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Who We Are2022-05-07T13:59:48-06:00
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We are passionate about history

Historic Boulder was founded following a battle to save precious pieces of Boulder’s past. Highland School, the Union-Pacific Depot and Central School were all threatened with demolition in 1971. Historic Boulder, organized in 1972, was instrumental in saving the Highland School and the Depot. Out of this experience rose the urgency for a legal mechanism to evaluate historic sites. In 1974 Boulder’s Landmarks Preservation Ordinance was passed and, shortly after, the inventory of significant sites began. Historic Boulder is proud of its contributing role in creating historic districts, advocating for the landmarking of significant structures and exploring sites for future preservation. As the first permanent preservation organization in the city, Historic Boulder continues to champion the preservation of the physical reminders of Boulder’s heritage.

HISTORIC BOULDER’S

PRESERVATION HERO

JOYCE DAVIES
Founder of Historic Boulder Inc.

Joyce Davies has been instrumental in the area of historic preservation in Boulder. In an interview she recounts the founding of Historic Boulder, describing the history of the organization, her involvement in it, how it is funded and operated, and plans for the future.

Read Founder Joyce Davies’ Carnegie Transcript

MEET OUR AWESOME

Board & Staff

Bob Muckle
Bob Muckle
Board President
About Bob
Patrick O'Rourke
Patrick O'Rourke
Vice President
About Patrick
Kathryn Howes Barth
Kathryn Howes Barth
Board Member
About Kathryn
Laurie Friedeman
Laurie Friedeman
Board Member
About Laurie
Cheryl Gray
Cheryl Gray
Board Member
About Cheryl
Linda Haertling
Linda Haertling
Board Member
About Linda
Michael Matts
Michael Matts
Board Member
About Michael
Sue Morea
Sue Morea
Board Member
About Sue
Darcy Sherman
Darcy Sherman
Board Member
About Darcy
Steve Wallace
Steve Wallace
Board Member
About Steve
Leonard Segel
Leonard Segel
Executive Director
About Leonard
Mary Ellis
Mary Ellis
Secretary
About Mary
Trudy Gannon
Trudy Gannon
Treasurer
About Trudy
Melanie Muckle
Melanie Muckle
Office Administrator
About Melanie

ANSWERS TO YOUR

FAQ

When is Meet the Spirits?2022-04-17T14:07:57-06:00

This event at Columbia Cemetery happens every other year, in even numbered years, on a Sunday in mid-October. It is a joint program with the City of Boulder and Historic Boulder: check our events calendar for the latest.

What changes can I make to my house in Boulder?2022-04-17T14:10:38-06:00

This question should be directed to the City of Boulder’s Historic Preservation program: bouldercolorado.gov/government/departments/historic-preservation

Historic Boulder, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to foster the spirit and promote the benefits of historic preservation – we have no regulatory authority.

Are you the Boulder Historical Society?2022-04-17T14:05:44-06:00

No! Historic Boulder, Inc. was founded in 1972 in order to save historic buildings from demolition and we have worked to preserve the built environment in Boulder for the past 50 years. The Boulder Historical Society was founded in 1947, formerly operated as the Boulder History Museum and is now doing business as the Museum of Boulder.

I have some old photos of Boulder – can I donate them to you?2022-04-17T14:09:47-06:00

Historic Boulder’s mission focus is on the preservation of buildings, structures and places in and around Boulder county. Photos that document the architectural history of buildings and streetscapes are of great interest to us, but we are not set up as a repository for original photos or documents. We want these photos to be accessible to researchers and historians like us, so we encourage you to donate them to either the:

1. Carnegie Library for Local History: localhistory.boulderlibrary.org/Carnegie-collection-policy

2. Museum of Boulder:
museumofboulder.org/donate-to-the-collection

GOVERNING
DOCUMENTS

BYLAWS
Annual Reports

There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here or there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody..

Richard Moe,
President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation 1993 – 2009

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