During Historic Preservation Month (May) each year, the Historical Commission holds a symposium in cooperation with a historical society or organization. This annual tradition started in 2005 and has been a successful way for local historic enthusiasts to share information across the county. The events include informal presentations from groups present, speeches or formal presentations, panel discussions, and, often, tours of the host facility or nearby historic sites. See the 2011 Symposium for a sample program agenda.
On May 4th, the 2013 annual historic preservation symposium takes place. Co-sponsored by the City of Wheat Ridge, the event will be held at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Theme: “What is Old is New: Embracing our agricultural past while shaping a sustainable future”
- May 5, 2012, hosted by Ken-Caryl Historical Society; Theme: “Becoming Historic Jefferson County: The Cold War, Baby Boom, and Suburbia”
- May 14, 2011, hosted by Westminster Historical Society at the Recreation Center
- May 15, 2010, hosted by Conifer Historical Society and Museum et al. at the Senior Resource Center; included a tour of Meyer Ranch house and barn
- May 9, 2009, City of Golden, hosted by Golden Historic Preservation Board at the City offices
- May 17, 2008, hosted by Lakewood Heritage Center
- March 3, 2007, hosted by Pine-Elk Creek Improvement Association in Pine Grove
- May 7, 2006, hosted by Arvada Historical Society at McIlvaine House, included a tour of the Arvada Flour Mill
- November 2005, hosted by Jefferson Co. Historical Society at Hiwan Homestead Museum
- May 2005, hosted by Morrison Historical Society, included a tour of the downtown area and the local CCC Camp