The relationship between Alfred State College and HistoriCorps is a strong one, resulting in both the restoration of historic facilities all around the country and excellent hands-on learning experiences for ASC students.
As a result of this partnership and the significant work that has been accomplished, HistoriCorps has named Alfred State College “Partner of the Month” for October. HistoriCorps is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides volunteers of all skill levels with a hands-on experience preserving historic structures on public lands across America.
In the past, ASC, specifically the Building Trades Department, has teamed up with the organization to restore cabins at Allegany State Park in Salamanca and at The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum located in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. In early October, Alfred State and HistoriCorps worked together on a restoration project at Malakoff Diggins State Park in California.
Jack Jones, chair of Alfred State’s Building Trades Department, said, “We really value opportunities to get students out of the traditional classroom environment, especially when they can use their developing skills to make a difference in the world around them.”
HistoriCorps Marketing Manager Jamie Tobias said, “We are happy to provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on skills, and are thrilled to partner with Alfred State students for the help they provided in saving places that matter.”