• History Matters-

    Superior research to make wise decisions

  • History Matters -

    From Historical & Architectural Surveys to Grant Writing, a complete provider of preservation services

  • History Matters -

    Creating informative products which bring history to life


What we do

Welcome to History Matters

History Matters is a Colorado-based and resource-focused consulting firm, which provides a wide range of architectural history services including cultural resource surveys, historic contexts, and nominations.


  • Presentations and Teaching

    History Matters’ staff is available to share their practice experiences and project findings, welcoming opportunities to speak to community groups, students, and other individuals on a wide variety of subjects.

    Presentations and Teaching
  • Grant Writing and Consulting

    Historic preservation does not happen without money and acquiring funding for such work can be a daunting task.

    Grant Writing and Consulting
  • Nominations

    Designation represents official recognition of historic, architectural, and/or archaeological significance.


About Us

Dr. Anstey brings over sixteen years of experience in the historic preservation field to all of her projects. Before establishing History Matters, she served as the Historical & Architectural Survey Coordinator in the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) where she was responsible for enhancing… more about us

    The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale.  He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh, there his quarry lies.

    Marc Bloch, The Historian’s Craft