• Contact Information

    Historical Commission


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    100 Jefferson County Parkway
    Suite 3550
    Admin and Courts Facility
    Golden, CO 80419

  • Historical Commission

    Jefferson County Historical Commission 
    The Historical Commission is a volunteer group that promotes the preservation and use of historical resources and historic sites through educational activities, publications and research projects. The mission of the Jefferson County Historical Commission is to inspire, encourage and coordinate historical activities in the county. 

    Historical Commission Programs

    Historical Commission Publications

    JCHC 2017 Symposium Header

    The Jefferson County Historical Commission & Jefferson County Open Space invite you to the 14th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium

    Landscape Shapes History

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 (9 AM - 2 PM)
    Timbervale Barn, 4132 Timbervale Drive (adjacent to Hiwan Museum)
    Evergreen, Colorado 80439

    Topics will include local geology, paleontology, agriculture & architecture
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    Cost: $15 per person (includes lunch)
    Register on-line
    Registration Deadline: Friday, May 5 (Register early, space is limited)
    Information: Dennis Dempsey, 303-271-8734  

    The Jefferson County Historical Commission was established by a Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners on July 22, 1974. Initially, the primary purpose was to guide the observances of the Centennial - Bicentennial year of 1976. The Commission provided plaques for 25 sites of historical interest in the county and originated the "Festival of the West." All Jefferson County districts are represented equally on the Historical Commission.

    Meeting Schedule

    Regular Meeting Minutes 
    Mission and Goals
    2017 Proposed Goals

    The Jefferson County Historical Commission generally meets on the first Monday of the month at 2PM in room 1566/1567, Administration and Courts Facility located at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Please refer to the agenda for updates on the meeting location and time.Contact jeffersoncountyhistoricalcommission@jeffco.us with questions.


    District 1
    Margaret T. Chapman – Year Appointed: 2007 - Expires: 9/30/2018
    Richard Gardner – Year Appointed: 2005 - Expires: 9/30/2019

    District 2
    Tom Keefe – Year Appointed: 2015 - Expires: 9/30/2017
    Deborah Andrews – Year Appointed: 2000 - Expires: 9/30/2018

    District 3
    Rita Peterson – Year Appointed: 1981 - Expires: 9/30/2018
    Max Lankston – Year Appointed: 2016 - Expires: 9/30/2017

    At Large 
    Cynthia Shaw – Year Appointed: 2010 - Expires: 9/30/2018
    Mary Lindsey – Year Appointed: 2010 - Expires: 9/30/2018
    Lee Katherine Goldstein – Year Appointed: 2016 - Expires: 9/30/2019
    Leda Thaler – Year Appointed: 2016 - Expires: 9/30/2019

    Bonnie Scudder - Year Appointed: 2015 - Expires: 9/30/2017  

    Applications for new members are always welcomed and will be kept on file by the County Manager's Office to fill vacancies.