Preservation Projects

Preservation Projects 2017-04-19T14:24:55+00:00
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Four week-long sessions: Two in mid-June and two in mid-August.  Volunteer with HistoriCorps to rehabilitate and preserve the JO Ranch in Wyoming! We're excited to be collaborating again with Cornerstones Community Partnerships of Santa Fe, New Mexico on this project in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management. STUDENTS: If you are interested in earning (more…)


Six week-long sessions, mid-July through late August. Explore the unsuspecting beauty of Michigan on this project to rehabilitate the Chittenden Nursery, in partnership with the Huron-Manistee National Forests. This project carries a special invitation to volunteers age 18 - 30 (or up to 35, if you're a veteran) for the bulk of our sessions as part of (more…)


5 sessions, July 30 - August 25: Preserve a total of ten CCC-constructed cabins in Allegany State Park, New York! PROJECT PARTNER: Allegany State Park and the New York State Park System PROJECT SITE DESCRIPTION: Adapted from New York State Parks' publication on the history of Allegany State Park, which can be read here: Until 1797, what (more…)


Three week-long sessions in early and mid-August. Volunteer with HistoriCorps to rehabilitate the roof of the Mather-Klauer Lodge in the archaeologically rich Upper Peninsula of Michigan this summer! PROJECT PARTNER: Hiawatha National Forest STUDENTS: If you are interested in earning credit or a certificate through the HistoriCorps Institute, learn more and apply through the HistoriCorps Institute’s page. Volunteers (more…)


The Tongass National Forest is the nation’s largest, covering most of Southeast Alaska. Encompassing millions of acres of Alaskan wilderness, this unique forest features bear viewing areas, migratory bird stopover sites, and fascinating limestone caves and karst sites. Spend your summer with HistoriCorps, working to (more…)


Veterans, Students, and Volunteers: Join HistoriCorps to continue rehabilitating the grand Forest Lodge! PROJECT PARTNER: Chaquamegon-Nicolet National Forest We are offering a special opportunity again this year to veterans and students wishing to explore a career in historic preservation! Veterans and students who join this project for a full four sessions (one month) will receive: A daily stipend Two (more…)


URGENT PROJECT UPDATE: Bowerman Barn changed to Hirz Lookout Members of a sensitive bat species, the Townsend bat, have decided to take up residence in the Bowerman Barn for their maternity period. We learned this information on May 25. As such, we necessarily have to change our project in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest to the beautiful Hirz Lookout, and (more…)


Welcome AmeriCorps AFHA Hands On Volunteers! HistoriCorps looks forward to working with you to rehabilitate the Old House Recreation Pavilion in the beautiful Monongahela National Forest. PROJECT PARTNER: Monongahela National Forest PROJECT SITE DESCRIPTION: The Monongahela National Forest is one of the most ecologically diverse forests in the United States. In the early 1900's, following massive deforestation (more…)


Two week-long sessions in mid-June. Volunteer with Historicorps as we return to Wild Plum Guard Station to continue our preservation work! In 2015, volunteers worked on the site’s main cabin, and in 2016, volunteers preserved three outbuildings on the site: a bunkhouse, garage and barn. This year, we will work on the site's blacksmith shop, barn, and (more…)


DATES: June 16 - June 25, 2017 Volunteer with HistoriCorps to preserve the historic Kirkwood Museum (aka Sterling Cabin) on the Wild and Scenic Snake River! This project is more logistically demanding than most HistoriCorps projects (see details below). Please be advised that this is a tent-only project. PROJECT PARTNER: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Top photo source: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest CHALLENGE (more…)


Welcome, Nevada Conservation Corps members! This project will be completed through a partnership with the Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) and is not open to the general public. If you're interested in joining HistoriCorps in Great Basin National Park, consider registering for the Rhodes Cabin project!  PROJECT PARTNER: Great Basin National Park Far from any roads and sitting at (more…)


VOLUNTEER with HISTORICORPS on the fourth season of restoration at Hahns Peak Fire Lookout Tower! PROJECT SPONSOR: Routt National Forest PROJECT SITE DESCRIPTION: Hahn’s Peak, known traditionally as Old Baldy, was named after Joseph Hahn who discovered and mined gold on the mountain in 1862. Though Hahn died of starvation and exposure on this site in 1867, the (more…)


Volunteer with HistoriCorps to rehabilitate the Black River Harbor Pavilion! This will be our second time working on this project. PROJECT PARTNER: Ottawa National Forest Please plan to arrive between 5pm and 7pm the on the first day of the session; work will begin on the following morning. We will depart in the afternoon of the last day of the session. (more…)


Two long sessions in mid-August. Don't miss out on this AMAZING project preserving the Simpson Lake Lodge in Wyoming! This project is located in a wilderness area and will involve only hand tools and a "leave no trace" mentality. HistoriCorps recommends volunteers on this project have experience camping in a backcountry setting. Project participants will (more…)

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To all of our volunteers, we thank you profusely! We have saved more than 200 historic buildings and structures in 26 different states since our founding in October 2009! Join us on a project this year!

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