2024 History Colorado Architectural Archives Tours (Members Only)

April 22, 2024

Please note that there are two tours back-to-back on the same day. Pay close attention to which time you register for as only small groups are able to access the archives at once.

About the tour: Join us for a special Behind-the-Scenes Tour of History Colorado’s Architecture & Urban Planning Collection. Attendees will get a unique look into History Colorado’s archive to view a selection of architectural drawings from the collection, including the work of Robert Roeschlaub—Colorado’s first licensed architect. For those seeking design inspiration, the tour will feature architecture-related resources and historic materials from History Colorado’s Collection that can be made available to the public in our Research Center.

This is a members only tour. DAF Membership will be verified upon purchase. To become a member, click here.

About History Colorado: Established in 1879, History Colorado offers access to Colorado’s history through cultural and heritage resources like our museums and historic sites statewide, programs for families and adults, stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, and resources for students and teachers. The History Colorado Center, designed by Denver-based Tryba Architects, opened in 2012 and offers exhibits, public programs, events, and educational programs that foster cultural understanding through authentic perspectives. The History Colorado Center is also home to the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, State Historical Fund, and Stephen H. Hart Research Center—the portal to our entire collection. For more information, please visit www.historycolorado.org.

About the tour guide: Samantha Martin, Temple Buell Associate Curator of Architecture, is a graduate of Wright State University with a MA in Public History. She joined History Colorado in 2023. Samantha is responsible for collecting, preserving, and sharing contextual materials that tell the unique story of Colorado’s built environment.

Accessibility: The tour is wheelchair accessible. Please note: The tour will involve walking & standing for approximately one (1) hour on concrete floors with minimal areas for seated rest.