Scholarships to Saving Places Conference


The Saving Places Conference provides an opportunity to learn and network with preservation experts and community leaders from across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region. The conference helps raise the standard for preservation practices by providing a unique learning opportunity through a quality and comprehensive conference program. The conference offers workshops, forums, tours, educational sessions and general sessions that present information to preservation professionals, as well as basic information and techniques for those new to the field. 

Scholarships include general registration and are offered to those applicants:

♦   Whose attendance will benefit their community
♦   Whose commitment to preservation will be strengthened by their participation and
♦   Who, because of financial constraints, will not otherwise be able to attend

If you feel you meet the above criteria, we invite you to complete the application below. You will be contacted if your scholarship is accepted.


For more information please contact Roxanne Eflin, Executive Director, at, or by phone
at (303) 893-4260, ext 222.

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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

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