To submit by mail: Send completed form in triplicate to:
FCHC, Historic Preservation Office
615 Macon
Canon City, CO 81212.

What is the Fremont County Heritage Commission?

We were originally seven members appointed to the Fremont county heritage commission established by resolution #54, 2008. We now have approval to have nine members by resolution of May 2011. Designation of the county as a Preserve America County was part of the saving places movement started nationally. The requirements called for appointment of an advisory group to oversee historical treasures of the county. We have gained a great deal of credibility over the past four years, and we now have a new focus:

Local landmark status of our historic sites, structures and landscapes has become very important because of the possibility owners may wish to ask for Colorado historical fund grants. The Common Grant Application calls for indication of whether the site was designated a “Local Landscape”.


The Fremont County Heritage Commission (FCHC) was originally set up as representing each geographic area of the county, and the major interests of the citizens:

  • Cañon City area
  • Florence area (may include Williamsburg, Rockvale, Coal Creek)
  • Penrose area
  • Western Fremont County
  • Heritage museum: This consortium of Museums currently consists of:
    • Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center
    • Fremont Center for the Arts
    • Price Pioneer Museum in Florence
    • Museum of Colorado Prisons
    • Western Fremont County Historic Church Museum
  • Eduction (RE-1, RE-2, RE-3, Pueblo Community College, etc.)
  • Tourism industry
  • Two At Large seats were created because of attendance and interests

FCHC has designated 10 Fremont County landmarks to date and sponsors the Fall Heritage Festival.