With fall in the air, snowflakes starting to fly and HistoriCorps’ 2013 season coming to a close, we want to take a moment to thank all of you, our volunteers and partners, who made this season a great success! We can’t thank each and every one of you enough for everything that you contributed to make this the most successful project season in our history! Our “Corps” – volunteers, Veterans, youth corps, and students – contributed over 15,000 hours in 8 states to preserve 29 historic buildings and structures. WOW!
You traveled great distances to spectacular places throughout the country. You restored the house of one of Colorado’s most famous pioneer women; you ventured 5 miles into the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park to rehabilitate a historic patrol cabin; you stabilized a nineteenth century mining complex in the thin air at 12,300 feet; and you preserved two famous historic lookout towers – and that’s only the beginning! You went home to your communities invigorated and inspired to spread the word about the fun of taking care of our public lands and preserving these historic treasures for future generations.
Stay tuned for our first Annual Report outlining our tremendous impact since our first season in 2009. We look forward to more fun and special places next summer, and in the meantime, please keep in touch through Facebook and Twitter!