Trail across the state (based on oral histories to be collected)
==Black American West Museum and Heritage Center will expand its governance of the house of Dr. Justina Ford in the Five Points neighborhood.