Latest News – January 30

Tabor Grand Receives Award for Historic Preservation

Last week it was announced that Leadville’s Tabor Grand Hotel won a top award for its historic preservation. Next Wednesday, Feb. 3, History Colorado will honor outstanding individuals and communities who are preserving Colorado’s diverse past.  The Tabor Grand Hotel Apartment owners, the Overland Property Group and officials from the City of Leadville will be there to accept the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation

Next week at the History Colorado awards ceremony,  the award will be presented to the City of Leadville, former Mayor Jamie Stuever, and the Overland Property group for the rehabilitated of the Tabor Grand Hotel in Leadville to accommodate 37 affordable housing apartments.

“This public-private partnership really sets an example on how communities can come together around historic preservation,” said Governor Hickenlooper. “The Tabor Grand Hotel survives as not only an architectural treasure, but also as a testament to the dedication of the Leadville community.”

In addition to the Governor’s Award, additional awards will be given out to groups or individuals for their outstanding work in the area of history, archaeology or historic preservation.

The Caroline Bancroft History Project Award and the Josephine H. Miles History Award are given to individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of Colorado history through education programs, research, exhibitions, collections management projects, historic preservation, publications, legislation and the like.  

The Miles and Bancroft Awards are differentiated by the communities served. The Bancroft Award is restricted to projects in communities with fewer than 50,000 residents, while the Miles Award is open to all. Stephen H. Hart Awards recognize outstanding projects and individual achievements in archaeology and historic preservation throughout Colorado.  Stephen H. Hart awards was Colorado’s first State Historic Preservation Officer.

Here are the 2015 recipients:

  • 14th Annual Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation: City of Leadville, Mayor Jamie Stuever, and Overland Property Group for the Rehabilitation of the Tabor Grand Hotel.
  • Caroline Bancroft History Project Award: San Juan Mountains Association for the Wooden Canvas Project
  • Josephine H. Miles History Award: City of Greeley Museums for the Nathan Meeker Letters Preservation and Exhibit Project.

The awards ceremony is at the History Colorado Center in Denver and is free to attend beginning at 5:30 p.m. Due to limited space, registration is encouraged.


History Colorado’s mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. They serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Visit or call (303) HISTORY for more information. 


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