Garfield County celebrates Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month |

Garfield County celebrates Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

Garfield County is celebrating Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month, sponsored by the Colorado Historical Society. This year’s theme is “Share Colorado’s Past.” With support from the Colorado Archaeological Society and other government agencies, the Colorado Historical Society helped to offset the cost of the 106 events in 52 Colorado cities scheduled across the state during May, including exhibits, lectures, tours, preservation awards, competitions and light-hearted festivities.

Spruce Up at Linwood”Clean up day” begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Glenwood’s oldest cemetery and the final resting place of Doc Holiday, Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery. The cemetery can be reached by a short trail that starts at 12th and Bennett. Lunch will be provided, and no reservations are required. For more information call Cindy Hines at 945-4448.

New Castle Historical Society’s Annual Membership DinnerLoraine McNeal, president of the New Castle Historical Society, invites all old members and welcomes new ones to a membership dinner.Greg Tonozzi will present a program on marble sculpture. The event is free, no reservations are required and the public is encouraged to attend at the New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St. on Friday, May 11. Contact Lorraine McNeal for meeting time and additional information at 984-2142.

A complete listing of cities, sponsors and events taking place across the state is available by calling (303) 866-3395 or visiting on the Web. The Colorado Historical Society is a statewide organization with 12 museums and historic sites across the state. Founded in 1879 as the designated steward of Colorado history, the Colorado Historical Society aspires to engage people in our state’s heritage through collecting, preserving and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future. This educational institution is headquartered in the Colorado History Museum and also contains the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, as well as the Stephen H. Hart Research Library. The society administers the State Historical Fund, a preservation-based grants program funded by limited-stakes gaming tax revenues. For more information call (303) 866-3682 or visit

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