Spotlight on IAD Exhibits:
State Historical Fund
with Mike Owen
The State Historical Fund is our major funder, so we were quite pleased when they also chose to register as an exhibitor. 30 years after the start of the State Historical Fund, a total of 4,743 grants have been awarded, contributing $315,892,480, in all 64 Colorado counties.
Mike Owen, historic preservation specialist and hockey enthusiast, is organizing the SHF table.He runs the Durango SHF satellite office.A native of Brooklyn, NY he worked for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for five years and has worked on dozens of preservation projects.
Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve
with Cameron Randolph
Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve has had an exhibit at all ten of the previous International Archaeology Day events. Cameron “Cam” Randolph, board member and docent coordinator extraordinaire, will be manning the table this year. He’s also the one who approved the contest for a free private tour (sign up here for a chance to win).
Cam is a well-known figure in town as a former science teacher/coach at Rocky Heights Middle School where he taught science and technology, coached cross country, founded and coached the Robotics Team, and helped create the chicken coop and garden on site at RHMS. Come learn about Lamb Springs’ Cody Complex artifacts and Pleistocene megafauna.
Douglas County Historical Repository &
Douglas County Historic Preservation Board
With Brittany Cassell
The DCHR and DCHPB work hand in hand to preserve and educate people about the county’s historical and archaeological resources. They administer the Douglas County Landmarks, maintain a virtual museum, and provide a map for a Self-Driving Historic Tour. Brittany is the county’s first full time curator.
No stranger to IAD events, she has been a frequent exhibitor and we are thrilled to welcome her back. Ask her about her intriguing current projects ranging from post offices to ancient rock shelters.
Spotlight on Sponsor: ERO Resources
As we were closing the Expo last year, Jon Hedlund made an offer of “whatever you need for IAD 2022”. ERO Resources came through this year as a sponsor (as well as exhibitor spotlighted a few weeks ago).
ERO’s multidisciplinary project managers and staff of scientists have experience supporting clients in a wide range of environmental services. The ERO Charitable Foundation provides grants for humanitarian and environmental projects and to promote volunteerism to participate in those projects. We are proud to consider ERO Resources a major force for IAD’s continuity.
Behind the Scenes
Angel recently retired as the CPW/Roxborough State Park Volunteer & Interpretive Services Manager. She was recognized by DOVIA as Volunteer Manager of the year and won the State Archaeologist and Hart awards from History Colorado. Todd McMahon has been a great mentor and encourager, helping her make Roxborough the first State Park Curatorial Repository for its collection of artifacts, a beautiful visitor center exhibit, and top-notch training materials and programs. Angel now looks forward to traveling with her husband around the state in their new camper.
Angel Tobin (left) and Betsy Healey (right):
a decade of IAD Events
Betsy, a U of Iowa graduate, had a lengthy career as an IT project manager for technical oil & gas clients. She now volunteers as a state park naturalist and Lamb Spring docent. Betsy is an avid hiker, trained diversity advocate, voracious reader, and lover of any one-liner joke. She spends winters in Arizona doing glass arts and golfing with John (who has volunteered at every IAD event himself).
We are both grateful to the hundreds of volunteers, exhibitors, lecturers, committee members, sponsors, and visitors who have contributed time, money, and expertise to IAD. We look forward to seeing you there.