Ghost Walk / Ghost Talk

October 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am

In odd numbered years Historic Boulder has enactments of the people who once lived in selected historic homes. Fittingly the event occurs in October, when ghosts are known to materialize.

Historic Homes for the Holidays Tour

December 4, 2021 @ 3:00 am - 9:00 am

In early December every year, Historic Boulder showcases several traditional historic homes, decked out in Christmas finery. The preservation message is to demonstrate the historic legacies and stories that are embedded in these remarkable older houses.

Annual Meeting and Awards

February 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Every February, Historic Boulder gathers the membership to acknowledge and celebrate preservation efforts, awarding people for their contributions over the past year or more.

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Historic Boulder Secondary School Essay Contest First Place: $300 Prize Skye Williams William Lofton: Honoring the Truth Angevine Middle School Teacher: Emilio Marrero Second Place: $200 Prize Rachel Tilton Wright Peak Casey Middle School Teacher: Lisa Wertz Third Place: $100 Prize Penelope Letter Contemplating Miller to Mira: Changing Lafayette’s [Read more...]

Landmarks of the Future

February 28, 2022 - March 1, 2022

Historic Boulder is delighted to partner with the Month-of-Modern organization to develop a tour Modern homes.

History Hike at Sanitas

April 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our most popular hike returns this spring! Join naturalist Suzanne Michot on a hike to discover Mt. Sanitas’ follies, falcons, flakes and formations.

Self Guided Scavenger Hunt open through May 23rd! Download the City of Boulder's Historic Places Plan hunt and do it anytime - maybe you will win prizes!

Historic Boulder joins with other Heritage Roundtable organizations at an event to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month in May.

The Architecture of Hobart Wagener, presented by Leonard Segel followed on May 14th by an afternoon tour of Modern architecture in Boulder’s Civic Center area. Register for the Zoom link.

Join Architect Leonard Segel for a guided tour highlighting the history and features of the important Modernist Buildings in Boulder's Civic Center area.  See the contributions of architects whose designs grace our civic center area: including Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Saco DeBoer Glen H. Huntington, Hobart Wagener, Cab Childress, Charles Haertling, and James Hunter. Len [Read more...]

Becoming Boulder: Frederick Law Olmsted, Junior and the Improvement of Boulder, Colorado.” May 18th. 5:00 Tour and 6:00 Lecture

Castle House Garden Party and Tour

June 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a benefit to raise funds for Historic Boulder at the recently landmarked private home known as the Castle House. Guests will enjoy a garden party and a tour of this unique house, along with music, drinks and appetizers in a beautiful setting. RSVP at the link on the right.   https://go.historicboulder.org/Castle

History Hike to Woods Quarry

June 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a close look at one of the historic stone quarries within the City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks.

Membership Appreciation Party 2022

July 13, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join or renew your membership to receive your invitation to the Member Appreciation party at a beautiful historic home!

History Hike at Chautauqua

July 25, 2022 @ 5:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Chautauqua Area Cultural Hike, Sunday, July 25th, 5:30-7:30pm The cultural landscape of the Chautauqua Area reflects the rich history of this area with a summer retreat, homesteaders’ cabin and 1900s rock inscription. This fun, 2 hour hike will take you to see these and more as your naturalist guide interprets the flora and fauna as [Read more...]

Auto Show at the Tebo Garage

August 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Historic Boulder celebrates our PARTNERS in Preservation in this our 50th Anniversary year at a very special event on August 11th, 2022. Join us for an evening of cocktails, canapes and classic cars at the amazing Tebo Car Collection in Longmont.  This is one of the largest and highest quality car collections in the U.S. [Read more...]

Historic Boulder's Executive Director, Leonard Segel, will present his lecture on how Modern Architecture Has Shaped the Progressive Spirit of Boulder at the Boulder Rotary Club Meeting on Friday August 19th.  The event will follow a luncheon at the Jewish Community Center from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Boulder has become regarded as one of [Read more...]

History Hike – Flatirons Loop

August 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Flatirons Loop History Hike - Monday, August 22nd, 5:00 - 7:15 pm Follow naturalist Suzanne Michot along trails beneath the Flatirons, where you will be close enough to touch these famous rocks!  We’ll hike a loop, which will include going to the base of the Third Flatiron. There will be stops along the way to discover the history, [Read more...]

The documentary film, This Is Who We Are, explores the gap between Boulder’s self-image and the more complex lived experiences—both historical and contemporary—of its Black citizens

Geological Society Headquarters Tour

September 17, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Members Only Tour: September 17, 2022 for an inside look at the headquarters of the Geological Society of America. This building is a beautiful example of mid-century modern architecture, and proudly houses our national Geological Society which was founded in 1888.  The Geological Society is selling the building as they downsize their office footprint, and [Read more...]

Month of Modern Architecture Tour 2022

September 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In partnership with Month of Modern, join us for a one-of-a-kind House Tour experience in Boulder. See an impressive spectrum of residential design from our talented architecture community. Featuring a mixture of project types, sizes, budget scopes, and neighborhoods, the event will offer a close-up look at how architectural design can make a difference in [Read more...]

Meet the Spirits 2022

October 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This year - Sunday October 9, 2022 the Spirits will rise for one day only! Historic Boulder presents enactments of pioneering people who are buried in the Columbia cemetery.  Sponsored by the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department.

Homes for the Holidays Tour

December 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Usher in the Holiday Season with Historic Boulder’s 36th Annual Homes for the Holidays Tour. For ONE DAY ONLY guests are being given the chance to walk through some of the most inspiring private homes in Boulder’s Chautauqua Heights neighborhood. This self-guided tour features FIVE distinct residences, dating from 1897 to 1925, including the [Read more...]

Annual BVSD Secondary School Essay Contest 2022-23

December 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

HISTORIC BOULDER SECONDARY SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST 2022-23  3rd Annual Edition SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY BY EMAIL TO: essays@historicboulder.org OVERVIEW Historic Boulder’s Annual Secondary School Essay Contest is intended to showcase the writing, creative and research skills of students in the Boulder Valley Schools using essay themes drawn from Boulder history. Students are encouraged to discover [Read more...]

Saving Places Conference 2023 – Closer to the Heart

February 8 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 6:00 pm

Saving Places® 2023 Conference:  Closer to the Heart FEBRUARY 8-10, 2023 in Boulder This year for the first time Colorado Preservation Inc.'s Saving Places Conference will take place in Boulder!  For over 25 years, this conference provides top-notch educational speakers and sessions, tours, awards and networking for and with the preservation community.  You don't [Read more...]

50th Anniversary Gala – FRIDAY

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Historic Boulder is celebrating our 50th anniversary of educating, advocating, and protecting Boulder’s built past! Since 1972, Historic Boulder Inc. has been the voice of advocacy for historic properties. Our Golden Gala will celebrate the people who make preservation happen: dedicated homeowners, city planners, creative developers, insightful architects, vigilant historians, passionate educators and visionary leaders. [Read more...]

Annual Membership Meeting 2023

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Historic Boulder cordially invites you to our 51st Annual Membership Meeting Entering our Second Half Century of Preservation Monday, February 27th, 2023 7:00-8:15 on Zoom - Register on Link Below Click Here to RSVP and get Zoom Link