HistoriCorps Gears Up to Preserve Malakoff-Diggins State Park History

Volunteers to Save Historic Schoolhouse

HistoriCorps, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to engaging volunteers in the rehabilitation of historic structures on publicly accessible lands, in partnership with the Malakoff-Diggins State Historic Park, will restore the North Bloomfield School from September 15 to October 11, 2019.

North Bloomfield experienced its heyday from the late 1860’s to 1884, boasting nearly 1,500 inhabitants and more than 200 buildings which served as a supply base for the township. At that time, North Bloomfield was one of the most productive mining sites in history. Today, North Bloomfield serves as a site of historic interpretation, drawing those interested in the cultural and economic center it once was.

HistoriCorps volunteers adventured to North Bloomfield in 2018 to begin restoration work on the town’s signature schoolhouse. Volunteers are again invited to join the HistoriCorps crew as they return to continue the restoration of this important structure. This fall, volunteers will realign the schoolhouse to plumb, reinforce walls, and rehabilitate doors and windows so that it can continue to serve the public.

Volunteers can register for free at historicorps.org/north-bloomfield-ca-2019 .

About HistoriCorps: HistoriCorps, founded in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides volunteers of all skill levels with a hands-on experience preserving historic structures for public benefit across America. Volunteers work with HistoriCorps’ seasoned professionals to learn preservation skills and put those skills into practice to save historic places. HistoriCorps works to ensure America’s cultural and historical resources will be enjoyed by generations to come.