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Historic Pueblo, Inc. Logo Historic Pueblo Inc.'s 10th Anniversary After attending the statewide Colorado Preservation, Inc. Conference in 2001, a local group of preservationists were concerned about the lack of a city wide preservation ordinance and educational opportunities for the community to preserve the built environment. This group took action to develop a nonprofit in order to promote the preservation in Pueblo. The organizing group of Mary Tonne, Kerrelyn Trent, Mary Ann Thompson, Patty Bedard, and Corinne Koehler modeled Historic Pueblo, Inc. after similar organizations, such as Historic Boulder and Historic Denver.

The first task for this group was to lobby and testify before Pueblo City Council on order to pass a preservation ordinance. The group was successful and a preservation ordinance passed and the City's Historic Preservation Commission was formed. Without the support and work of Historic Pueblo, Inc., and its desire to preserve the historic structures of the city, the ordinance would not have passed.

Historic Pueblo, Inc. received its 501(c)3 status in 2002, and over the next several years worked to gain support in the community through educational seminars, historic tours, membership drives, and the work with the Historic Preservation Commission.

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Why Join Us?

1 Cultural Identity

Historic Pueblo, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the history, and the future history, of the historical structures in our community.   We run educational events and attend seminars throughout the year to help keep you informed.  We also support community-backed preservation efforts, like the Goodnight Barn and the upcoming CF&I documentary.

2 Feedback Loop

Members provide a vital connection to our governance process. We listen intently to what you say and we use this information to gauge our effectiveness and to constantly review our strategy. If we are effective you (our members) will continue to support us, if we slip you'll find a better organization to support. We will always work hard to maintain your trust and support.

3 Strength in Numbers

We are here to support your preservation efforts and extend your reach, along with educating our community of the rich history that Pueblo has. A strong membership base helps us to amplify the preservation message by demonstrating that Historic Pueblo, Inc. is robust, healthy, and growing. We want Colorado State to know and learn about the great preservation committment our community has. As the saying goes "there is strength in numbers" and we use those numbers to continue increasing the reach of our preservation efforts.

4 The Importance of Membership

Your membership provides a valuable revenue source for the organization but we see your membership as much more than a financial transaction. As a member you have become a closer part of Historic Pueblo, Inc. family.