Give yourselves a pat on the back, volunteers! HistoriCorps was recognized this month by the U.S. Forest Service with a Windows on the Past Award. Given in appreciation for the volunteers who so diligently spend their vacation time preserving historic homesteads, fire towers, ranches, lodges, and other sites on forest service lands, the Windows on the Past Award was given to both HistoriCorps and Passport In Time (PIT).
Our executive director, Towny Anderson accepted the award for HistoriCorps, which included a quote from early 20th-century conservationist and first US Forest Service director, Gifford Pinchot:
“Master qualities in achievement are neither luck nor mere ability, but rather enthusiasm and persistence, or vision and will.”
The award was presented on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (#Preservation50).
HistoriCorps is proud to be a recipient of this award. We couldn’t have done it without all of our amazing volunteers!
Here’s the press release from the Forest Service: http://blogs.usda.gov/2016/10/12/us-forest-service-celebrates-historic-preservation-milestone/.