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Aspen Historical Society Honored with Local & State Awards

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Aspen Historical Society

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Aspen Historical Society Honored with Local & State Awards

Archive Building renovation project earns accolades from government affiliates

 

May 24, 2018 – Aspen Historical Society (AHS) has been awarded two prestigious honors for the extensive renovation of the Archive Building. History Colorado presented AHS with the Caroline Bancroft History Project Award, given annually to individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of Colorado history. The City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission also selected AHS for their annual Elizabeth Paepcke Award.

AHS operates one of the largest public archives on the Western Slope, including priceless records and artifacts from every era of the area’s history. Featuring a protective vault, new community gallery, office space, and a 35% increase in collections storage, the 2017 renovation increased energy efficiency, upgraded the building to industry standards for artifact storage, and improved public access without changing the original footprint.

History Colorado, a front-range agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education, has presented the Bancroft Award annually since 1987. "Aspen Historical Society's Archive Building Project was especially noteworthy to the judging committee,” said Elisa Phelps, Director of Contemporary Collecting and Special Projects at History Colorado, “as it combined the preservation of and public access to historic resources within a single project while generating community support in funding and enthusiastic program participation--each of which is a goal of the awards program." The award honors the legacy of Caroline Bancroft, a journalist for the Denver Post who wrote numerous books on the history of Colorado and funded the award’s monetary prize in her will.

The City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission has presented their awards for 25 years to recognize projects that made an outstanding contribution to historic preservation in Aspen. In addition to AHS, this year’s awards will honor three other projects as well as architect Harry Teague during City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, May 29th at 5 pm. “Aspen HPC values the community minded preservation contributions these projects and individuals have made to the city,” said Amy Simon, City of Aspen Historic Preservation Officer.

“A public archive of primary sources supports a collective understanding of history, fosters a sense of community, and encourages a life-long vested interest in the future of this special place,” said AHS CEO Kelly Murphy. “It is our privilege to do this work and we are grateful to both groups for acknowledging our efforts.”

 

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Aspen Historical Society (AHS) actively preserves and passionately presents local history in an inspired and provocative manner that will continue to anchor our community and its evolving character. AHS maintains one of the largest archives in the region, with a portion of our collection available online as a public resource. AHS operates four historic sites: Wheeler/Stallard Museum, Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, and the ghost towns of Independence and Ashcroft, and offers year-round tours, programs, and community events for all ages to explore the history of the Aspen/Snowmass area. Visit www.aspenhistory.org or follow @historyaspen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information.

 

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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