2018 Saving Places Conference

Colorado Preservation, Inc. has begun plans for the 2018 Saving Places Conference, scheduled for Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center! This annual event is an opportunity for preservation-minded individuals and professionals to get high-quality education through sessions and speakers, and to network with colleagues and leaders in the preservation field.

The 2018 event will celebrate Colorado’s diverse history with a tentative theme of “Preserving the Places that Matter.” This year’s Conference will provide an opportunity to shed light on underrepresented sites and communities, and give voice to the stories of fellow Coloradans that often go untold.

Call for Session Proposals

As we prepare for the 21st annual event this February 2018 we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting session proposals! Are you passionate about preservation? Excited about a new technique, tool or technology that helps you do you work? Just finished work on a project or a site and excited to talk about it? Now is your time! Click here to learn more and to submit your session proposal for the 2018 Saving Places Conference! 

The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, August 11. 

Stay tuned for registration information to join us for four days of education and networking Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in Denver – we look forward to seeing you!


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Featured Project

4 Bar 4 Ranch

Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at jorrigocharlges@coloradopreservation.org.

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