Meet a Volunteer

Francis Mill restoration volunteer
Jerry Donahoe
Jerry's adventure in preservation resulted in strong connections within his adopted community and beyond.
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Photo Gallery

SAVING THE SKENDULI HOUSE: DECORATIVE PAINT CONSERVATION
Gjirokastra, Albania - September 2014
AiP jammers scrambled along scaffolding to document wall paintings at the massive stone tower house in old town Gjirokastra, a World Heritage site. Laser scanning proved an invaluable tool in documenting the artwork and discovering hidden images.

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LINKING ARCHAEOLOGY AND PRESERVATION AT FAIRFIELD PLANTATION
Gloucester, Virginia USA - August 2014
At Fairfield, AiP jammers learned and practiced both archaeology and brick conservation techniques while helping further investigations at the site of the 1694 Fairfield Plantation manor house.

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RESTORING THE BABAMETO HOUSE
Gjirokastra, Albania - September 2010
AiP volunteers tackled interior conservation issues at a massive stone tower house in old town Gjirokastra, a World Heritage site. A partnership with Cultural Heritage without Borders, the goal of the project is to provide conservation jobs skills training for local residents and encourage preservation of more of the city’s distinctive architectural heritage.

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CONSERVING A 17TH CENTURY COUNTRY COTTAGE
Brecljevo, Slovenia - August 2010
The focus of our project in Brecljevo, Slovenia, was masonry conservation and correcting mistakes made during past repair work. AiP volunteers discovered secrets of the past both in the cottage and while touring historic sites and towns in this beautiful land.

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GALLETING IN THE GARDEN
The Bronx, New York, USA - August 2008, August 2009, August 2010
AiP volunteers learned the traditional art of galleting while repairing masonry walkways at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. AiP returned in 2010 to complete restoring the Terrace Garden to its original Delano & Aldrich design.

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RESTORATION OF THE FRANCIS MILL
Waynesville, North Carolina, USA - July 2004, July 2005, June 2006
Volunteers and community members brought the Francis Mill from a state of near-collapse back to a working mill over a three-year period.

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WORKING WITH WALL PAINTINGS AT THE MONASTERY OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA
Serravalle, VT, Italy - April 2007
Volunteers discovered that what were thought to be frescos were actually wall paintings, completely changing the type of work needed to restore the 17th century building.

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