Architectural History Program

Architectural History Program

What is the AHP?

HistoriCorps’ Architectural History team is looking for enthusiastic and curious volunteers to help investigate historic buildings on National Forests in Wyoming and Idaho this year! Sign up to be notified of volunteer opportunities with the AHP team.

The team is helping our National Forest partners document and study historic buildings, and what they learn will help forests decide how to best manage these historic properties (including some that might become HistoriCorps preservation projects!). The thing is, there are a lot of historic buildings out there – and the AHP team could really use some help photographing, measuring, and documenting them all.

The best part? Most of these buildings were built in areas of unforgettable scenery, some of which few people have seen since the buildings were in use. Volunteers will enjoy an off-the-beaten-path adventure on these projects!

Scroll down to see current opportunities, and sign up to be notified of upcoming Architectural History projects!


GOOD TO KNOW: This is not a “normal” HistoriCorps project! Rather than repairing buildings, we’ll be photographing, measuring, investigating, and making recommendations for the Forests. Volunteers will have 4-5 weeks’ notice of session dates and locations. Sessions are generally 3-4 days long, and we’ll work 8-9 hours per day. We will be walking and standing for the majority of the time, so please ensure your physical fitness is adequate.

DOGS: While four-legged friends are usually welcome on HistoriCorps projects, AHP surveys are not ideal for dogs. Please leave Fido at home. Thank you!

VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION, AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT. HistoriCorps’ AHP team will provide a stupendous campsite, training, all tools and equipment, and project management.

Volunteers should know how to use a digital camera and tablet (e.g. an iPad), be able to stand and walk for several hours per day in varying terrain and weather conditions, and be comfortable car camping.

Current AHP Volunteer Opportunities

Projects Coming Soon

Completed AHP Surveys

September 2020: Recreational residences on the Medicine Bow National Forest, WY

September 2020: Recreational residences on the Sawtooth National Forest, ID

August 2020: Recreational residences on the Bighorn National Forest, WY

July 2020: Recreational residences on the Shoshone National Forest, WY

October 2019:  Recreational residences on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, OR

October 2019:  Recreational residences on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, UT

July 2019:  Recreational residences on the Bighorn National Forest, WY

July 2019:  Historic 30 Mile Resort on the Rio Grande National Forest, CO