Georgetown Heritage Center
Georgetown Trust for Conservation and Preservation, Inc.
© 2014 | All Rights Reserved. Georgetown Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Trust: 1491 Argentine Street, Georgetown, Colorado 80444 303.569.0289 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Center: 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, CO 80444 303.569.0289 GHC.email@example.com
Visitor Center: 1491 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444 303.569.2405 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Georgetown Trust for Conservation and Preservation Inc. is a Colorado non-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) corporation.
The Georgetown Trust (Trust) was established in 2003 to promote the preservation and interpretation of the cultural and natural assets of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District (NHL). The NHL is recognized nationally as a premier site for the interpretation of the 19th century Rocky Mountain silver mining boom. The Trust has forwarded that interpretation first through the construction, maintenance and operation of the Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center and most recently with the acquisition and restoration of the 1874 Schoolhouse, now the Georgetown Heritage Center, home to the Cultural Arts Program as well as a local history archive operated by the Clear Creek County Library District.
GEORGETOWN HERITAGE CENTER
The Georgetown Heritage Center is the name of the restored 1874 Schoolhouse on Taos Street in Georgetown, Colorado.
The Heritage Center has three classrooms, unmistakable with its bell tower, is centrally located in the historic heart of Georgetown. The building has three clasrooms and a conference room on the first floor all which are used by the Cultural Arts Program and available for rental. The second floor features a 100 seat performance space complete with platform, screen, projection and audio equipment. Restrooms and a break room suitable for catering staging are in the full basement. The building has a full fire suppression system and is handicapped accessible with all floors served by an elevator. All rooms have individual heat control and numerous floor outlets. Tables and chairs are available for use.
The north half of the second floor houses Clear Creek County Library District historical archives, where they are available for public research by appointment.
The Library District is a partner of the Georgetown Trust and our Cultural Arts Program. Film and children's activities are regularly sponsored at the Heritage Center by the library.
CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM
The Mission of the Cultural Arts Program is to promote the heritage folk and performance arts reflective of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District, from its 19th century life to today.
Cultural Arts classes and events demonstrate, teach and exhibit traditional folk arts and crafts that were practiced and enjoyed by the diverse groups that settled in Georgetown during the mining boom, thus promoting the enjoyment and understanding of and appreciation for the NHL's 19th century ethnic and cultural heritage. Our varied cultural arts program encompasses traditional crafts, fine arts, and music, drama, film and gardening. We aim to develop a vibrant educational facility that will enhance the lives of the local community, neighboring mountain communities and the tourists who visit the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District.