Many GNAR communities have stunning historic main streets and buildings which foster and support the communities character. Preserving a communities character often looks like preserving the buildings and spaces which engender that character. Historical Preservation has been a focus of many governments, communities, and organizations for many years, here we list several resources which can help your community in preservation.
The American Association for State and Local History provides many free (and membership-only) resources for individuals and organizations looking into the myriad issues surrounding preserving local history, including webinars, position papers, technical leaflets, and more.
To access their free resources, click the link below and select "Free to all" from the "ALL CATEGORIES" dropdown at the top.
Preserve America Communities is a designation program that recognizes communities that protect and celebrate their heritage; use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization; and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs. On this page you can apply for a site to become federally recognized and access additional information about their program.
Preservation through Partnership: this is the goal of the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program. Local, State, and Federal governments work together in the Federal Preservation Program to help communities save the irreplaceable historic character of places. Through the certification process, communities make a local commitment to historic preservation.
For over 20 years the annual Saving Places Conference has been THE historic preservation conference in the region, gaining a reputation far extending our Colorado borders. More information about the content of previous conferences and information about attending future conferences and can be found on their website.