Field Staff Spotlight: Kat Weisbecker

Our first project of the season was at Death Valley this year, and who better to lead the crew than one of our favorites, Kat Weisbecker? Kat has been working for HistoriCorps as a crew leader for just one year now but she quickly became known for her delicious camp cooked meals and her hard work [...]

March 7th, 2017|Blog, Spotlight|0 Comments

We made how many bricks?!

This month, volunteers traveled to Death Valley, California to restore the historic wall surrounding the CCC barracks at Cow Creek Camp. What was involved in the restoration? Brick making. That's right, 14 volunteers learned how to make adobe bricks, and boy did they make some bricks! In total, over a two week period, volunteers created [...]

February 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

HistoriCorps in the News: 2016 Highlights

Here at HistoriCorps, we've been busy getting ready for the 2017 season, but we wanted to stop for half a minute and take a look at our - your - accomplishments, specifically, the media we've received over the past year.  In total we've had over 40 news articles and features published about our projects and our [...]

December 16th, 2016|Blog, HistoriCorps in the News|0 Comments

Meet Our New Volunteer Manager, Liz!

Liz Rice is our brand-new Volunteer Manager, joining us on November 30 this year. She's already been a great addition to our growing team, and is eager to meet each and every one of you! She's busy preparing for the upcoming 2017 season, reviewing volunteer forms, checking out swag, and readying project pages for posting. [...]

December 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Crew Leader Spotlight: Annemarie Balfe

Annemarie Balfe is a HistoriCorps newbie. Her very first HistoriCorps volunteer project was at Forest Lodge this past summer. After showing exceptional skill and patience at her second project, Black River Harbor, we gave her a call and asked her to be a crew leader for the remainder of the season. Annemarie accepted, and she quickly [...]

December 5th, 2016|Blog, Spotlight|0 Comments

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 [...]

November 11th, 2016|Blog, Spotlight|0 Comments

Tech students earn certificate through Clear Springs project

Just two weeks ago, our Clear Springs project saw its busiest day yet - one dozen volunteers took paintbrush, hammer, and wheelbarrow in hand to help restore the lakeside pavilion. What made it such a popular place? Teacher Gary Hurst heard about the Clear Springs volunteer opportunity and thought it would be a perfect fit [...]

November 4th, 2016|Blog|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   [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments