Colorado Preservation, Inc. has announced that a new film, Centennial Statehouse: Colorado’s Greatest Treasure, will premiere on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center during the 2012 Saving Places Conference. All proceeds from the event will support distribution of the film to more than 1800 Colorado schools and libraries and will help support the Share in the Care Colorado campaign to restore the capitol dome.
“The general public is invited to this fundraising film premiere that celebrates Colorado and showcases the magnificent history of our State Capitol,” Colorado Preservation Inc.’s conference coordinator Nicole Moore said. “Jim Havey’s compelling documentaries really bring to life historic structures and we are very excited to close our annual historic preservation conference with the debut of this new film.”
“Our State Capitol is an iconic symbol reflecting the past, present and future of all Coloradans,” Director Jim Havey said. “This film takes you behind the scenes and tells the stories of the people who built and have worked in this magnificent building. It is a story that inspires a deep appreciation for Colorado’s history, from the turbulent territorial era and the protracted process of constructing a Capitol building, to the distinctive adornments utilizing glass, marble, bronze, textile and pigment to form unique portraits of the people and events that influenced the state’s development.”
Tickets can be ordered now at www.haveypro.com and cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door for the premiere. Special patron tickets to a pre-screening reception that includes appetizers, drinks, and a meet and greet with the film’s director and other local dignitaries are also available.
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Share in the Care Colorado is the campaign to restore the Colorado Statehouse dome and a unique opportunity for all who love the Centennial State to come together to safeguard “the People’s House” for future generations. Click here for more information and to watch the trailer for the film.
Colorado Preservation, Inc., founded in 1984, promotes historic preservation in our State by providing information, education, training, expertise, and advocacy and partners with historic property owners, non-profit organizations, educators, and local governments throughout the Rocky Mountain region. The annual Saving Places Preservation Conference is the second largest historic preservation conference in the country and offers workshops, educational sessions, tours, and special forums along with a preservation marketplace. The theme for the 15th annual Saving Places Conference is The Power of Heritage and Place. Click here for more information.