Topic ID #35923 - posted 7/9/2015 10:41 AM

Historic Preservation Field Schools


HistoriCorps is a non-profit that saves and sustains historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers, and provide training and education.  To preserve and restore historic structures, public land management agencies enlist HistoriCorps' professional preservation staff to lead and teach volunteer crews.  Volunteers receive training in building and material assessment, hand and power tool use, carpentry, masonry, roofing, log and timber work, and more.

Project participants can earn college credit towards certificates in historic preservation and an Associate's in Applied Sciences Degree in Historic Building Technology, through HistoriCorps' partnership with Lamar Community College.  Read more about HistoriCorps and Lamar Community College's Historic Building Technology program here:

Visit some of the most beautiful places in America and preserve its history.  Project sites range from log cabins along the Great Lakes, to 1823 slave quarters in Virginia, to fire lookout towers and abandoned mining camps in the Rocky Mountains, to adobe structures on the arid Great Plains.  Please follow this link to peruse upcoming projects for HistoriCorps' 2015 season, which runs from May through the end of October:

Register for projects online here:
HistoriCorps provides potable water, meals, snacks, and coffee during workdays, and arranges for toilet or latrine facilities and free camping on or near the project sites.  Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the project site, appropriate work clothes and shoes, and personal camping equipment or alternative lodging arrangements.


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