Summer Tour Schedule

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs (HPA) provides leadership, education and advocacy to save our diverse historic heritage and to revitalize our neighborhoods. We invite you to participate in this network of citizens who care about Colorado Springs, its past and its future, and would warmly welcome you as an HPA member.

If you wish to join the HPA prior to Tour season, your membership form and payment must be received no later than June 15, 2017.   Dues may NOT be paid at the Tours – the guest rate will apply if not a member by June 15th.

Our membership has grown tremendously and in the past two years, we have exceeded 100 persons at our tours.  Not all tour sites can accommodate such a large group, either due to fire codes, space restrictions, or the inability to divide into several smaller groups under multiple tour guides. 

Thus, for the first time, some of our tours will be limited to those who pre-register.  Please carefully note the list of tours with special instructions.  There will be absolutely no exceptions to the pre-registration requirements – if you’re not on the check-in list, you will not be admitted.

(You may become an HPA member in advance as directed on our website. Membership form and payment must be received by June 15, 2017)

A highlight of our calendar year is our Summer Historic Tour program. Tours are held on eight consecutive Thursday evenings in July and August.

If you are not currently an HPA member, we would love to have you participate in our regular programs.

Below are the 2017 Summer Tours and links to their descriptions. If you have ideas or suggestions for tours next summer, please let us know.

Tour #1 4th Infantry Division Museum
July 6th at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #2 Schulz Residence
July 13th at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #3 Art On The Streets
July 20th at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #4 History of Colorado Springs Fire Department
July 27th at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #5 Mid-Century Modern Houses of Ruhtenberg
August 3rd at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #6 Ute Indians: Culturally Modified Trees
August 10th at 6:00 pm ...more info
Tour #7 Union Printers Home
August 17th at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #8 History of Evergreen Cemetery
August 24th at 6:00 pm ...more info

2017 Summer Tours Committee.

Summer Tours Committee
Diann Butlak (719.439.6655)
John Haney (719.632.5776)
Ron Harman (719.460.2559)
Sue Harman (719.460.2559)
Claire Kirk (719.593.2927)
Cathy Mundy (719.471.8244)
John Norton (719..634.6925)
(Co-Chair) Al Rohr (719.641.1542)
(Co-Chair) Becky Rohr (719.641.1542)

Please make note of the start time for each Tour.  Member check-in and guest registrations begin ONE-HALF HOUR PRIOR TO TOUR. As a courtesy to our Tour Guides, please allow adequate time for travel and check-in/registration as Tours MUST begin on time.

Remember that Colorado summer evenings are unpredictable--come prepared with light jacket, comfortable shoes, water, and umbrella.  Please – no pets!



* In consideration of participating in HPA tours, the participant assumes and releases the HPA and its volunteers, employees, agents, and independent contractors from any and all risks of or liability for physical, emotional, or economic harm, injury, or damage caused by or arising from the acts, omissions, or negligence of the HPA, HPA volunteers, employees, agents, or independent contractors, the participant him/herself, or any other person or entity.


This project is partially funded by a State Historic Fund grant awarded from the Colorado Historical Society.