New friendships formed at Neosho

Never heard of Neosho, MO before?  After this summer, we hope you'll remember the name.  Neosho is located in the southwest portion of Missouri, just half an hour south of Joplin, and about the same distance from the tri-state marker of Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.  More often than not, Neosho is a little town that [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:51+00:00 July 15th, 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. [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:51+00:00 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 [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:52+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Blog, HistoriCorps in the News, News|0 Comments

Greer Mill volunteers savor good food and friendship

Volunteers just finished up two sessions at Greer Mill in Missouri. About a dozen total volunteers took hammers and drills in hand to stabilize the 130-year-old mill and rebuild the loading dock there. Although the crew battled rain and summer heat, and perhaps a few bumps in the road, Greer Mill work was nonetheless completed [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:54+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Neosho Schoolhouse grabs media attention

The 1871 schoolhouse in Neosho, Missouri is famous partly because it's so old - it's 145! - but more so because it's where George Washington Carver (a famous scientist known for his experiments with peanuts) began his formal education from. A building that has gone through many lives (it was used as residential space after the school closed [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:54+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Blog, HistoriCorps in the News|0 Comments

HistoriCorps field staff training officially kicks off 2016 season

The new season has now begun, with ten projects either already completed or under way.  Although we had a few projects taking place in April and May (including Boettcher Mansion, Rourke Ranch, and Crescent Moon Cabin), the season doesn't officially begin until we have field staff training. That training took place May 21-28 and we had every [...]

2017-01-24T13:07:54+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Military Times article features HistoriCorps

Every project we work on through HistoriCorps is unique and the volunteers who help out are amazing, each in his own way.  But certain projects are geared towards volunteers of a certain age or background, including a youth corps and a veteran corps. These projects take place throughout our regular season and are meant to [...]

2016-06-09T12:07:30+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Blog, HistoriCorps in the News|0 Comments