Guiding Principle: Historic preservation craftsmanship is a standard of excellence and an unwavering commitment to quality encompassing everything from knowledge of the advantages and limits of construction materials in specific applications to the experience-based use and understanding of hand and/or power tools to replicate the original design, construction and appearance.
In Action – We are mindful of doing our best, and that doing our work well is our reward. We utilize a network of preservation specialists to supplement field-experienced project managers, to provide quality control checks on final scopes of work, to coach and mentor field staff, and to improve project best practices through peer learning. We regularly train managers and field staff in supplemental ‘hands-on’ traditional skills.
Guiding Principle – We follow best practices and foster strong, collaborative partnerships. We value authenticity, transparency, and trust. We communicate openly about our strengths and challenges, and we collaborate to improve and thrive.
In Action – We demonstrate skill and craftsmanship. We uphold best practices to preserve and restore the physical integrity of each historic resource. We exemplify professional conduct and we act in good faith, presuming good intentions. We look for opportunities to learn from each other. We work together to overcome mistakes and we share responsibility for every outcome.
Guiding Principal – We embrace challenge as integral to personal and organizational growth. Challenges prompt us to continually evaluate what we do, where we go, and how we work. Challenge is the fertile ground in which our personal and professional growth takes root.
In Action – We boldly take on new opportunities and experiences. We offer adventures that take volunteers beyond the bounds of everyday life. We design each project to bring a wealth of new skills in an environment conducive to bettering our community and our selves.
Guiding Principle – We teach by doing, and participants gain knowledge and experience in a safe, welcoming, immersive, team-centered and supportive environment.
In Action – We seek partners who align with our capabilities and mission. We select preservation work that is hands-on, collaborative and enriching for all participants.
Guiding Principle – We value and respect all members of our community and embrace the unique contributions every person gives to support our shared success. We are at our best when we support diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences at all levels of this organization.
In Action – We ask for, listen to, and consider diverse points of view. We recruit and support individuals and groups who are underrepresented in our organization and profession. We strive to make historic preservation projects accessible and inclusive. We work to minimize physical, financial, and social barriers. We work to help our preservation community grow, diversify, and evolve.
Guiding Principle – HistoriCorps is a steward of historic resources, and we are stewards of HistoriCorps.
In Action – We ensure that every action and initiative we take is in the best interests of HistoriCorps and its mission. In doing this, we achieve the greatest benefit for our partners and the historic resource. Through the work of HistoriCorps, we convey and actively promote stewardship to everyone we touch.