Help preserve our history
for future generations.

An organization for all who love this place! Learn how together we can protect and preserve the best of the past for the future.  We are a city of Olympian-size ideals, deserving of balanced beauty – both natural and throughout our built environment – and respect for our unique heritage.

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.

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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!

Mark your Calendars for the 2023 HPA Gala!

CLICK HERE to renew your membership, join as a new member and/or make a special contribution in any category.  Thank you, from the HPA Board of Directors!


NEWS re: our historic City Auditorium!  Click on the link below to enjoy the professionally produced documentary on the past and future of the Grand Ol’ Lady, the Colorado Springs City Auditorium. The video highlights the past and reveals the vision to repurpose and revitalize our treasured historic auditorium.  Click this link to watch the documentary and support our City’s past, present and future!


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

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

$50 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

$30 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

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Summer tours!

HPA wrapped up another  Summer Tour production, including Union Printer’s who stole the show 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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+1 719 339-9168