This year join our

Historic Denver Awards

50th Anniversary Retrospective Celebration

A virtual event and so much more!

Join us September 23rd, 2020! From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

As Historic Denver embarks on our 50th year as an advocate and steward of beloved and historic places in our city, we’re looking back at the impact our organization has had on Denver, and the preservation of the places we all love. This is an opportunity to celebrate and to thank the many hardworking community members, property owners and civic leaders that have made historic places a part of our community for five decades.

In honor of this auspicious anniversary, and in full recognition of public health recommendations, this year’s celebration will take place in small group “watch parties” at historic sites and homes across the city, with a full virtual program including:

  • Local entertainment from The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance – also celebrating their 50th Anniversary!
  • The release of a short-film highlighting the community’s favorite preservation projects of all time
  • A live online auction featuring intimate experiences in historic places.

There are three exciting ways to participate in the 50th Annual Awards Retrospective:

Become a Sponsor

Event sponsors can select from a menu of levels and receive premier recognition during the event and as part of the retrospective film. Sponsors can also elect to host a watch-party at the venue of their choice or invite ten guests to participate virtually. With opportunities including a catered dinner at the highest levels, to a cocktail party, these watch parties will give our community the chance to connect and mingle as is the grand tradition of our Annual event. Historic Denver will provide a range of special event supplies at each sponsorship level. Sponsorship has long been the hallmark of the annual program, and a chance for businesses to demonstrate their passion and commitment to the places that make Denver Denver.

Pay for a Sponsorship

Host a Watch Party

Individuals can host their own “watch party” for up to ten with Historic Denver’s support, including instructions on accessing the on-line content, suggestions on supplies, and thank you gifts for participants. Hosts will commit to raising $1,500 for Historic Denver, either through a single-donation or by encouraging gifts from invited guests and friends. Contact Sigri Strand for more information at

Purchase an Individual Ticket

Individuals, couples or families can participate on their own by purchasing individual tickets to the event at the VIP and grassroots levels. Individual guests will receive the links and instructions for on-line participation, including access to entertainment, film and auction.

Pay for a Sponsorship or Watch Party

Sponsored by:

Contact Sigri Strand, Development Manager: 303-534-5288 ext. 7

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Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners

Keystone Award

Dr. Thomas J. Noel “Dr. Colorado”

Ann Love Award

Sid Wilson

Molly Brown Award

Councilwoman Debbie Ortega

Community Preservation Awards

Savageau Building

Tammen Hall

The Essex

The Quayle – 1st Avenue Hotel

Remix Award

Dairy Block

Thank you to our Committee and Sponsors!


Susan Powers & Jerry Glick

Committee Members

Davis Butler

Dorit Fischer

Ellen Ittelson

Jesse Kajer

Tom Kimball

Annie Levinsky

Bill Mosher

Sigri Strand

Jacob Vanderslice

Elbra Wedgeworth

Presenting Sponsor

Zocalo Community Development

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners

Keystone Award

Honorable Wellington Webb

Honorable Wilma Webb

Ann Love Award

Gregorio Alcaro

Molly Brown Award

Patricia Calhoun

Community Preservation Awards

2200 California St.

Packard’s Hill Historic District

The Mirador at Tennyson

The Dodge Building

Remix Award

Snarf’s on South Broadway


Ellen Ittelson & Mike Zoellner

Committee Members

Michelle Malone Fries

Jesse Kajer

David Leuthold

Annie Levinsky

Kim Miller

Nicole Malo

Kendra Sandoval

Sigri Strand