SAVING PLACES IS NOW ON DEMAND 

WATCH SAVING PLACES

Saving Places is a breathtaking documentary that follows the intrepid crews and passionate volunteers of HistoriCorps, a small but mighty non-profit organization, through an entire season of challenging work preserving and restoring over a dozen highly threatened, historically significant buildings on public lands.  

With the current COVID-19 crisis HistoriCorps is in dire need of your help and support. The organization has been forced to suspend its operations and postpone its season. By watching this movie and recommending it to all your friends, and encouraging them to reach out to their friends, together we will raise the funds to help HistoriCorps weather this storm, bring back its staff, and save more places that matter to all of us.   

HistoriCorps needs your support now! Additional donations are deeply appreciated and will get us to our goal faster.  

Saving Places, our documentary film about HistoriCorps that so many generously supported through our Kickstarter campaign, may be coming to a theater near you!

Saving Places follows the intrepid crews and passionate volunteers of HistoriCorps, a small but mighty non-profit organization, through an entire season of challenging work preserving and restoring over a dozen highly threatened, historically significant buildings on public lands. 

The Hahns Peak Fire Lookout, pictured above, is one of the featured projects on which Historic Routt County and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps partnered and participated. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps also stars in another featured project in Wyoming, Simpson Lake Lodge.

Help Us bring Saving Places to Your Town!

We need “boots on the ground” to help coordinate Saving Places screenings across America. We are hoping you can help identify the following in your hometown:

  • A historic, or art-house movie theater that is receptive to screening independent films;
  • A local organization or group that focuses on historic preservation; and
  • A local newspaper and a community radio station that might find Saving Places worth a story.

Many towns (and even big cities) have a classic old movie theater that is used for community events as well as screening independent films. These theaters are often receptive to supporting non-profit organizations through waived or reduced fees or generous splitting of ticket sales revenue. Some of these theaters have been restored to their former glory, making them very relevant to the HistoriCorps philosophy. 

Additionally, in most towns there are often one or more organizations that concentrate on historic preservation. We’re looking for ones with larger memberships that could help deliver a big audience for Saving Places. Coordinating these groups’ promotional efforts with a local newspaper and community radio station can really help get the word out!

So, if you’d like to help, please contact Tegan Gudmundson at tgudmundson@historicorps.org with the above information, and she will let you know how you can help make a screening of Saving Places in your hometown a reality!