Upon re-entry into civilian life, many Veterans are looking to continue giving back through community service while seeking opportunities to build on the skills they developed through military training. HistoriCorps’ Veterans Historic Preservation Program provides both: hands-on service opportunities in historic preservation, combined with an affordable, convenient avenue for higher education through its “Field School for Saving Places.” Last summer, HistoriCorps successfully piloted the Veterans Preservation Training Program in partnership with the Forest Service and the Student Conservation Association. The program was a great success: seven post 9-11 Veterans gained hands-on experience in preservation trades, contributed 2,968 hours of service and preserved 6 historic structures on three National Forests in Wisconsin, North Carolina and Minnesota. To read more about the first season of the program, please visit articles and listen to stories in Wisconsin’s American Legionnaire, Wisconsin Public Radio, and the Sawyer County Record, our visit our website.
This summer, we’re building on last year’s success by engaging Veterans to restore three historic properties: West Virginia’s Hopkins Mountain Fire Residence, New HampshiresFabyan Cabin and Wisconsin’s Cow Palace at Forest Lodge. If you are a Veteran seeking career development opportunities in historic preservation, we want YOU to join our Historic Preservation Crew! Picture yourself working and traveling with a close-knit team to restore historic sites in amazing settings such as the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the north central highlands of West Virginia, and the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The best part is, these projects count as college credit through the Field School! That’s right – the skills you learn will apply towards a Research and Documentation Certificate, or an Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS) in Historic Building Technology at Lamar Community College. Interested? Please contact Amy Eller, HistoriCorps Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more specific questions regarding educational credits, please contact George McQueen, Director of Educational Programs for HistoriCorps and Program Faculty at Lamar Community College, email@example.com or 303-893-4260 x 231.