Searching for an experience that combines exciting travel opportunities with learning new skills AND supporting a community initiative? Look no further! Our heritage preservation volunteer projects offer you a compelling combination of travel, education and adventure, topped with a healthy dose of cultural and architectural heritage conservation. Come, get your hands on history with Adventures in Preservation.
LINKING ARCHAEOLOGY WITH PRESERVATION AT FAIRFIELD PLANTATION
Two one-week sessions each year
Adventures in Preservation and the Fairfield Foundation again partner to reveal the lives of both slaves and owners at a 1694 plantation manor house. Read more>>>
In June & August 2018 jammers will learn skills to create a 3-D scale model of Fairfield’s manor house and archaeological site!
REGLAZE AN EDWARDIAN GLASSHOUSE
This is an urgent call to join us at the Burgie greenhouse to finish glazing before the winter rains set in. We know the notice is short, but we hope the call of Scotland will bring you in September! Read more>>>
PRESERVE GYUMRI’S WOODEN BALCONIES
Monthly 1-week sessions
Learn building conservation skills as you help preserve Gyumri’s iconic wooden balconies, a striking feature of the fabulous historic architecture that holds the key to economic growth. Read more>>>
SAVE THE CRUMBLING CRACKER HOUSE
Conservation work continues on this Italianate gem once home to Frank Sommer, inventor of the saltine cracker, a necessity for settlers who traveled west from St. Joe in covered wagons.
2018 Details Coming in September!
BRING BEAUTY & UTILITY BACK TO BURGIE GREENHOUSE
With conservation of the central greenhouse almost complete, it’s time to save the historic east wing, suffering from serious structural decay. 2018 Details Coming in September!
DUNANS BRIDGE AND CASTLE CONSERVATION
Immerse yourself in Scotland’s history as you learn traditional building skills to help save an A-listed bridge and bring new life to the ruins of a dramatic mock castle. Read more>>>
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More Upcoming Projects
Adventures in Preservation has more building conservation training opportunities in the works. Check our Developing Projects page to learn about heritage conservation projects under development in Accra, Ghana, Shreveport, Louisiana, and soon in Wales. They’ll need jammers too!