HistoriCorps Ready to Restore Double Pen House at The Homeplace
July 5, 2022 | Press Release from LBL
HistoriCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to fostering a preservation ethic in all through training volunteers traditional trades skills, invites volunteers of all skill levels to help restore the Double Pen House at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area from September 18 – October 14, 2022.
Land Between the Lakes serves its original recreational and educational mission through maintaining sites like the nationally-recognized Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum. The Homeplace evokes the Civil War era in U.S. history through replicating a two-generation farm spanning the scenic, rolling landscape of northwest Tennessee. Today, interpreters in period clothing reenact daily chores on a real, working farm, where attention to details, routine, and craftsmanship is of the utmost importance.
Volunteers will travel to this popular site located 90 minutes northwest of Nashville, Tenn., where they will join HistoriCorps’ preservation experts to learn and apply traditional roofing skills to restore the Homeplace’s iconic Double Pen House. HistoriCorps will provide all meals, tools, training, equipment, and a campsite; it is completely free to volunteer, and no prior construction experience is required. Volunteers can sign up for one or more week-long project sessions at https://historicorps.org/homeplace-tn-2022-2/.