Adventures in Preservation
Volunteer Vacations for Homeschool Families
Adventures in Preservation was founded by Judith Broeker and Jamie
Donahoe. Inspired by their love of historic buildings, they came up with the
idea for volunteer vacations that focus on historical preservation.
Homeschoolers can benefit from the passion and knowledge of
conservation experts, while helping restore landmarks.
Led by technical experts, workshops give hands-on experience in historic
preservation. Some past projects have included restoration of a small 17th
century stone chapel in Sicily, Italy, the Weisel Bridge in Pennsylvania, and a
grist and saw mill in New Jersey. Participants pay a fee for expenses.
Adventures in Preservation is a 501(c) 3 Non-profit.
These projects can give older homeschoolers a look into the past, and a
chance to give back to the future.
Here are a few of Adventures in Preservation's 2015 volunteer vacations:
SKENDULI HOUSE: DECORATIVE PAINT CONSERVATION
Gjirokastra, Albania – May 17-30, 2015
Help restore a piece of Albania’s best craftsmanship, allowing Gjirokastra’s
history to speak through the splendidly detailed Skenduli house. This
project is a fabulous hands-on conservation experience for professionals
and an outstanding educational opportunity for students and interested
laypersons including lectures, demonstrations and tours.
LINKING ARCHAEOLOGY WITH PRESERVATION AT FAIRFIELD
Two one-week sessions
Gloucester, Virginia USA – June 7-13, 2015; August 16-22, 2015
Adventures in Preservation and the Fairfield Foundation partner once again
on an adventure through the past, exploring and preserving the ruins of a
1694 manor house.
SAVING ECUADOR’S VERNACULAR VILLAGE ARCHITECTURE
San Andrés, Ecuador – August 2-15, 2015
Join this volunteer conservation project and help revive traditional building
skills in one of Ecuador’s most picturesque mountain villages. Discover
other cultural heritage traditions of the region as you explore Ecuador
Homeschool Travel Resource