Teepee Work Center
HistoriCorps and Job Corps are hard at work in South Dakota preserving the wood siding on multiple buildings at the Teepee Work Center near Black Hills National Forest. The Center is a USDA Forest Service facility built by the CCC in the 1930s. The students from the Pine Ridge and Box Elder Job Corps Centers will leave their mark on these historic structures while learning traditional wood conservation techniques. After scraping ’em down the students will add a protective finish that will keep the buildings safe and beautiful for years to come! Funding for the project was provided by the Great American Outdoors Act. Stay tuned for more great stories from HistoriCorps’ Job Corps partnership .”
Video Credit | USDA Forest Service
Westward to Willamette!
HistoriCorps and Job Corps Gear Up for Their First Project of 2021.
On April 5th a crew from HistoriCorps will hit the road for the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. There they’ll join forces with students from the Angell and Wolf Creek Job Corps Work Centers to kick off their 2021 season! Their mission? To preserve historic features at the Longbow Organization Camp.
The Longbow Organization Camp was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and has been enjoyed by countless outdoor enthusiasts ever since. The camp consists of sleeping shelters, picnic shelters, and an outdoor amphitheater. These well-loved and highly trafficked features could use a little TLC, and that’s where HistoriCorps and Job Corps come in. (HistoriCorps itself is modeled after the CCC, so we’re thrilled to continue the good work it began nearly a century ago and to preserve these historic facilities for generations to come!)
Together, students and staff will work on a variety of projects, including masonry, carpentry, painting, and cleaning. Students will learn historic preservation skills, as well as project management, and resource stewardship – all while improving the camp for the public’s use and enjoyment. This special partnership was made possible by an agreement with the USDA Forest Service and runs through the end of the year.
Stay tuned for updates from Oregon and other sites across the country as HistoriCorps and Job Corps embark on an epic preservation and learning adventure!