Gladie Cabin Receives Forest Service’s “Behind the Shield” Award
Gladie Cabin Receives Forest Service’s “Behind the Shield” Award

Gladie Cabin Receives Forest Service’s “Behind the Shield” Award

gladie2Last May, the HistoriCorps team, in partnership with Daniel Boone National Forest and the Frenchburg Job Corps, reroofed Kentucky’s historic Gladie Cabin, part of the Gladie Historic Site. Last week, the project received a special “Behind the Shield” award in Atlanta at the 2013 Regional Awards ceremony, highlighting the great work of the people responsible for the project’s success, and especially recognizing Wayna Adams, Heritage Program Manager at Daniel Boone National Forest.

We’d like to thank our instructor and preservation professional, Patrick Kennedy, our Crew Leader Rebecca Torsell and our partner Wayna Adams at Daniel Boone National Forest for their excellent work completing the project. The roof looks fantastic and has inspired the Gladie center staff to prepare a new program for the cabin.  They plan to develop interpretive material for Gladie Awardthe public, eventually incorporating costumed interpreters teaching visitors about what life was like for the early settlers and the Ledfords, the family who built the cabin. Thanks to HistoriCorps’ dedicated field staff and our Forest Service partners, the roof has given the Gladie Cabin a whole new life!