In honor of the Theobald family’s long-standing history in Breckenridge and their commitment to historic preservation and heritage tourism, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Theobald Award!
The Theobald Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the historic preservation of the Breckenridge area. The award is presented annually and will identify a person, business, or project that exemplifies commitment to historic preservation, celebrates Breck's history in a unique way, or demonstrates leadership and/or volunteerism for historic preservation or heritage tourism.
The Theobald family traces its history back six generations, to the days when Breckenridge was no more than a fledgling mining town. While generations of Theobald family members made a mark on Breckenridge’s history, Robin Theobald, born in Breckenridge in 1951, and his wife Patty have been instrumental in maintaining the community that Robin’s ancestors helped create. Together the two have preserved 15 historic buildings in Breckenridge. In 1972, years before the Breckenridge Historic District and local design guidelines existed, the Theobald’s completed their first historic preservation project. Their more recent projects include the Tin Shop, now used as a guest artist studio; the Barney Ford Victorian Home, now operating as a house museum dedicated to Breckenridge’s first black businessman; and the 1880 general store at the corner of Ski Hill Road and Main Street. Robin currently serves on the Board of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.