Preliminary Program


**Program subject to change**
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W0. Writing and Managing a Successful Grant: The New Application and GRant Management Process – State Historical Fund Staff

 W2. Historic Window RestorationTerry Alexander, President, Stonecraft

T1.Dining in Historic Buildings: How Culinary Tourism and Preservation Support One Another – Judy Walden, President, Walden Mills Group; Laura Grey, Colorado Office of Tourism


W1. Ski Town Forum – Dan Corson, Intergovernmental Services Director, History Colorado (THIS SESSION WAS MOVED FROM THE MORNING TO AFTERNOON)

W4. The Case for Social MediaNathan Havey, Founder & CEO, Thrive Consulting Group

W5. Masonry Workshop – Terry Alexander, President, Stonecraft

W6. DCI Annual MeetingKatherine Correll, Executive Director, Downtown Colorado, Inc.

W7A. Historic Log Structures Workshop: Log Repair, Restoration, and Reconstruction – Townsend Anderson, Executive Director, Historicorps; Jonas Landes, Project Manager, Historicorps

History Colorado presents the STEPHEN H. HART AWARD & GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION 5:30PM – 8:00PM at the History Colorado Center



Plenary Session Breakfast 8:00AM – 9:15AM

TRACK A 9:30AM – 10:45AM

A1. Many Glacier Hotel: Rehabilitation of a National Landmark – Nan Anderson, AIA, LEED AP Anderson Hallas Architects; Liz Hallas, AIA, Anderson Hallas Architects

A2. Comprehensive Planning and Cultural Resources: Yellowstone National Park Case Study –  Eleanor Williams Clark, Chief, Comprehensive Planning and Design, National Park Service; Zehra Osman, Landscape Architect

A3. Preservation of the Coca-Cola/Angell’s Delicatessen Ghost Sign: The Innovative Work of Those Who Weren’t Seen – Anne McCleave, Historic Preservation Specialist; Carol Tunner, Historic Preservation Planner; Deborah Uhl, Painting Conservator, Creative Conservation Collective LLC

A4. More Carrot, Less Stick – Cynthia Linker, Community Planning and Development Administrator, City of Black Hawk; Denise Grimm, Senior Planner, Boulder County Land Use Department; Timothy Wilder, AICP, Senior City Planner, Community Development and Neighborhood Services, City of Fort Collins; Scott Robinson, Planner I, City of Louisville

W7B. Historic Log Structures Workshop: Log Repair, Restoration, and Reconstruction Continued – Townsend Anderson, Executive Director, Historicorps; Jonas Landes, Project Manager, Historicorps 

TRACK B 11:00AM – 12:15PM

B1. The Hanging Flume – Preserving the Places that Matter – Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist; Chris Miller, Executive Director of the Western Colorado Interpretive Association

B2. Saving Main Street: A Four-Point Approach to Preservation – Kristie Borchers, Executive Director, Lake City DIRT; Becky Parham, Main Street Coordinator, City of Victor; Scott Shine, Executive Director, Montrose DDA; Marian K. Hollingsworth, President, Lake City DIRT; Shawna Hodge, Executive Director, Lamar Partnership, Inc.

B3. Rapid Fire Success Stories: Innovation In Preservation in Seven Minutes or Less – Wade Broadhead, Planner, City of Pueblo

B4. HALS –What is it? Why? How? and Five Great Places in Colorado Ann Mullins, Principal, wjmdesign

Keynote address by Terry Richey, Chief Marketing Officer for the National Trust For Historic Preservation


TRACK C 2:15PM – 3:30PM

C1. Significant Finds: Archeological Monitoring Discoveries Geoffry Lee, LEED AP, Preservation Specialist, SLATERPAULLArchitects; Thomas Witt, M.A., Archaeologist; Tom Carr, Archaeologist  Jessica Reske, Architect, SLATERPAULLArchitects

C2. To Code or Not “To Code”: That is the Question!Liz Hallas, AIA, Anderson Hallas Architects;  Nan Anderson, AIA, LEED AP Anderson Hallas Architects; Chris Jones, Architect, Denver Service Center (DSC) for National Park Service

C3. It’s More Than Just a List!: Rethinking Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program – Rachel Parris, Endangered Places Program Coordinator, Colorado Preservation, Inc.; Jane Daniels, Executive Director, Colorado Preservation, Inc.

C4. Today’s Preservation Non-ProfitDan Corson, Intergovernmental Services Director, History Colorado ; Patrick Eidman, Preservation Planner, History Colorado

TRACK D 3:45PM – 5:00PM

D1. Strengthening Historic Wood Frame Structures: Beefing Up Old BonesGeoffry Lee, Historic Preservation Specialist, SLATERPAULL Architects; Jessica Reske, AIA, LEED AP, Preservation Architect, SLATERPAULL Architects; Molly Minneman, Historic Preservation Coordinator, Town of Crested Butte; Jennifer Arndt, PE, Structural Engineer, JVA; Gheda Gayou, Preservation Specialist, State Historical Fund

D2. Contemporary Infill in Commercial Historic Districts: Lessons LearnedAmy Guthrie, Preservation Planner, City of Aspen; James Hewat, Preservation Planner, City of Boulder

D3. Researching and Investigating Historic Burial Sites Thomas Carr, Staff Archaeologist, History Colorado;  Catherine Gaither, Professor of Anthropology, Metro State University of Denver

D4. Preservation and Sustainability: Finding a Seat at the TableRichard Wagner, AIA PhD, Director of Administrative Arts in Historic Preservation, Goucher College

Preservation Marketplace & Reception with Silent Auction 5:00PM – 7:30PM



General Session Breakfast 8:00AM – 9:15


TRACK E 9:30AM – 10:45AM

E1. Documenting Historic Buildings Using New Technologies – Dave Anderson, Principal, Anderson Hallas Architects, PC; Denise Dihle, Principal, 360 Engineering, Inc.; Kristen Craig, Historic Preservation Specialist, Anderson Hallas Architects, PC

E2. Community Gems: Preservation, Activation, and Sometimes Waiting it Out! – Jesse Silverstein, Colorado Brownfields Foundation; Gary Montoya, Brighton Urban Renewal; Katherine Correll, Downtown Colorado, Inc. 

E3. Designating Latino Landmarks: The Trujillo Homesteads National Historic Landmark in the San Luis Valley – Thomas H. Simmons, Historian, Front Range Research Associates, Inc; Marilyn A. Martorano, Manager, Cultural Resources Division, RMC Consultants, Inc.; Katherine Faz, Acting Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

E4. Storytelling as an Advocacy Tool – Dawn DiPrince, Lecturer, Colorado State University, Pueblo

T2. Make Your Preservation Voice Heard! A Morning at the Capitol Christine Staberg, Founding Partner, Capstone Group LLC

W8. C.A.M.P. Workshop (All Day)Dan Corson, Intergovernmental Services Director, History Colorado

TRACK F 11:00AM – 12:15PM

F1. Foundation Stabilization from the Ground Up: Permeation Grouting at the Hannah Barker HouseBob Hunnes, Chairman, Hannah Barker House Design & Construction Committee, Historic Boulder, Inc.; Thomas W. Thorpe, AIA, Project Manager and Owner’s Representative for the Hannah Barker House Rehabilitation; Jennifer Arndt, PE, Structural engineer – JVA, Inc.; Marc E. Cleveland, PE, Vice President, CTL | Thompson, Inc.

F2. Preservation and Emergencies: When to Speak Up and Who to Call – Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist, Colorado Office of Emergency Management; Richard Wilshusen, State Archaeologist/Deputy State Historic Preservation Office, History Colorado; Leslie Williams, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver.

F3. LGBT Sites, Listerserves and Blogs, Underrepresented Resources – Implementation of the State Plan (formerly How to Make the State Plan Work for You) – Patrick Eidman, Preservation Planner, History Colorado; Kara Hahn, State and National Register Historian

F4. Youth Summit:Ann Pritzlaff, Producer, Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit; Judy Walden, Facilitator, Colorado Preserve America Youth

Western Heritage Luncheon 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Keynote address by George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkley and Political Strategist

TRACK G 2:15 – 3:30PM

G1. Channeling the Architect:  Preservation Magic (formerly Design Intention: How Understanding Intention Aids in Complying with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards)Estella Cole, Historic Preservation Specialist, State Historical Fund; Belinda Zink, Architect,  APA

G2.  Wood in Historic Structures – Ron Anthony, President,Anthony & Associates; Kim Dugan, Wood Specialist, Anthony & ssociates

G3. Preservation Stories Told Daily: Developing an Integrated Communications Strategy for Your Preservation OrganizationKathie Gonzalez, Public Relations Director, Barnhart Communications;  Rebecca Laurie, Public Relations Director, History Colorado; Shannon Haltiwanger, Preservation Communications Manager, History Colorado

G4. Colorado Chautauqua: 115 Years of History and Still Going Strong Jeff Medanich, Facilities and Preservation Manager, Colorado Chautauqua Association; Steve Watkins, Associate Facilities and Preservation Manager, Colorado Chautauqua Association

W9. Advancing Preservation Trades: Recruiting and Educating a New Generation of Craftsmen – Terry Alexander, Principal, Stonecraft

W10. Inform & Instpire: Producing Your Preservation Video – Jim Havey, Havey Productions; Nathan Church, Havey Productions

TRACK H 3:45PM – 5:00PM

H1. Fort Lyon Adobe Stabilization Follow Up – Gary Petri , Principal, Slaterpaull Architects, Inc.; Fred Rutz, PhD, Professional Engineer, J.R. Harris & Company, Structural Engineers;

H2. Rehabiliation Investments Tax Credits Revisited: Yes, Non-Profits Can ParticipateTownsend Anderson; Executive Director, Historicorps

H3.  From Bungalows to Basement Houses: Identifying and Surveying Twentieth Century Housing in ColoradoAbigail Christman, Survey Coordinator, Center of Preservation Research, University of Colorado Denver; Diana Krogmeier, Masters of Architecture candidate, University of Colorado Denver, Joe Coleman, Masters of Architecture candidate, University of Colorado Denver

H4. Promoting Preservation on a Budget: Technology Comes Up Big Amy Unger, Preservation Planner; Hanna Eckroth, Survey Intern; Erica Duvic, Projects & Grants Manager

H5. New Directions in Survey – Elizabeth Blackwell, Historical and Architectural Survey Coordinator for the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation




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