2013 Meyer Award goes to Jefferson Co. Open Space

County commissioners Casey Tighe (left) and Faye Griffin (right) receive 2013 Meyer Award from JCHC chair Rose Lewis on behalf of Jefferson Co. Open Space at October Hall of Fame event. Photo by Matthew Lewis.

County commissioners Casey Tighe (left) and Faye Griffin (right) receive 2013 Meyer Award from JCHC chair Rose Lewis on behalf of Jefferson Co. Open Space at October Hall of Fame event. Photo by Matthew Lewis.

At the Hall of Fame event October 17th, the Meyer Award for Historic Preservation was presented to Jefferson Co. Open Space for their dedication to the restoration of historic Baehrden Lodge, as well as for long-term reuse and management of Hiwan Homestead and for preservation of historic ranchlands as open space.

Open Space was celebrated throughout the evening, as long-time OSAC chair Greg Stevinson received Hall of Fame honors and the Colorow Ute Council Tree became the newest county landmark.

JCHC chair Rose Lewis presents Hall of Fame award to honoree Greg Stevinson at the annual event October 17th. Photo by Matthew Lewis.

JCHC chair Rose Lewis presents Hall of Fame award to honoree Greg Stevinson at the annual event October 17th. Photo by Matthew Lewis.

The Hall of Fame event is the culmination of annual efforts of the Jefferson Co. Historical Commission. This year’s event was held at Mt. Vernon Country Club with more than 100 guests in attendance. See more photos from the festivities in our online gallery. Our thanks go to photographer Matthew Lewis for generously sharing these photos.

Open Space director Tom Hoby receives landmark certificate for Ute Council Tree from JCHC chair Rose Lewis. Photo by Matthew Lewis.

Open Space director Tom Hoby receives landmark certificate for Ute Council Tree from JCHC chair Rose Lewis. Photo by Matthew Lewis.

In addition to the above awards, the Hall of Fame event celebrates new county landmarks, National Register sites, and Writers’ Award winners. The 2013 edition of our annual Historically Jeffco magazine was also distributed on this occasion. Review the magazine’s contents here; the entire issue will be online in February 2014. Look for copies at your local historical society; they are free to members.

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