We haven’t even started some projects yet, and they’re already getting press! Each article focuses both on the volunteer aspect and the historical background of each site.

Our Skinner Cabin project starts in mid-September, but Grand Junction’s Daily Sentinel thought081516_FD_Skinner_Condon_190x250 it sounded so fun that they published TWO articles on the project, one even highlighting John Condon, the jack-of-all-trades who lived there last, along with previous owners of the cabin:

 

Preserving the Past: Volunteers to Restore Skinner Cabin, August 14

Skinner Cabin’s History Murky, with notable Players Involved, August 14

 

The Hebo Lake Community Kitchen project, located out in Oregon, just kicked off the first of three sessions of work with Passport in Time volunteers, but we’re still looking for volunteers for the final week of work – register online here. We’ve had two articles ramping up excitement for the project:

OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) posted an article that included an interview with Siuslaw National Forest archaeologist Kevin Bruce:

Restoration Work Begins on Historic Kitchen, August 10

The Tillamook Headlight Herald also posted an article asking for volunteer help:

Historic Oregon Campsite to Receive a Facelift, August 12

Help get the word out by talking to your local news station and encourage them to highlight the great projects that HistoriCorps is doing this season!