HistoriCorps is a preservation initiative modeled after community service programs such as the Civilian Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps. Through a partnership formed by Colorado Preservation, Inc., the United States Forest Service, and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, HistoriCorps works to increase the capacity to achieve preservation projects while teaching preservation maintenance and traditional building skills, advancing sustainable technology for historic buildings, and creating jobs for young adults.

To learn more about the mission of HistoriCorps, visit the HistoriCorps website at www.historicorps.org.

In only the first year, HistoriCorps completed thirteen projects in four states (including Alaska!), repaired and rehabilitated thirty-nine buildings, and partnered with twenty-one organizations and agencies.

HistoriCorps is currently organizing several exciting projects on public lands to be completed during the summer of 2011. For our second field season, HistoriCorps will be completing projects in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming. To learn more about upcoming projects visit the HistoriCorps’ project page.

Contact info@historicorps.org to learn how YOU can get involved in these important projects!

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Preservation for a Changing Colorado

The 2017 update, Preservation for a Changing Colorado, resulted from a partnership between Colorado Preservation and History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report and accompanying website document the economic benefits of rehabilitation projects, analyzes property values and neighborhood stability in local historic districts, and summarizes the increasing impact of heritage tourism, private preservation development and the success of Colorado’s Main Street program. In a key finding, researchers found that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado leads to $1.03 million in additional spending, 14 new jobs, and $636,700 in increased household incomes across the state! The 2017 report also considers the important role preservation plays in helping Coloradans provide new spaces for creative communities and co-working, create and sustain meaningful places, respond to the state’s changing demographics, and address climate concerns. Click Here to see the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".

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