Repairing historic structures and training
a new generation of preservation craftspeople.

In addition to conserving and maintaining our country’s natural resources, many Corps participate in projects to preserve America’s historic and cultural resources.

Corps partner with the National Park Service, as well as other public and private managers of historic properties, to put Corpsmembers to work preserving historically and culturally significant structures and lands. Corps often work with experts from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service Historic Preservation staff to educate Corpsmembers in the craft skills necessary to maintain the integrity of historic properties. Over the years, Corpsmembers have worked on projects at such sites as Grand Teton National Park, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Gateway National Recreation Area, and many others.

Through these projects, Corpsmembers not only develop a sense of connection to our country’s history, but learn marketable job skills.


Depending on the needs of the project,
Corpsmembers could learn skills in areas including:
archaeology foundation stabilization refinishing
carpentry lead abatement roofing
cemetery maintenance log replacement tuckpointing
drainage masonry wall assessments
erosion control painting window reglazing

 

Contact:

Lauren Edwards-Johnson
Programs Coordinator
ledwards-johnson@corpsnetwork.org

 (Photo by Citizens Conservation Corps – Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)