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 [email protected] to learn how YOU can get involved in these important projects!

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Preservation for a Changing Colorado

Historic preservation has a direct economic benefit to communities and Colorado! Take a look at the 2017 study, which considered the ways adaption of historic places has a direct financial effect on the state.

This updated, most resent study, was the result of a partnership between Colorado Preservation, Inc and History Colorado, funded by a grant from History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report 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 determined that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado it produced $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, responds to the state’s changing demographics, and addresses climate concerns.

Click Here to see download and read the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".