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Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum received a $199,382 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund, officials announced Wednesday. The museum grant was one of 120 given for historic preservation projects in 40 counties statewide. In total, more than $8.8 million was given for fiscal year 2014. Since 1993, History Colorado has funded 4,086 projects, providing… Continue Reading Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

Fact No. 1: At almost $20 million annually, Colorado’s historic preservation fund is by any measure the largest in the nation. Fueled by a voter-mandated 22 percent share of gaming taxes paid by casinos in Cripple Creek, Blackhawk and Central City, the fund has provided more than a billion dollars to preservation projects statewide since… Continue Reading Here’s how to help a lot of people preserve properties

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For many years, visitors to downtown’s historic City Auditorium were treated to a dismal sight. All they had to do was look up at the arena ceiling, pockmarked with dozens of holes in the tiles, and further desecrated by pieces of material hanging like dingy banners. That material, stuffing made from horse hair, likely was… Continue Reading Who will pay the tab for City Auditorium restoration?

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