Saving Places Conference


The Saving Places Conference provides a venue for expert practitioners, advocates for preservation and allied professionals to present and discuss today’s challenges, collaborative opportunities and options for the future. The conference draws participants from diverse fields including planning, real estate, archaeology, public history, architecture, museums studies, building trades and students in all of these areas. Saving Places encourages participants to develop and strengthen partnerships within and outside of the preservation community through networking and sharing stories of challenges, opportunities, and success.

General sessions include two attendee breakfasts, the Endangered Places Program Announcement Luncheon and the Western Heritage Luncheon.

Educational sessions will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 and Friday, February 6, 2015. The 30 – 40 sessions selected will be divided into tracks. Sessions run for 60 – 75 minutes (based on the content of the session).

Registered conference participants have the opportunity to attend conference tours throughout the conference. These site visits take participants to see successful, innovative historic preservation projects in and around the Denver Metro Area. By working with property owners/stewards, tours selected for the conference program offer participants an “insider” or exclusive opportunity that they may not otherwise get on a public tour.

In addition, Saving Places hosts the Preservation Marketplace which is the largest exhibit of preservation related products, services, and trades in the Rocky Mountain region. Exhibitors include commercial, craftsmen, nonprofit, and government agencies.


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Working in partnership with the Friends of Amache and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Colorado Preservation, Inc. was awarded two grants from the National Park Service’s Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program in June 2010. The first project is to develop a rehabilitation and reconstruction plan for the Water Tower, of which the original tank portion was found largely intact under ownership of the Fletcher family who owns a ranch 20 miles south of Granada.

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