Truscott Elementary School Named to National Register of Historic Places

Thompson School District is pleased to announce that Truscott Elementary School has been officially named to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Register is the official federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture. These entities contribute to an understanding of the historical and cultural foundations of the nation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. The National Park Service provides overall program administration. The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) in History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society, administers the register in Colorado. OAHP assists property owners in listing Colorado’s most historically and architecturally significant buildings, structures and sites in the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties. In Colorado, there are over 1,600 properties listed in the National Register and over 2,100 listed in the State Register. Properties listed in the National or State Registers may be eligible for investment tax credits or for grants from the State Historical Fund, another program of History Colorado. OAHP staff is available to assist with the initial assessments of eligibility and to provide guidance in the completion of Register nominations.

A plaque commemorating Truscott Elementary’s inclusion in the Register will be officially awarded to the school community on Monday, November 27, at 8:15 AM in the school’s gymnasium. The presentation will take place during the school’s regularly scheduled all-school assembly. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via e-mail at michael.hausmann@thompsonschools.org.

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