Feb 1, 2013 1:03 PM by JD Downing

Pueblo and Historic Pueblo, Inc chosen for prestigious award

DENVER - History Colorado will honor outstanding people and projects that preserve and protect Colorado's diverse history and heritage at History Colorado's 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony.

This year, the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation goes to the City of Pueblo and Historic Pueblo, Inc. for the Pueblo Neighborhood Heritage Enhancement Project.

The Governor's Award for Historic Preservation exemplifies the best in historic preservation with regard to historic design and craftsmanship, proper preservation techniques and ethics. Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia is scheduled to present this year's Governor's Award. Also receiving an award are:

History Colorado President's Award
· George Eckhardt, Colorado College Campus Planner for the preservation and restoration of historic buildings owned by Colorado College.
Stephen H. Hart Award for Archaeology
· Dr. Jason LaBelle of Colorado State University for his statewide archaeological efforts.
Stephen H. Hart Awards
· City of Fort Collins, Carol Tunner, Deborah Uhl and Old Town Square Properties, Inc. for the restoration of the Coca-Cola/Angell's Delicatessen Ghost Sign.
· University of Denver-Department of Anthropology, United Mine Workers of America and the National Park Service for the Ludlow Tent Colony Site.

The ceremony takes place on February 6 at the History Colorado Center, coinciding with Colorado Preservation Inc.'s 2013Saving Places conference.

The evening celebration is administered by the State Historical Fund (SHF), a program of History Colorado, and many of the projects receiving awards have been funded in part by SHF grants.

About History Colorado
Established in 1879, the Colorado Historical Society-today's History Colorado-preserves Colorado's rich heritage through the State Historical Fund, the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, collections stewardship, statewide museums and programs for students, educators and visitors of all ages. History Colorado is headquartered in the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 in Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District. Find History Colorado at and @HistoryColorado. For more information, visit or call (303) HISTORY.


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