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Posted: 07/12/2016


Historic Restoration Volunteer - Skinner Cabin
Professional Opportunity
Fruita, CO

Please join us in southwestern Colorado this summer to help restore a piece of our states history! Spend a week's vacation volunteering and making friends on the Skinner Cabin Project.

No experience necessary. HistoriCorps provides all meals, snacks, water, tools, training and campsite. Volunteers are responsible for transportation, work clothes and camp gear.

  • Session 1 Registration September 11, 2016 - September 16, 2016
  • Session 2 Registration September 18, 2016 - September 23, 2016
  • Session 3 Registration September 25, 2016 - September 30, 2016

Skinner Cabin is located halfway between Dinosaur Ridge and the town of Fruita, just outside Colorado National Monument. Dinosaur fossils have been found right past the cabin! Also known as the Skinner Stone House, the cabin was built by master stonemason John Skinner in the early 1900s.

Over the years, the building was home to a number of hard-working individuals, including gold prospector John Kodel and prospector and rock collector John Condon. After the 1970s, the vacated building fell into disrepair and the roof collapsed. It has needed repair ever since.

Scope of Work:
HistoriCorps volunteers will work with field staff members to restore Skinner Cabin. Work will include:

  • Sessions 1 and 2: Stabilization and masonry rehabilitation: stabilize stonework, rebuild collapsed wall, remove sod roofing
  • Session 3: Rebuild roof system: reassemble wood elements per original design, replicate historic boxed roof vent

Age Requirements:
14+ (volunteers below the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult)

Volunteers Wanted Per Session:
8 volunteers

To register visit http://historicorps.org/events/skinner-cabin-colorado/.

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