The State Historical Fund: Preserving Colorado's Past

Colorado has the largest of all state grant programs for historic preservation thanks to the State Historical Fund. The money for the Fund comes from limited-stakes gambling revenues generated in the mountain towns of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. Over the past ten years, 2000 projects received more than $106 million (matched by over $70 million in private funds) in every Colorado county for preserving our state's prehistoric and historic heritage.

Rocky Mountain National Park has been a beneficiary of the State Historical Fund. Rocky Mountain National Park Associates and the National Trust for Historic Preservation both received grants for the adaptive reuse of McGraw Ranch. On Saturday night, the park will announce another State Historical Fund partnership with the National Trust. Come find out which historic resource will be benefit!

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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