Preservation Projects

Preservation Projects 2017-09-14T16:14:48+00:00


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!


A ghost town preserved in a state of “arrested decay” just outside of Yosemite National Park – how can you say no? Join us for two exciting sessions in this famous California State Historical Park this September..


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 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 (more…)


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.


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!


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.


One Session, November 8-12, near Laramie, WY PROJECT PARTNER: Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest PROJECT SITE DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: Construted in 1938 by the Mullen Creek Camp and Ryan Park Side Camp crews of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Centennial Work Center served as a government office. Nowadays, the building is home to a Glacier Lakes Ecosystem (more…)

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