A letter from our Board of Directors:

Behind the scenes, we have pushed for a city-wide survey and assessment of our historic neighborhoods, a vital planning tool and the foundation for historic preservation efforts in communities nationwide. This action step was the priority identified in the HistoricCOS preservation master plan adopted by City Council in 2019. We are thrilled to report that, through a Colorado State Historical Fund grant recently received by the City, this effort will commence soon through the services of a qualified consultant.

2024 marks an exciting milestone for us – the 25th anniversary of HPA! We look forward to a fantastic year ahead including the annual Honor Awards Gala and Dinner at an exciting location to be announced! It will be an evening to remember, and a year filled with opportunities to celebrate our past for the future as we launch the 25th Anniversary Fund.

Our Board is enormously aware of how important you are to making HPA what it is today. We have grown so much since 1999, and many of you have been with us every step of the way. We are asking you to renew your membership in the enclosed envelope or securely online at www.hpaspring.org. For the first time in years, and to help ensure our operations have the funds we need to meet our mission, we have slightly increased (by $10 each) two membership categories of Alice Bemis Taylor and Thomas MacLaren. Your membership benefits remain robust and afford you free access to our popular winter lectures, spectacular summer tours, discounted ticketed events including the Annual Gala and more!

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Please mark your calendars for the ANNUAL MEETING held on Tuesday evening, January 16, at 1st Lutheran’s gorgeous historic Peel House at 1515 N. Cascade. Doors open at 6:00; presentation at 6:30. The incomparable award-winning Leah Davis Witherow will be our guest speaker.

Wishing you the very best through the holidays, with our thanks for your support.

With deep gratitude,

The Board of Directors of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs

visit the video library

Interested in learning more about The Historic Preservation Alliance? Curious about our Summer Tours or Winter Lectures? Thinking you would like to become a member but would like to see what it offers and would like to see the annual meeting for more info? Watch different videos below and if you would like to see our evergrowing library, then click this link to see our archive!

Christmas Winter Lecture dates have arrived! We are happy to announce the schedule for our annual Winter Lecture Series. The lectures will take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month in February, March and April. So Mark these dates on your calendar and details will be soon to follow!

Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift could you give a loved one than an annual Membership to the Historic Preservation Alliance. As a member, they can enjoy attending Summer Tours, Winter Lectures and special forums all for free! So click this link and you’ll have Christmas shopping out of the way early!

WHY IS HISTORIC PRESERVATION ESSENTIAL?  Through historic preservation, we look at history in different ways, ask different questions of the past, and learn new things about our history and ourselves. Join 2 of our Board members, Patricia Doyle and John Haney as they explore these benefits. Learn why HPA  supports historic preservation in Colorado Springs and within any community:it is essential to transmit our understanding of the past to future generations. Watch the presentation here!

Concerned about ReTool? Looking for neighborhood help?  CLICK HERE to access HistoricCOS – the City’s freshly adopted historic preservation master plan! 


membership levels

Whether you are the owner or occupant of a historic building, a person who values cultural landscapes and archaeological sites, or are a citizen or visitor who appreciates and desires to maintain our historic beauty, we invite you to become a member of this alliance of citizens who care about Colorado Springs, its past and its future.

Members receive a membership card that provides FREE admission to all regular HPA meetings, seminars and our celebrated and fascinating Summer Tours.  Members also receive invitations to special members-only activities and the Annual Historic Preservation Awards Gala.

You may join at any time, online or by mailing a check.  Annual renewals for existing members occur quarterly.

General Palmer And Queen Palmer

$500 Annually

In honor of the visionary leader, and his wife, who founded Colorado Springs.

Winifield Scott Stratton

$250 Annually

In honor of the generous man who dared to dream, a skilled carpenter turned millionaire and philanthropist.

Helen Hunt Jackson

$100 Annually

In honor of an extraordinary author and woman who throughout her life supported preservation, conservation, and human rights.

Thomas Maclaren

$60 Annually

In honor of a talented and dedicated architect, whose buildings grace the historic landscape of Colorado Springs, including City Auditorium, City Hall, and Pauline Chapel.

Alice Beemis Taylor

$40 Annually

In honor of a woman whose generosity resulted in the Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs Day Nursery, Grace Episcopal Church, and La Foret, her Black Forest home, and more.

Student Membership

$15 Annually

Full-time high school or college student who has an interest in our local history and architecture

Past and upcoming events

We have events throughout the year from summer tours to winter lectures along with member functions. We will be posting the details of this winter’s lectures shortly but for now check out a few of our favorite past events below.

October 2022
Oct 12
12 October 2022
The Historic City Auditorium, 221 East Kiowa Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
July 2023
Jul 20
20 July 2023
The McAllister Home, 423 North Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
August 2023
Aug 17
17 August 2023
First United Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Summer tours!

HPA looks forward to our  Summer Tour production every year, including the 2022 Union Printer’s who holds the new record with over 200 guests! 

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Become a member! We have options for all levels. Most tours are free to members no matter what the membership level!

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We advocate to preserve and protect the historic places in our community! Your participation strengthens our voice!

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Stephanie Russell


22 October – 30 December 2021