Welcome to HistoriCorps

We are a nonprofit organization that provides volunteers, students and veterans of all skill levels with a hands-on experience preserving historic structures on public lands across America. Volunteers and students work with HistoriCorps field staff to learn preservation skills and put those skills to work saving historic places that have fallen into disrepair.

HistoriCorps works to ensure America’s cultural and historical sites exist for generations to come. Join us on a project!

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Help HistoriCorps Finish Our Season on a Strong Note!

Our final three projects can use some extra helping hands.

Join us on an adventure – from Virginia to California to Mississippi!

Follow the links below for more information and register today:

Clear Springs, Mississippi: Sessions 1 and 2: October 12-16 and October 19-23

Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, California: Sessions 1 and 2: September 25-October 2 and October 6-14

Summerseat Field School, Virginia: Sessions 5 and 6: September 25-30 and October 2-7

HistoriCorpsTuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 3:25am
There's a lot to do at #Summerseat! Chesterfield County, Virginia has some youtube updates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBTCTaUn9e4 Register online today!
Summerseat Restoration Update 9-23-16
An update about the restoration of Historic Summerseat. A house built circa 1860 in Ettrick, VA.
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HistoriCorpsMonday, September 26th, 2016 at 7:55am
Accolades for field staff John and Mary from the Black River Harbor forest service supervisor Melissa Simpson - maybe the duo will be back again next summer!:

"It was a great experience working with HistoriCorps and all the volunteers. Mary and John are top notch at what they do for you and really nice people to get to know, I really enjoyed my time with them and hope to see them again."
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HistoriCorps added 3 new photos to the album: HistoriCorps 2016.Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 3:01am
Here's a follow-up on our Neosho project from volunteer and Neosho resident Kim Mailes:

"Tuesday evening I attended the annual George Washington Carver Dinner, held this year at Washington University in St. Louis. Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, received the Carver Award for Distinguished Service and Innovation. Sherri Brown, Vice President of Monsanto presented the keynote address. HistoriCorps was featured extensively throughout the evening, and I was introduced as representing HistoriCorps.

I attach a few photos: In the first, Jim Heaney, Superintendent of the George Washington Carver National Monument, details the work accomplished by HistoriCorps.
This second photo features, l to r, Kim Mailes, Superintendent Jim Heaney, and Dr. Luther Williams, Chair of the Carver Birthplace Association.
The final photo features the three mentioned above, along with members of the Phi Beta Sigma who were part of the HistoriCorps work force during the summer 2016 Carver Schoolhouse project. (Dr. Carver was a member of Phi Beta Sigma.)"
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HistoriCorpsSaturday, September 24th, 2016 at 3:24am
Have you seen the latest news on our Summerseat project? Work is going great! Here's the link to the article in The Village News (click the photos below). Don't forget to register for the final weeks of Summerseat: http://historicorps.org/events/summerseat-2016/
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HistoriCorps shared Park County Historic Preservation's photo.Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 1:29am
#TBT to that time volunteers restored the Como Cabins in 2012!!
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Sponsored by Henry W. Coe State Park Located in Santa Clara County, California Session Dates: Session 1: September 25 – October 2 *Volunteers should arrive at the project site at 6:00pm on Sunday, September 25 to meet the field staff and set up camp. Project work will begin at 8:00am on Monday, September 26. The session will end at 1:00pm on (more…)

Sponsored by McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area Located in Mesa County, Colorado Session Dates: Session 1 Sunday, September 11 – Friday, September 16 Volunteers should arrive at the Saddlehorn Campground on Sunday, September 11th after 6:00pm. Work will begin the morning of Monday, September 12th at 8:00am. Session 2 Sunday, September 18 – Friday, September 23 Volunteers should arrive (more…)

Sponsored by: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Session Dates: Session 1: September 25-30  *Please arrive at the project site after 6:00pm on Sunday, September 25th to meet the field staff and set up camp. Project work will begin at 8:00am on Monday, September 26th. The session will end at 1:00pm on Friday, September 30th.      History:   The Hornbek (more…)

Be a Hero, Help Save a Historic Place

Historic preservation is for everyone! HistoriCorps provides volunteer opportunities preserving historic structures on public lands across America. Join us for an adventure in the great outdoors. Help us hammer, chisel, saw, scrape, sand and paint historic buildings back to life. No previous construction experience is required, just a positive attitude and strong work ethic.


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