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Meet a Volunteer
Debra Adamcik
A veteran of AiP workshops in Mexico, Italy and Albania, Debra says:
AiP is the perfect way to...see what our smile and our own hands can accomplish.
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Developing Preservation Projects

FUTURE BUILDING CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

As anyone working with historic building conservation knows, preservation can be a long process. AiP often spends two or three years working with project partners to lay the groundwork for our hands-on preservation sessions and get ready to welcome you, the jammers. Building your support and securing funding are the most critical, while we also foster community involvement and prepare the project site.

Here are projects we are working on and hope to offer them to you soon.

SHOTGUN HOUSES IN SHREVEPORT

Shotgun houses Shreveport Louisiana

[This project is on indefinite hold. We’ll let you know as soon as the status changes.]

Can Kelly Rich save these shotgun houses? You bet she can. Since discovering that a row of shotgun houses was designated for demolition, Kelly Rich founded a non-profit preservation organization, worked with the city of Shreveport to find a new location for 6 of the threatened shotgun houses, and is building a strong community network of support. AiP’s volunteer jammers will lead hands-on restoration work beginning in 2018. Read more about the Norla Preservation project.

 

ARCHAEOLOGY + PRESERVATION UNEARTHS & SAVES GHANA’S HISTORY

We are sad to report that AiP’s project under development in Ghana has been cancelled. Local interests have decided to allow developers to begin their project on the site immediately. This eliminates the option to first carry out archaeology + preservation.

AiP is disappointed that we won’t be able to uncover and save remnants of Ghana’s past. Our local partner, Sam Baddoo, is once again searching for a site that needs assistance from AiP and our jammers. You’ll be the first to know if we find something.

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