Preservation50 is proud to partner with HistoriCorps and Passport in Time to promote opportunities for volunteers to participate in exciting preservation projects in the field during the anniversary year!

HistoriCorps, a nonprofit organization, works to ensure America’s cultural and historical sites exist for generations to come by providing volunteers, students, and veterans of all skill levels with a hands-on experience preserving historic structures on public lands across America. Volunteers and students work with HistoriCorps field staff to learn preservation skills and put those skills to work saving historic places that have fallen into disrepair. To date, 1,200 volunteers have worked on 170 projects in 21 states across the country.

Hahns Peak 1942

Hahns Peak in 1942. Photo courtesy of HistoriCorps

Hahns Peak now

Hahns Peak Now. Photo courtesy of HistoriCorps

Upcoming HistoriCorps Projects:





Passport in Time (PIT) is a volunteer cultural heritage resources program sponsored by the US Forest Service, and which now

Salmo Lookout Restoration

Salmo Lookout in 2015. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

includes such partners as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), some State Parks and work with HistoriCorps. PIT volunteers work with professional archaeologists and historians on public lands throughout the U.S. on such diverse activities as archaeological survey and excavation, rock art restoration, archival research, historic structure restoration, oral history gathering, and analysis and curation of artifacts. The professional staff of archaeologists, historians, and preservation specialists are hosts, guides, and co-workers. Over the years, volunteers have helped us stabilize ancient cliff dwellings in New Mexico, excavate a 10,000-year-old village site in Minnesota, restore a historic lookout tower in Oregon, clean vandalized rock art in Colorado, survey for sites in a rugged Montana wilderness, and excavate a 19th-century Chinese mining site in Hell’s Canyon in Idaho. As of the end of FY15, PIT volunteers have assisted the Forest Service fulfill its historic preservation and recreation missions by providing over 1,604,538 hours of service, at a dollar value of $26,342,407 on over 2,787 Forest Service projects.



Upcoming Preservation50 PIT Projects: