In 1965, The Colorado Historical Foundation was established to bolster the state's and other entities' efforts to commemorate, preserve and share the history of Colorado's diverse people and places. The spirit of statewide collaboration and support infuses its core focus today: Protecting historic places, rehabilitating old buildings for contemporary use, and supporting history documentation, exhibits, and programs available to the public.
The Foundation strives to make Colorado a place where all people feel reflected in its history and can build an equitable future informed by the past.
The deployment of resources entrusted to the Foundation makes it possible for people to access and explore Colorado's diverse history through educational programs, experiences, stories, objects, and historic places. The Foundation partners with private parties, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and informal coalitions to keep history alive.