HistoriCorps Institute is in full swing this season, and our field school is already attracting some great students and volunteers who will help restore the old courthouse in Virginia this August and September. To drum up extra enthusiasm for the project, press releases have been sent out around town and some local news sources have even written stories about the upcoming job.

Taking place over 6 sessions, from August 28 through October 7, 2016, the Summerseat HistoriCorps Field School is sponsored by The Cameron Foundation partnership with Virginia State University and the Citizens Committee for Summerseat Community Dialogue. Over the course of the late summer and early fall, students will engage in phase one of restoration, where they will demolish and remove non-historic additions to the courthouse, rehabilitate stairs, windows and doors, repoint brickwork and install siding, among other tasks.

If you’re interested in learning more about historic restoration, want to earn a certificate in historic restoration, hoping for some extra experience to help with your business, or are simply curious and want to contribute to a part of Virginia’s history, visit this link to apply for the Summerseat project. We’ll be happy to have you!

Here are some of the articles that have been posted about Summerseat so far:

Village News Online: HistoriCorps to preserve Ettrick’s historic Summerseat July 6
The Progress-Index: Partnership will preserve historic Ettrick building July 1