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Historical Information Links

  • Colorado Historical Society – Founded in 1879, the Colorado Historical Society brings the unique character of Colorado’s past to more than a million people each year through historical museums and highway markers, exhibitions, manuscript and photograph collections, popular and scholarly publications, historical and archaeological preservation services, and educational programs for children and adults.
  •  Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation – The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation creatively engages Coloradans and their guests in partnerships to discover, preserve, and take pride in our architectural, archaeological, and other historic places by providing statewide leadership and support to our partners in archaeology and historic preservation.
  • Colorado Preservation Inc. – Colorado Preservation, Inc. is a nonprofit, statewide historic preservation organization that provides assistance in historic preservation to Colorado communities through a statewide network of information, education, training, expertise, and advocacy.
  • Douglas County Libraries Archives and Local History – The Douglas County Libraries Archives and Local History collects and preserves the documentary history of Douglas County.  Its collections are available for use by anyone, and they also offer reference services, programs, and online resources.
  • Highlands Ranch Historical Society – The Highlands Ranch Historical Society holds monthly programs and/or events to educate interested citizens about local and Colorado history and prehistory. Please visit their website for more information about upcoming events.
  • Larkspur Historical Society – The Larkspur Historical Society was incorporated in 1990. Their area of interest includes Southern Douglas County, Colorado, including the areas of Larkspur, Greenland, Perry Park, Spring Valley, and Cherry Valley. Currently, they have 21 site survey books, accessible through Douglas County Libraries Archives & Local History at the Philip S. Miller Library.
  • National Park Service – National Park Service archaeologists, architects, curators, historians, and other cultural resource professionals work in America’s nearly 400 national parks to preserve, protect, and share the history of this land and its people.
  • National Program: BARN AGAIN! – When the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Successful Farming magazine launched BARN AGAIN! in 1987, historic barns were considered doomed. The BARN AGAIN! program provides advice, information, and referrals to barn owners who are interested in preserving their historic barns.
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation – The National Trust provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
  • Parker Area Historical Society – The Society conducts regular monthly meetings and programs that are open to the public September through May at the Parker Library, 10851 S. Crossroad Drive (N.W. corner of Highway 83 & Main street).
  • Roxborough Area Historical Society – The Roxborough Area Historical Society was formed in order to engage interested citizens in prehistory, history and historic preservation in the northwest portion of Douglas County and the Roxborough area. The Society offers monthly programs that are held at the Community Room at the Roxborough West Metro Fire Station on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Please check their website for more information.
  • Sedalia Museum and Gardens – The Sedalia Museum and Gardens was formed to preserve and protect the history of the Sedalia and Jarre Canyon areas and to provide special community outreach programs through such activities as museum exhibits, collecting local history materials, providing public information, developing gardens specializing in vegetation that successfully grows in the Sedalia area, and conducting garden tours.
  • Town of Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board – Founded in 1874, the Town of Castle Rock possesses a unique architectural identity that contributes to its appearance. Early events and industries influenced the homes and buildings constructed here. Settlement in the area began in the 1860s and was shaped by agriculture and ranching.