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800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

“The Power of Heritage and Place” - An Evening with Dana Crawford

Location: 5:30pm at the Chief Theater (813 Lincoln Ave.)
Cost: Free Join us for a special evening with Dana Crawford, notable preservationist, developer and recipient of the Governor’s Citizenship Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon Colorado citizens for their contributions to the vitality of our state.

Dana Crawford highlights what citizenship means in Colorado," says [former] Governor John Hickenlooper. “She pioneered the redevelopment of Larimer Square - Denver’s original Main Street and led the redevelopment and preservation of countless buildings in Denver and across our state. The Governor’s Citizenship Medal is a tribute to the incredible impact Dana has made in Colorado."

FREE presentation generously sponsored by Main Street Steamboat Springs, the City of Steamboat Springs, Historic Routt County, and the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

More on Dana Crawford:

Award-winning preservationist Dana Crawford initiated a concept of urban renewal that was a first of its kind in the United States. She pioneered the redevelopment of Denver’s historic Larimer Square in the mid 1960’s. She has gone on to redevelop more than a million square feet of historic property in the city of Denver. In July 2014, Union Station Alliance opened the 125,000 square foot, 54-million-dollar revitalization of the Denver Union Station transit hub. That same year she received the Urban Land Institute’s Legacy Award for initiating Union Station’s reclamation plus decades of development which have redefined Denver. Recently, she has turned her attention to communities across the state including Trinidad, Pueblo, Broomfield, and Idaho Springs. In 1996, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, and in October, 2018, she received the state’s highest award – the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal – honoring recipients for their contributions to the strength and vitality of the state.

More info:

Historic Routt County – Emily Katzman:
Tread of Pioneers Museum – Candice Bannister:
Main Street Steamboat Springs – Lisa Popovich:

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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.