Forest Lodge, WI

Forest Lodge, WI

PROJECT PARTNER: Chaquamegon-Nicolet National Forest



We’re going back for a sixth round of work at Forest Lodge! This is a  fantastic opportunity to continue the work HistoriCorps volunteers, veterans, and students have completed over the past five years. Forest Lodge was built in the early 1900s by the Livingston family of St. Paul, MN as a private getaway. The Adirondack-style camp boasts several buildings, many of which are in need of rehabilitation. Join this project to broaden your skills and gain hands-on experience in historic preservation, building restoration, and the construction trades. Learn employable new skills while enjoying the extraordinary outdoor setting of Wisconsin’s pristine North Woods. Veterans, students and youth will share an unforgettable experience, taught by seasoned preservation experts, working with volunteer crews to preserve our nation’s historically significant rustic buildings at Forest Lodge. The Forest Service plans to repurpose Forest Lodge as the “Camp David” of environmental and ecological research.

A photo of the boathouse, one of 16 structures on the site.

WHAT:  Building on the work of prior years’ projects, volunteers, students, and veterans worked with HistoriCorps field staff to learn how to:

  • Repair and replace window glass on various buildings
  • Re-roof the tennis and utility buildings
  • Restore and replace doors
  • Rehabilitate the pumphouse chimney
  • Create drainage structures to protect buildings

WHERE:  Forest Lodge, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, WI. Nearest town: Cable, WI

HistoriCorps is a service learning partner of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture committed to the preservation and stewardship of significant resources on public lands.

  • Volunteer Session 1
    June 4, 2017 - June 9, 2017
  • Volunteer Session 2
    June 11, 2017 - June 16, 2017
  • Volunteer Session 3
    June 18, 2017 - June 23, 2017
  • Volunteer Session 4
    June 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017
  • Students and Veterans: Full Project Duration
    June 4, 2017 - June 30, 2017
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