The St. Vrain Historical Society, Inc. (SVHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Colorado Corporation dedicated to the mission of “assuring a future for our community’s past” by working to preserve the heritage and history of Longmont, Colorado and the surrounding St. Vrain Valley while enhancing and encouraging a sense of community for all residents. To support its mission, SVHS fosters an awareness of, and appreciation for, local history among area citizens though historic education, interpretive programming, and the preservation of its four historic sites that they manage for their community’s education and enjoyment: Historic Hoverhome, the Hover Farmstead, Old Mill Park, and "Old" St. Stephen's Church.
The numerous activities, programs, and fundraisers of SVHS are managed by a fifteen-member board of directors who meet monthly and implemented by one full-time and three part-time staff, with the help of hundreds of active volunteers. In addition, SVHS also has numerous active committees, allowing members to become involved in areas which are of special interest to them.
SVHS has a prominent long-standing role in the community as a proponent of historic preservation, and has been instrumental in the development and refinement of local preservation ordinances, such as the designation of historical properties in three downtown districts. At Hoverhome, Old Mill Park, Old St. Stephen’s Church, and the Hover Farmstead, SVHS has built a distinguished record of successfully completing preservation projects, maintaining properties to protect their historic integrity, and making them accessible to the public.
Membership to SVHS is open to anyone interested in historic preservation and/or local history. SVHS’ list of members includes both long-time residents and newcomers, young and old, all of whom share an interest in the heritage of the area in which they live. Their commitment to preserving the past is evident in the many hours of volunteer service donated to the society.
P.O. Box 705 Longmont, CO 80502