Public History

For Morgan, Angel & Associates’ researchers and historians, the past exists beyond the courtroom and the archives.  Our nation's collective history ranges from the built environment of American homes and neighborhoods to the engineering triumphs that stand as examples of our technical ingenuity.  Recently, Morgan Angel worked on public history projects at both ends of this spectrum.

In early 2014, Kristen Autobee completed an archival management project that culminated with the installation of two kiosks that tell the story of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels construction through the Colorado Rockies.  Historians, state and federal agencies, designers, and fabricators created a compelling visual tour and narrative of this engineering challenge.  Next time you drive along Interstate 70 stop in Georgetown east of the tunnels, or at the Dillon Overlook west of the tunnels, to learn more about these bores that were carved through a mile of unforgiving rock.

Mrs. Autobee located documentation about the small details of architectural history.  She researched and wrote on the history of window types in 19th and 20th Century Fort Collins, Colorado.  This documentation helped a private client applying for state tax credits to renovate an historic house into a dental office.  State and federal tax credits for restoration and adaptive reuse of historic properties is an opportunity for business owners to preserve a piece of their community’s past and save money in the process.

 

 

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