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

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