At a meeting of the Board on Saturday, December 28th, the Preservation Fund nominations for 2013 were reviewed and awarded.


There were seven nominations and Preservation Funds available totaled $2165.75, the smallest amount the GTC has acquired in a long time. The decision was difficult and the Board discussed how to best fulfill our mission of historic preservation while still retaining some seed money for 2014.  The board decided to allocate $1550.00 to the following requests and retain $615.75 in the fund for next year:


$500 to the Rimrock Historical Society in the Nucla/ Naturita/ Uravan area in southwestern Colorado to preserve some of the buildings left at Uravan and work on the Hanging Flume on the Unaweep/Taberguache Scenic Byway.

$500 to the South Park National Heritage for a major project at the Paris Mill in Alma, CO. The funds will be added to a matching grant to help put a roof on the cyanide wing and rebuild a wall.

$500 to the Buffalo Peaks Ranch (Rocky Mountain Land Library) in the South Park area toward replacing the leaky roofs on the main house and the bunkhouse.

$50 for an Organizational Membership donation to the Civilian Conservation Corps’ Heritage in Colorado in Morrison to preserve the history of the CCC 's activities in building the Red Rocks Amphitheater and other projects.


   Want to know what we’ve done in the last six years?  We’ve donated  $16,400 !  


The money has been donated to the following:  Arvada Flour Mill - 2 times; Boggsville Historical Site; Breckenridge Heritage Alliance; Carousel in Nederland; Cumbres & Toltec Railroad; Elitch Gardens Theater; First Congregational Church, Silverton; Fort Logan; Galloping Goose,  Dolores; Granada Relocation Camp; Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum -Evergreen; Kauffman House, Grand Lake; Lake County Civic Center; Mayan Theater, Denver; Saguache County Museum; San Juan Historical Society-2 times; South Platte Valley Historical Society- 5 times; Steelworks Museum of Industry & Culture-, Pueblo-2 times; Summit County Historical Society; Walk Through History Park, Fraser.  Out of State:  Austin,  Nevada Historical Society; Caliente Box Car Museum, Caliente, Nevada; Grand Encampment Museum, WY; Shakespeare NM Ghost Town-4 times; St. Stephens Indian Heritage Center, Wyo. 



What is the Ghost Town Club of Colorado's Preservation Fund and how can I help?


The Ghost Town Club of Colorado is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of ghost towns, mining camps and historic sites. To accomplish this goal, the club created a Preservation Fund to help support numerous preservation projects. Because we are a non-profit organization, we are able to earmark 100 percent of all donations directly to qualified projects protected by a non-profit preservation society.


The Ghost Town Club of Colorado also contributes to the preservation of historical sites by direct involvement in work days. All members who are interested in working on preservation projects have the opportunity to have a "hands on" experience by volunteering their time and labor to help preserve historic sites.              


If     If you would like to join the Ghost Town Club of Colorado in its effort to save important historical sites, please make a donation to the Ghost Town Club of Colorado Preservation Fund by clicking on the Donate button to the left on your screen or contact the Ghost Town Club of Colorado directly by email at          

Ghost Town Club members reconstructed the Hose House in Eureka Colorado. Above is the Before, During and After Photos. To the left is the original building in the early 1900’s.