Ghost Walk in Gold Hill

October 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 2021

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 2022

February 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 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 [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.

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. [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 [Read more...]

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 [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 [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 [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 [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 2022

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 SEE THE WINNERS HERE! 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 [Read more...]

Saving Places Conference 2023 – Closer to the Heart

February 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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 and Awards 2023

February 27, 2023 @ 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 Announcing the Winners of our Secondary School Essay Contest! Preservation Awards and More! Click Here to RSVP and get Zoom Link [Read more...]

Historic Boulder will lead a guided walking tour highlighting some of Boulder's best Mid-Century Modern buildings in the center of town. Join Architect Leonard Segel to learn the history and features of several important Modernist Buildings downtown.  The contributions of architects whose designs made Boulder what it is today include Glen H. Huntington, Hobart [Read more...]

Heritage Roundtable Square Nail Awards 2023

May 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

History Hike at Sanitas May 2023

May 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Join Historic Boulder, Inc. as it partners with the N.I.S.T. Lab in a presentation about the impact of the Federal Laboratories (Bureau of Standards, NCAR, NOAA) on the innovative essence of Boulder.  Historic Boulder executive director and architecture historian, Leonard Segel, will present the story with many illustrations. The Labs have changed the course [Read more...]

Again by Popular Demand!  Historic Boulder will reprise our guided walking tour highlighting some of Boulder's best Mid-Century Modern buildings in the center of town. Architect Leonard Segel will highlight the history and features of several important Modernist Buildings downtown.  The contributions of architects whose designs made Boulder what it is today include Glen [Read more...]

History Hike at Chautauqua

June 27, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Chautauqua Area Cultural Hike, Tuesday, June 27th, 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 [Read more...]

History Hike to Woods Quarry

July 31, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 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 Garden Party 2023

August 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Pearl Street Walking Tour

August 5, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Pearl Street, once Boulder’s commercial artery, has become its cultural heart and soul...

History Hike – Flatirons Loop

August 29, 2023 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Flatirons Loop History Hike - Tueday, August 29th, 5:15 - 7:30 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 [Read more...]

Annual Secondary School Essay Contest 2023

September 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - December 19, 2023 @ 12:00 am

HISTORIC BOULDER SECONDARY SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST 2023  4th Annual Edition SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY BY EMAIL TO: essays@historicboulder.org Deadline: December 18, 2023 at midnight 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 and St. Vrain Schools using essay themes [Read more...]

Month of Modern Architecture Tour 2023

September 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This year Month of Modern and Historic Boulder present a delightful tour of homes designed by prominent Boulder architect Hobart Wagener.  Join us to see an impressive spectrum of Hoby Wagener houses that reflect the rich diversity of livable, innovative architecture and design found throughout his buildings. For one day only, attendees will be [Read more...]

Tour of Proposed Civic Center Historic District

October 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Historic Boulder Inc, with Friends of the Bandshell and the Teahouse are partnering with the City of Boulder’s Historic Preservation Program to offer guided tours of the proposed historic district in the Central Park neighborhood.   The proposed boundary includes the area west of the Municipal Building to 14th Street, and Canyon to Arapahoe [Read more...]

Ghost Walk / Ghost Talk

October 21, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

Homes for the Holidays Tour 2023 Saturday

December 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Historic Boulder’s 37th Annual Homes for the Holidays Tour: December 2nd and 3rd, 2023 Historic Boulder is excited to present its 37th annual Homes for the Holidays Tour, the weekend of December 2nd, 2023.  Through the years, this enchanting experience has taken us through a selection of meticulously decorated historical homes, where creativity, tradition, [Read more...]

Homes for the Holidays Tour 2023 Sunday

December 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Historic Boulder’s 37th Annual Homes for the Holidays Tour: December 2nd and 3rd, 2023 Historic Boulder is excited to present its 37th annual Homes for the Holidays Tour, the weekend of December 2nd, 2023.  Through the years, this enchanting experience has taken us through a selection of meticulously decorated historical homes, where creativity, tradition, [Read more...]

Saving Places Conference 2024 – Rethink, Refine, Revive

January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 2 @ 6:00 pm

Saving Places® 2024 Conference:  SAVE THE DATE January 31st - February 2nd, 2024 in Boulder Colorado Preservation Inc.'s Saving Places Conference will take place in Boulder for the second time in history!  For over 25 years, this conference provides top-notch educational speakers and sessions, tours, awards and networking for and with the preservation community. [Read more...]

Happy Hour at the Hotel Boulderado

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Historic Boulder Inc. invites you to celebrate the first day of the “Saving Places” conference at a happy hour.  It will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the beautiful Boulderado Hotel, a National Register Trust landmarked building that opened in 1909.  Tickets ($25) will include one drink at the ‘cash’ bar and [Read more...]

Annual Membership Meeting 2024

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Historic Boulder cordially invites you to our 52nd Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, February 29th, 2024 6:00 - 9:00 pm Our 2024 Annual Membership Meeting will be a "progressive" meeting - starting at BMOCA for our awards, board member nominations and recap of a busy 2023 - then we will progress next door to the [Read more...]

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

The Little Rectangle and Beyond

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Walking Tour of The Little Rectangle and Beyond - Homes of Boulder's Early Black Residents Join Dan Corson and Adrian Miller for a tour of the neighborhood where many of Boulder's earliest Black families lived. Free Event - May is Preservation Month! Advanced Registration is Required  (space is limited) - Register HERE (We will [Read more...]

Boulder is known as a hotbed of Mid-Century Modern architecture.  The Table Mesa area developed around the national research labs, NIST, NCAR and NOAA.  These buildings are all very innovative and their influence extended to the design of homes, schools and churches in the area.  Historic Boulder Inc. will lead a guided tour of a neighborhood of great modern homes on [Read more...]

for Preservation Month, Historic Boulder, Inc. presents a FREE lecture and slide-show program by Peter Pollock, FAICP, on The Streets of Boulder: What their origins and names tell us about our history

The Little Rectangle and Beyond

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Walking Tour of The Little Rectangle and Beyond - Homes of Boulder's Early Black Residents Join Dan Corson for a tour of the neighborhood where many of Boulder's earliest Black families lived...back by popular demand. Free to members / $10 General Admission.

Historic Boulder Inc. will lead a guided tour of mid-century modern homes in the Table Mesa neighborhood on Saturday June 15th from 9:30 to 11:00 am.  Designers featured include, Wagener, Papachristou and Wells.  Architect Leonard Segel is the Executive Director of Historic Boulder.

History Hike at Sanitas May 2024

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our most popular hike...join naturalist Suzanne Michot on a hike to discover Mt. Sanitas’ follies, falcons, flakes and formations.

Happy Birthday Central Park - a Celebration of History: Saturday June 29, 2024 from 11am-2pm. This free event is hosted by: The Museum of Boulder, Historic Boulder Inc., The Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Boulder Farmers Market, Right Relationship Boulder, The City of Boulder Arts in the Parks Program, Create Boulder, The School of Rock Boulder, Program at the Bandshell on Canyon and Broadway.

Join or renew your membership to be sure and receive your invitation to our Member Appreciation party at the landmarked Whitney-Holmes House Garden - Save the Date July 16, 2024.

Meet the Spirits 2024

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE - Sunday October 6, 2024 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.