Historic Denver, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

Historic Denver, with its flagship property the Molly Brown House Museum, is the organization for those who love Denver. For 53 years, we have been leading the way by providing the stories, ideas, and actions for the places that reflect the depth and breadth of our city's past. We believe everyone should see themselves in their city through its stories and places - the very places that anchor people.

These historic spaces, like our Molly Brown House Museum, feed our hunger for connection and continuity. In a fast-changing Denver, you might be surprised to learn that preservation can, and does, go hand-in-hand with inclusivity, growth, affordability, and sustainability. You might also be surprised to learn how the story of Margaret "Molly" Brown's activism inspires us all today to be a voice in our communities and participate in our democracy.

YOU empower us to advocate for the historic buildings and landscapes that tell Denver’s diverse story when you give a year-end gift today!


A great and enduring city is no accident. Denver's destiny will be defined by the tension between bold action and thoughtful planning; between EUREKA! and ordinary. Historic Denver plays an invaluable role in informing and facilitating that negotiation. Join me in supporting Historic Denver as a member or donor. - Susan Barnes-Gelt


Historic Denver, Inc. exists to empower people to actively experience and thoughtfully maintain our city's cultural landmarks and historic places today and long into the future.

Background Statement

Can you imagine the city without the Daniels & Fisher Tower, LoDo, or Union Station? Each contributes critical character to our community, each anchors significant economic revitalization efforts that have helped Denver weather several boom and bust cycles, and each was saved with the support of Historic Denver, Inc. In 1970 citizens stepped forward to create Historic Denver, Inc., which first focused on saving the Molly Brown House Museum from demolition and went on to citywide efforts. Historic Denver remains the city's leading preservation organization and as a private, supporter-driven non-profit we work to protect and promote the places that add to our quality of life, spur economic development and engender pride of place.

Organization Data


Organization name

Historic Denver, Inc.

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Year Established


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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Large Organization


Historic Denver 1420 Ogden Street Suite 202
Denver, CO 80218


Molly Brown House Museum 1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, CO 80203

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US







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