HistoriCorps Institute Registration for Students

Please contact Jamie Tobias,, for more information about HistoriCorps Institute.  HistoriCorps Institute™  is the education and training arm of HistoriCorps®, the nationally recognized leader in mobilizing citizens to save and protect places that matter. Through our Program in Heritage Conservation and Construction, students learn the decision making and time honored hands-on skills necessary to [...]

2017-07-17T16:18:21+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on HistoriCorps Institute Registration for Students

Ryan Trail Cabins, Allegany State Park, New York

In 1921 the New York State Legislature authorized the acquisition of 67,000 acres to form Allegany State Park. Volunteers on this project will work on historic structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the decades following the park's founding. As cabin accommodations soon became equal or greater in popularity to tent camping, the park built the Ryan Trail cabins.

2017-09-14T16:13:14+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Ryan Trail Cabins, Allegany State Park, New York

Good Will Center, VA

Good Will Center served as a catalyst for engaging women in life skills and workforce development during the early 20th century. It stands on the grounds of the Battersea Mansion and is representative of the architecture of mid-to-late nineteenth and early twentieth century middle and working class neighborhoods in Petersburg, VA. Five sessions in September and October.

2017-09-19T11:15:50+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Good Will Center, VA

Chester, VA

Chester stands as a testament to the historic agricultural heritage of Sussex County. The building’s architectural value is further enhanced by the survival of nearly all its original interior woodwork. This October project is only open to HistoriCorps Institute students.

2017-09-14T16:09:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Chester, VA

Matchless Mine, CO

The Matchless Claim was first recorded by prospectors in May of 1878. It was eventually purchased by its most famous owner, Horace Tabor (then Lieutenant Governor of Colorado), in 1879-80 after silver was struck at a mine nearby. It proved lucrative for Tabor, and by 1884, according to the Leadville Chronicle as quoted by the National Mining Hall of Fame, “nine-tenths of the high grade ore in Fryer Hill had been mined," eventually forcing Tabor to mortgage all of his Denver real estate assets. He died in 1899, almost completely penniless.

2017-09-15T07:27:26+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Matchless Mine, CO

Rourke Ranch, CO

October 1-6, 2017: Volunteer with HistoriCorps to continue our preservation work on Rourke Ranch! This will be our second time working on this project. Historic Rourke Ranch PROJECT PARTNER: Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands PROJECT SITE DESCRIPTION: The beautiful Picketwire Canyon saw a great deal of growth and settlement in the 1870s. In 1871, Eugene and Mary [...]

2017-09-15T07:26:20+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Rourke Ranch, CO

International Order of Odd Fellows Cabins, OR

Inspired by the destitute conditions of 17th-century England, a group of citizens banded together to provide small amounts of charity to the most vulnerable populations. An observer commented, “it is odd that a person might help another and expect nothing in return." Thus, the Odd Fellows were born. In 1819, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) was founded in North America. These IOOF cabins served as fellowship halls for members.

2017-09-14T16:14:28+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on International Order of Odd Fellows Cabins, OR

Bowerman Barn, CA

Located amid the stunning and diverse beauty of northern California lies the eye-catching Bowerman Barn. Constructed by hand in 1878 by Mr. Jacob Bowerman, it served as part of the Bowerman ranch, which in turn served as an important business within the regional economy and along the main stagecoach route between Oregon and California. Join us October 6-11!

2017-09-15T07:30:17+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Bowerman Barn, CA

Roger Pryor Campbell House, VA

November and early December 2017 A notable African-American history site, the six-room Roger Pryor Campbell house was constructed in 1860 and occupied by the Campbell family beginning in the early 20th century. Mr. Campbell was a successful African-American barber and property owner. Architecturally, the house is also the only example standing of Carpenter/Gothic revival architecture in Petersburg.

2017-09-18T09:55:09+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Roger Pryor Campbell House, VA