About the conference
This is the 25th anniversary of Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Saving Places® Conference which provides training, networking and educational opportunities to support the preservation community. The in-person content will also be available to registrants online. Learn more about the conference at Saving Places 2022: Perspectives in Preservation.
Righting Our Histories: Denver’s Latino/Chicano Historic Context
Monday, February 7, 2022 from 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM (MT)
Denver’s greater historic fabric comes not only from historic buildings but from the stories of the diverse persons and groups who comprise its vibrant history. Only 4% of Denver’s roughly 8,000 locally designated historic properties represent the cultural, racial, and ethnic identity of the city. In 2019, the City and County of Denver updated its Landmark Preservation Ordinance to include specific culture criteria in its local designation process. Simultaneous to that effort, the Landmark Preservation program began to plan a series of historic contexts to explore the history and historic places of underrepresented communities. The Denver Latino/Chicano Historic Context is the first of these context series that will tell the full story of Denver’s diverse communities, the Denver Latino/Chicano Historic Context uncovers and shares the deep history and historic places of Denver’s Chicano and Latino communities. Through engaging public outreach and traditional historic research, the citywide context provides a historical overview of Latino and Chicano communities in Denver and identifies historic places and spaces that embody that heritage. Learn how this rich history was gathered and is now being shared, protected, and celebrated.
About the presenter
Dianna is a public historian in Denver who specializes in surveying historic farms, ranches, post-World War II neighborhoods and linear features such as roads, irrigation ditches and railroad grades. Dianna enjoys hiking, cooking and reading.