Topic ID #27491 - posted 3/6/2013 2:04 AM

Volunteer with HistoriCorps - Ft. Piute, Mojave National Preserve

Jennifer Palmer

Volunteer with HistoriCorps

Posted March 5, 2013
Position Details
Type     Volunteer
Offered By     HistoriCorps
1420 Ogden St., Ste 103
Denver, Colorado
Level of Commitment    
1 week session - 30hrs/week
Deadline     03/29/2013
For More
Information     Name: Amy Eller
Title: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Phone: ((see listing))

Volunteering for HistoriCorps'® Ft. Piute project is the perfect excuse to connect with history and nature while learning valuable masonry skills. Garrisoned intermittently from 1859 to 1868, Fort Piute was one of many small forts and outposts linking California, Arizona, and Nevada by military presence. Today, only the masonry walls of the fort remain, but compared to many of the small garrisons of this era, the site still retains the same "edge-of-the-frontier" feel as it did over 150 years ago.


Scope of Work: Volunteers will stabilize the masonry walls using earthen mortars mined onsite, learning how to: --Find, evaluate, and mix earthen mortars; --Repoint historic stone walls.


Volunteers must be in good physical shape and willing to camp in primitive conditions. Tools, safety equipment, and delicious meals will be provided by HistoriCorps but transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the participant.

More info here.


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