Annual Symposium

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.


  • May 13, 2017, hosted by Jefferson County Open Space; Theme “Landscape Shapes History”, included a tour of the Hiwan Museum and Hiwan Heritage Park
  • April 30, 2016, hosted by City of Arvada; Theme “Transportation, Preservation & the Evolution of Place”, included a walking tour of Old Town Arvada
  • May 2, 2015, hosted by Boettcher Mansion and History Colorado; Theme: “Preservation by the Numbers”
  • May 13, 2014, hosted by Boettcher Mansion; Theme “John Fielder at the Boettcher Mansion”, included exhibit of photography by John Fielder
  • May 4, 2013, hosted by City of Wheat Ridge; Theme “What’s 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

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