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 preserve Joshua Tree National Park’s historic Keys Ranch!

PIP_Social_twitter_JoshuaTreeKeys Ranch is the key to Joshua Tree National Park‘s history. It’s time to open the doors. HistoriCorps has teamed up with Joshua Tree National Park and we’re in the running to win up to $250,000 to restore the park’s historic Keys Ranch. In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, American Express and National Geographic are hosting the ?#?VoteYourPark? contest where YOU can vote online for your favorite park and historic site. We need your help! Vote online daily NOW – July 5 to help us preserve this beloved California ranch house. Vote at www.voteyourpark.org!

HistoriCorpsSaturday, June 25th, 2016 at 8:39am
Grouse Ridge Lookout, located at 7711 feet in the central part of the Tahoe Nation Forest, is one of the oldest lookouts. It was built in 1923 as a platform for early forest observers – watching for tell-tale wisps of smoke of possible wildfires. We need YOUR help to preserve this amazing structure July 5 - 10 and July 12 - 17. Register today!
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HistoriCorpsFriday, June 24th, 2016 at 3:59am
California National Parks need your help! Help Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Joshua Tree National Park and Yosemite National Park unlock $2 million in preservation funding. #VoteCalifornia at VoteYourPark.org today through July 5th.
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HistoriCorps added 15 new photos.Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 5:17am
Thank you to the U.S. Forest Service - Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest for sharing these wonderful photos with us of the Forest Lodge project currently occurring in Wisconsin. Don't you wish you could join in?
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HistoriCorps shared Strata Architecture + Preservation's photo.Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 8:44am
Thank you Strata Architecture + Preservation for all of your support and hard work in making the Neosho Schoolhouse project a reality!
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HistoriCorpsTuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 4:54am
Please join us RIGHT NOW in celebrating the ongoing #VoteYourPark contest to preserve historic resources in America’s national parks with a Twitter Chat hosted by National Geographic. National Geographic journalist, David Guttenfelder is hosting at the handle @NatGeo. Tune in to find out more about the contest & the project we are supporting, Keys Ranch at Joshua Tree National Park.
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Sponsored by: Carver Birthplace Association Join HistoriCorps in Missouri for the preservation of the Neosho Schoolhouse, a “little building with a big story.” The 1872 schoolhouse is where George Washington Carver started his formal education that led to him becoming a renowned historical figure. Session Dates: Session 1: Tuesday, June 14th – Sunday, June 19th * Volunteers (more…)

Sponsored by Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, WI and in Partnership with Passport In Time Join HistoriCorps for our fifth year of work at Forest Lodge! Explore the beautiful trails and habitats the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has to offer.  Volunteers for this project will be managed by Passport In Time. In order to register for this project, volunteers (more…)

JOIN HISTORICORPS’ & HISTORICORPS INSTITUTES’ 2016 VETERANS, STUDENTS AND YOUTH CREW FOR THE RESTORATION OF FOREST LODGE  In partnership with the United States Forest Service  Broaden your skills and gain hands-on experience in historic preservation, building restoration, and the construction trades. Learn employable new skills while enjoying the extraordinary outdoor setting of Wisconsin’s pristine North (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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