Historic Denver Press Release






CONTACT : Sarah Starke

Historic Denver, Inc.

1420 Ogden Street, Suite 202

Denver, CO 80218

(303)534-5288 ext. 7






July 13, 2015, DENVER, Colorado – To celebrate Historic Denver’s 45th anniversary, the organization is recognizing five local non-profits with Cultural Impact Awards to honor each organization’s four decades of service in Denver and for contributing to the city’s rich cultural tapestry.


For four and a half decades Historic Denver has diligently worked on behalf of the places that make this city special. The organization has weathered uncertain economic periods, changing political climates, and rapid population growth since incorporating in 1970; yet Historic Denver’s mission and impact remain strong and continue to captivate new audiences every day. As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, Historic Denver’s longevity and continued growth is a case study in successful grassroots activism and local service. The organization is celebrating this accomplishment by honoring five other non-profit organizations that have also stood the test of time through the newly created Cultural Impact Awards.


The 2015 recipients include Colorado Black Women for Political Action for engaging African-American women in the civic process; Colorado Children’s Chorale, which inspires countless audiences including our youth; Community First Foundation for investing in the quality of life and supporting nonprofit organizations; El Centro Su Teatro for speaking to Chicano history and culture through theater productions; and Greenway Foundation, best known for conservation efforts along the South Platte River and its tributaries. By recognizing these organizations Historic Denver hopes to bolster the impact that all six organizations can make in Denver.


Each organization will be presented with its Cultural Impact Award at one of its signature events throughout 2015, and all five will be recognized at Historic Denver’s 45th Annual Dinner and Awards Program on October 28, 2015. Mayor Michael Hancock has declared October 28th to be Historic Denver Cultural Impact Day in honor of the organization’s 45th birthday and the Cultural Impact Award recipients.





Historic Denver, Inc. was founded in 1970 through a chain of events that spurred a group of passionate citizens to prevent demolition of the 1889 home of Titanic survivor Margaret “Molly” Brown. The home became the Molly Brown House Museum, which the organization continues to operate today. This initial undertaking stimulated preservation efforts throughout the city led by Historic Denver, including the preservation of 9th Street Historic Park, the rescue of the Paramount Theater, the creation of the Lower Downtown and Downtown Historic Districts and technical support for historic neighborhoods and landmarks citywide, including more than 50 sacred landmarks. As a result of these projects Historic Denver is among the nation’s premier non-profit urban preservation organizations.


Historic Denver is committed to enhancing the city’s unique identity through education, activism, and stewardship on behalf of local heritage and historic places. By exploring the dynamic between past and present, the organization helps shape a stronger community for the future.