Annual Dinner & Awards Program 2018-08-30T19:58:44+00:00


5:30-9 p.m.

For the forty-eighth year, Historic Denver will gather over 450 of Denver’s civic and business leaders, design professionals, respected craftsmen and local advocates to celebrate historic preservation and the innovative success stories of the year.

Historic Denver’s Annual Dinner & Awards Program honors individuals and projects that anchor our city’s culture and provide for a vibrant future. Three individual awards, the Molly Brown Award, the Ann Love Award and the Keystone Award will be presented, along with four Community Preservation Awards for outstanding projects and one Re-Mix Award for an innovative mix of old and new architecture.

Each year, we have the honor of taking over the Grand Lobby of the Brown Palace for our cocktail hour. This rare privilege in such a stunning setting brings together those most passionate about keeping Denver Denver.

Event sponsors garner significant recognition and premier seating during the always sold-out event, so reserve your table today! More information can be found at

This year, we are offering you the chance to get your brand and logo out to our supporters year round with sponsorships that include our large events throughout the year.  We hope you will consider a donation at a higher level that will spread your goodwill and support for our mission throughout our community.

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

Check out our 2017 Video:


On the evening of Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 almost 450 people joined Historic Denver to celebrate preservation in Denver for the 47th Annual Dinner and Awards Program at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.  The program honored a diverse set of individuals and projects — including our Re-Mix Award in its second year, honoring a successful mix of old and new architecture, awarded to Shift Workspaces – Bannock.

 The inspiring 2017 Community Preservation Awards video was shown at the dinner, and this year featured our Award Winners in a roundtable discussion together. The awards video by Havey Pro Cinema features interviews with the Preservationists behind Stanley Marketplace, The Bosler House, the Krisana Park Conservation Overlay District, Shift Workspaces – Bannock, and the Goddard School at Steele Gymnasium. Our Individual Award winners: The Keystone Award Winners: The Nelson/Falkenberg Family, The Ann Love Awardee: Susan Powers, and our Molly Brown Award Winner: Charleszine “Terry” Nelson, offered wisdom from a lifetime of preservation work. We are so grateful to honor these projects, these people and all of their efforts.

We held our first ever Live Auction of unique historic experience packages during the end of the evening, which turned out to be a lively and exciting fundraising for Historic Denver. We felt the love from our community, and are excited to honor what makes Denver, Denver in 2018!

You can read more about each honoree and the Community Preservation Projects in our Press Release.