Tales from Ernie & Friends, Chapter 2. Ernie told me about this blog he wrote last week. I read it and thought, huh, that's nothing compared to what I just went through. I can top that! (I mean, what the hey, we’re trucks, right? like “Ford Tough”, and Dodge Ram "Domestic, Not Domesticated"). I’m Pierre. [...]
Hi. I'm Ernie. The Historicorps office folks call me T2. How bland can one be, eh?! I’ve been asked to launch this new blog, kinda like a travelog. I guess I get the honors because I am the oldest truck in the fleet — and the smallest. BUT, never underestimate my grit. Even if I [...]
I Dreamt of Palace Station, Part II: Palace Station, est. 1878 Ray L. Jackson “… [Spence and Kent’s] arrangements are complete, and travelers will find they have a good place to stop.” [...]
At the end of 2016, HistoriCorps was awarded a $300,000 grant by the Cameron Foundation to continue work with our new initiative, HistoriCorps Institute. The grant provides enough funding for HistoriCorps to open an East Coast office and to hire a Regional Marketing and Administrative Manager to support the HistoriCorps Institute director. The grant comes on the [...]
Our HistoriCorps team just finished up work at Rourke Ranch, and what a week it was! From April 25 to May 1, more than twenty volunteers camped out in the National Comanche Grasslands and restored the historic Rourke Ranch. Last summer, strong winds blew the roof off a storage building and another structure, a log stable [...]
Check out the great news piece that Wisconsin's WJFW Newswatch 12 aired recently. Daryl Dean, of the USDA Forest Service, spoke to the WJFW anchor about past Forest Lodge projects and encouraged future volunteers to sign up for this year's project. The video can be found online via this link.
Pick up the May 1 print edition of The New York Times because the Travel section features HistoriCorps and the work we did last year on Buffalo Peaks Ranch! Buffalo Peaks volunteer and freelance writer Allison Amend wrote a great article about just what it's like to work on a HistoriCorps project, focusing on the [...]