SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Dana Crawford Award to Honor W. Bart Berger – May 13

Mar 7, 2019Events, Historic Structures

W. Bart Berger
2019 Dana Crawford Award Recipient

We are proud to announce that our foundation’s founder W. Bart Berger will be honored with the 2019 Dana Crawford Award for excellence in historic preservation from Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Please join us May 13 at the Seawell Ballroom to help celebrate Bart’s legacy and tireless-work restoring appreciation and stewardship of Denver Mountain Parks.

Here’s the announcement from Colorado Preservation, Inc.:


2019 Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration

May 13, 2019

Reception & Cocktails at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner & Program at 6:15 p.m.

Seawell Ballroom at the DCPA

1350 Arapaho St, Denver, CO 80204

Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s annual Dana Crawford & State Honor Awards is Colorado’s premier statewide preservation awards event, honoring individuals, organizations, public agencies, and businesses from across the state of Colorado, whose work demonstrates excellence in historic preservation. Accomplishments are recognized in the areas of preservation, rehabilitation, stewardship, leadership, and philanthropy.


W. Bart Berger
2019 Dana Crawford Award Recipient

The 2019 Dana Crawford award will go to W. Bart Berger with the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation. A fourth-generation Coloradan, entrepreneur, innovator and storyteller, Bart continues to manage his family’s Centennial Farm near Estabrook. Serving on the board of directors for History Colorado for 21 years and chairman of its board for six of them, he was at the helm for the transition from the Colorado Historical Society to History Colorado and the building of its new home at 12th and Broadway. In 2004, he founded the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation to restore and revitalize the historic Denver Mountain Park system. Through his tenacious advocacy, many of the iconic architectural features there have been restored, funding and staffing has been dramatically increased, and now he is working with the City and HistoriCorps to transform the 1930s Morrison CCC camp into a learning campus for outdoor education and skills training. Bart is a staunch Coloradoan, with a passion for the natural environment as well as the legacy of leadership we have inherited, continuing to weave the two together for future generations.

Additional awardees to be celebrated are:

State Honor Awards:

Estella Cole (Statewide)
Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (Statewide)
Redstone Castle Restoration Project (Pitkin County)
Yampa Valley Electric Building Rehabilitation (Routt County)

Preservation Edge Award:

Rocky Mountain Land Library (Park County)

Endangered Places Progress Award
Gold Medal Orchard (Montezuma County)

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Dana Crawford and State Honors Awards are not possible without the generous support of supporting organizations, businesses, and individuals. If you would like to know more about sponsor opportunities, please download more information here and be in touch.

Colorado Preservation, Inc.
Amanda Barker 303.893.4260 x230

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