National Trust Lends Support to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum 2010/07/28

AiP’s galleting project at the Bartow-Pell Mansion, Bronx, NY, has received a matching grant of $3,000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Elizabeth and Robert Jeffe Preservation Fund for New York City.

Thank you, National Trust!

via National Trust Lends Support to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum 2010/07/28.

Feeling Bookish

Volunteer vacations are becoming more popular than ever – I  read somewhere that 60% of people in one survey indicated they would take a volunteer vacation – and where travelers go, the guide books are sure to follow.

That’s good news for us at Adventures in Preservation. I’m proud to say AiP’s volunteer preservation projects have been included in two of the genre’s latest offerings:

book coverFrommer’s 500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference and

Book Cover 700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die, from Dog’s Eye View Media, just out.

Due to the length of time the books were in production, Adventures in Preservation is listed under our former name, Heritage Conservation Network. Nonetheless, our mission to restore buildings and renew communities remains the same. You can find us under the archaeology and historic preservation sections!

Happy Reading!

Thank you, Catherine

Our 2010 summer intern

Catherine, very happy with her time with Adventures in Preservation

Summer is a busy time, for not only is it key “workshop season” we are also busy planning for future workshops. This year we’ve have the good fortune to have Catherine Poudin, our valiant intern, helping us out.

Catherine, who is from France and currently living and teaching in New Orleans, drove to the AiP office in Boulder, Colorado for her first Rocky Mountain experience. She managed to see a great deal of Colorado, while working hard for AiP. Between visits to Estes Park, Idaho Springs hot springs, and a concert by the Gipsy Kings at Red Rocks, Catherine also searched for grants to help support our great projects around the world.

By the time she left this week, Catherine had created a map of workshop sites for our website, written grant inquiry letters, started developing our Board of Directors notebook, and more. She also brainstormed with us as we came up with the name for our new blog, Preservation Journey.

A HUGE thank you to Catherine for giving us six weeks of her summer vacation.