Welcome back to another season at Forest Lodge! This year, we will undertake a plethora of tasks throughout the grounds. Work will be done at the Guest House, the Pumphouse, the Steam Shed, and the Boat House. Tasks may include re-roofing, mortar repair; pathway and retaining wall reconstruction or improvement; removing old and re-installing new glass; sanding and painting interiors, eaves and sashes; repairing or replacing log siding; cleaning and sealing door frames, and so on. If interested, volunteers could also develop an interpretive exhibit at the Cow Palace; inventory, catalog and interpret historic artifacts; improve the walking tour of historic buildings; or investigate the historic significance of the Griggs Burke
family. You know...small stuff! But, a little something to fit everyone's interests or an opportunity to learn a new skill! HistoriCorps craftsmen will be leading the crew throughout the historic preservation portion of the project, and the district project leader will provide guidance for the other activities. They will show participants what is required, will provide the tools, safety equipment, and training necessary to complete the tasks, and will also provide volunteers with three delicious meals each day. So, not only will you get the unique opportunity to restore and interpret an important piece of this historic property, you'll also walk away with some useful new skills and full bellies! We hope to see you this summer for another great project at Historic Forest Lodge!