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    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.

    Landmark Designation Meeting

    June 6, 2016
    2-4 PM
    Room 1565-66

    11299 South Foxton Road, Conifer CO (Also known as the Big Red Barn at Beaver Ranch), circa 1864 as part of the George Kennedy homestead, Gary and Debra Wysocki owners. Jeffco Landmark application for the Big Red Barn and other on-site contributing structures.

    Historical Commission Programs

    Historical Commission Publications

    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

    Jefferson County Landmark Program
    The Historic Landmark Nomination for the Jaycee Hall, Arvada was approved March 7, 2016.
    Property Name: Arvada Jaycee Hall 
    Property Owner: Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation, Inc. 
    Property Address: 5640 Yukon St., Arvada 
    The Arvada JC Hall is 115 years old and was formally a church. It was the first non-residential structure in what is now known as Olde Town Arvada. The land was transferred to the church in 1900 in the structure was built between 1901 and 1902. In 1944 the Arvada Jaycees purchased the church.
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    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 with questions.


    District 1
    Margaret T. Chapman – Year Appointed: 2007 - Expires: 3/31/2018
    Richard Gardner – Year Appointed: 2005 - Expires: 12/31/2015

    District 2
    Tom Keefe – Year Appointed: 2015 - Expires: 3/31/2017
    Deborah Andrews – Year Appointed: 2000 - Expires: 3/31/2018

    District 3
    Rita Peterson – Year Appointed: 1981 - Expires: 3/31/2018
    Max Lankston – Year Appointed: 2016 - Expires: 3/31/2017

    At Large 
    Cynthia Shaw – Year Appointed: 2010 - Expires: 3/31/2018
    Mary Lindsey – Year Appointed: 2010 - Expires: 3/31/2018
    Lee Katherine Goldstein – Year Appointed: 2016 - Expires: 3/31/2019
    Leda Thaler – Year Appointed: 2016 - Expires: 3/31/2019

    Bonnie Scudder - Year Appointed: 2015 - Expires: 3/31/2017  

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