Last summer our contractor restored the exterior beauty of the historic Boekeloo Cabin/Boekelodge built as a homestead cabin in the late 1800s. Prior work took place in 2005 and 2008. Stop by to see his beautiful work! This summer we’ll be working on the windows, chimney, gables and interior, as well as repairing the gate, boardwalk and privy. Volunteer Project Dates: July 18-21, 2013 Learn more.
PHSB volunteers made their fourth trek to North Manitou Island last August for 10 days working on the Katie Shepard Hotel on “Cottage Row”. We have hopes of restoring this for use once again as a boarding house offering overnight rustic accommodations. So much was accomplished! Volunteer Project Dates: August 16-25. Learn more.
Group or Individual Projects: Treat Farmhouse
The Treat Farm is a beautiful farm which PHSB has been repairing for the past four years. Last year we had the house scraped, primed and painted after three years of repairs. This year we’ll work on animal entry points of the house; paint the privy; paint window trim; reinforce machine shed rafters and do field clearing and orchard pruning. Volunteer Project Dates: Contact us at 231-334-6103 Learn more.
Though the barn silo at the Charles and Hattie Olsen Farm was beautifully restored by the Park around 2004, the silage chute has been hanging in the balance. In 2012 we began repair of this important aspect of how a barn functioned. Given the height issues, we’ll be contracting this project out to our experienced timber-framer. Learn more.
Charles & Hattie Olsen Farmhouse Interior Painting and carpentry work
Last summer we had the house spot scraped, primed, and painted in preparation for the eventual installation of our interpretive exhibit. This year we’ll be painting the interior of the house. If you’re meticulous with a paint brush give us a call! Volunteer Project Dates: TBD Learn more.
The oldest home in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This hewn log structure was built around 1856 and is an excellent example of this type of construction. Our project is to take the cabin back to its original look. This project will remove two additions. Learn more.
A Historic Preservationist/member of PHSB has been working on a Historic Structural Report to determine next steps in the preservation of this suspected Frank Lloyd Wright designed structure. After review, the National Park will determine the scope of our work hopefully to begin in 2014. Learn more.