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 [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:44+00:00 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 [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:45+00:00 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 [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:45+00:00 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   [...]

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

Simpson Lake hits a few bumps but is deemed a success

HistoriCorps has had restoration projects at over 25 sites this 2016 season - and each one presented its own challenges and successes. The Simpson Lake project was perhaps one of the more challenging projects this year, due to a number of factors - from a pack-in and long hike up a mountain to the project [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:47+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Blog|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