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Volunteer Spotlight: Dominic Ruffalo

Get to know Dominic Ruffalo, who has been helping restore historic buildings with HistoriCorps since last year. Dominic is one of the younger members of our teams, having recently graduated college. He has high aspirations and hopes that his time spent on projects will help him land a job in the restoration field. His work is invaluable [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:45+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Blog, Spotlight|0 Comments

The progress of a project: Bobby Evans reports on the final session of Skinner Cabin

Monday, September 26 Monday morning meeting shiny happy people standing round. All parties are well pleased with the progress made. This week's crew from left to right. Natalie  Clark  BLM Archaeologist Jon Williams, field supervisor Peter Heide Yannai Shmerer Althea Wunderler-Selby Robert Denison Mike Pascucci Bobby Evans Eric White, crew leader Tuesday, September 27   [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The progress of a project: Bobby Evans reports on Skinner Cabin session 2

Bobby Evans is on-site at Skinner Cabin, right near his hometown of Fruita, CO. A long-time volunteer, Bobby graciously accepted the task of blogging and photographing the project from start to finish.  Here's his recap of week two on the project: Tuesday, September 20 Logs, logs, and logs. [How do you build a roof?  Very [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:46+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The progress of a project: Volunteer Bobby Evans reports on Skinner Cabin, session 1

Our volunteer blogger for Skinner Cabin is long-time HistoriCorps volunteer Bobby Evans (check out his volunteer spotlight here)! Bobby lives in Fruita, CO - just minutes away from our most recent project, Skinner Cabin.  Skinner Cabin is an example of one of the earliest stone cabins in the area, built by stonemason John Skinner in [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:47+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Bobby Joe Evans

Bobby Joe Evans has been volunteering with HistoriCorps projects for the past five years now. He lives in Colorado and is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, but his volunteering has taken him all over the USA. His first project was on Handy Chapel in 2011 and this year, Bobby has lent a hand at Boettcher Mansion [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:48+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Spotlight|0 Comments

News articles encourage volunteers to participate

We haven't even started some projects yet, and they're already getting press! Each article focuses both on the volunteer aspect and the historical background of each site. Our Skinner Cabin project starts in mid-September, but Grand Junction's Daily Sentinel thought it sounded so fun that they published TWO articles on the project, one even highlighting John Condon, [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:48+00:00 August 15th, 2016|HistoriCorps in the News|0 Comments

Buffalo Peaks Ranch slowly transforming

What does a couple do with 30,000 books on the Rocky Mountains and the West? Build a library for them, of course! That's where HistoriCorps comes in. It is the dream of book-loving duo Jeffrey Lee and Ann Martin to transform Buffalo Peaks Ranch into the Rocky Mountain Land Library. So, they're leasing the ranch's [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:49+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Forest fires force Simpson Lake cancelation

Simpson Lake Cabins are located in the backcountry of Wyoming, not far from Dubois. It takes a 4-mile hike over a stream and up the Wind River Mountains in order to reach the project site. Volunteers needed to pack light; pack animals take all the supplies up ahead of the group, and walking can be treacherous [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:49+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Heroes in saving places

What are you, a volunteer who works to restore historic buildings from California to New Hampshire, one state at a time, one project at a time? You are a hero. And that's exactly what Roy Shaver, writer for the Neosho Daily News, writes about each of the volunteers, board members, and collaborators of the Carver [...]

2016-07-29T14:06:39+00:00 July 29th, 2016|HistoriCorps in the News|0 Comments

Volunteer Spotlight: Althea Wunderler-Selby

Althea is a recent graduate with a degree in history and anthropology from Vermont's Green Mountain College who lives and works in Newport, Rhode Island. The East Coaster discovered HistoriCorps just this year and enjoyed her first experience at Rourke Ranch so much that she signed up for two more projects this summer (Grouse Ridge and [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:50+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Spotlight|0 Comments