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  • Conservation History

     
    Visitors can reap the rewards of visiting two National Register landmarks: Boettcher Mansion, built from native stone and timber on Lookout Mountain in 1917, and Hiwan Homestead Museum, originally constructed in 1893 in Evergreen as a one-room cabin. Tours and events are offered at both sites. Following extensive restoration work, sections of Baehrden at Pine Valley Ranch Park will be open to visitors in the summer.

    Beyond the preservation and restoration of historic structures, conserving history can mean spreading historical knowledge. Events, exhibits and re-enactments at Hiwan Homestead Museum take "way back when" and make it vividly now. 

    Visitors can also feel the presence of the past by reading the history of Open Space Parks online and the stories told on park signs and in kiosks. 

    To learn more about area history, consult the Jefferson County Historical Commission and Jefferson County Historical Society. View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. Also, refer to the histories of our organization for the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and Colorado State University Extension, View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. and help us celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jefferson County Open Space.

    Last Updated: 3-28-2014