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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

July 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

A month’s worth of work wraps up at Forest Lodge

For the entire month of June, dozens of volunteers joined in on restoring Forest Lodge, a retreat and summer camp site that had been developed beginning in the 1890s. The lodge site includes a main lodge house, cabins, greenhouse, boathouse, recreational facilities and more. HistoriCorps has sent teams to restore the buildings there since 2012. [...]

July 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Join HistoriCorps Institute at Summerseat

HistoriCorps Institute is in full swing this season, and our field school is already attracting some great students and volunteers who will help restore the old courthouse in Virginia this August and September. To drum up extra enthusiasm for the project, press releases have been sent out around town and some local news sources have [...]

July 8th, 2016|Blog, HistoriCorps in the News, News|0 Comments