Historical Commission

Happenings

The Jefferson County Historical Commission Hall of Fame and Historic Preservation Awards event was held on October 18, 2018 at the Boettcher Mansion. The event honored Hall of Fame recipients, Meyer Award winner, and Writers Award winner. Additionally the annual Historically Jeffco magazine was presented. A digital version will be available soon. 

  • Norm & Ethel Meyer Award: The Conifer Historical Society and Museum
  • Writers’ Award, Youth Division: Ruby Lucken
  • Hall of Fame: Margaret Chapman and the Staunton Family. View all Hall of Fame recipients (pdf).

Meetings

  • 2 p.m., 1st Monday of every month
  • Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility
    100 Jefferson County Parkway
    Room 1566/1567
    Golden, CO 80419

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Richard Gardner, District 1
    Term expires: September 2019, Year appointed: 2005
  • Cynthia Shaw, District 1
    Term expires: September 2021, Year appointed: 2010
  • Lee Katherine Goldstein, District 2
    Term expires: September 2021, Year appointed: 2016
  • Steve Engle, District 2
    Term expires: September 2020, Year appointed: 2017
  • Rita Peterson, District 3
    Term expires: September 2021, Year appointed: 1981
  • Bonnie Scudder, District 3
    Term expires: September 2020, Year appointed: 2015
  • Richard Scudder, At Large
    Term expires: September 2021, Year appointed: 2017
  • John Steinle, At Large
    Term expires: September 2020, Year appointed: 2017
  • Carla Opp, At Large
    Term expires: September 2021, Year appointed: 2018
  • Debra Coogan, At Large
    Term expires: September 2019, Year appointed: 2018
  • Patricia Jones, At Large
    Term expires: September 2019, Year appointed: 2018

Commission Information

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.

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.

Applying to the Commission

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

Questions?

Contact us with questions.