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.
Join us on Sunday, February 28, 2021, for our Annual Member Meeting where we report on our 2020 year. For safety, this year's meeting will be held over Zoom conference call. All are welcome to attend this meeting. If you wish to participate please email the SVHS office at firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday, Feb. 28th at 10:30 am.
Local History Books For Sale!
Visit our square store for a selection of local history books for sale. All books are available for local pick up within two business days of purchase (Monday-Friday). Orders may be picked up at our office located at Historic Hoverhome (1303 Hover Street, Longmont, CO 80501).
To visit our square store, click the image to the left.
Please remember to be mindful and considerate of others and do your part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. To help pass the time we have created a "things to do" page via the blue button below. We hope to update this page with some resources we find to help us all pass the time. Please note that this page will very much be a “work in progress,” and we hope to update it as time allows with resources that we can find. Thank you and take care! ~The St. Vrain Historical Society.
P.O. Box 705 Longmont, CO 80502
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