Project hosts are a key part of our programming. Northern Bedrock contracts with project hosts to provide crews to complete necessary restoration and stabilization work at a reduced cost. Project hosts provide an opportunity for our corpsmembers to get hands on experience working on a historic preservation project under the supervision and training of technical specialists and Northern Bedrock staff. Our crews work on a variety of historic preservation projects, including: site stabilization, window repair and reglazing, masonry, plaster, log building restoration, roofing, and cemetery restoration.

Do you have a historic building or structure in need of repair? We’re always looking for projects for our crews to be involved in.

“Museum conservation work has a secretive and expensive reputation, yet is one of the biggest needs for local museums. Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps is a long-awaited need and deserves every encouragement.”

Merlin Peterson

Pope County Historical Society & Museum

“The NBHPC crew was phenomenal to work with. The corpsmembers were motivated, engaged, safety conscious, detailed in their approach, and eager to learn…I was absolutely pleased with the project outcome…”

Lee Johnson

Superior National Forest

How it Works

As a project host you’ll be a key part of Northern Bedrock’s mission by providing an opportunity for our corpsmembers to get hands on experience working on a historic preservation project.

  • crews work on projects from mid May through October
  • our crews work in ‘hitches’ which are 8 ten hour days, followed by 6 days off
  • projects can be worked on for a day or multiple hitches, depending on the demands of the project

Types of Project Hosts

As an AmeriCorps program we work with a variety of types of project hosts, including:

  • local historical organizations
  • nonprofit organziations
  • local governments
  • federal and state agencies
  • private parties

Project Costs

As a training program, Northern Bedrock provides a cost-sharing model for project hosts. The costs of projects vary depending on the type of work, intensity, and potential corpsmember experience. Please contact us to learn more about the costs to host a crew for a project.

Get Involved

Do you have a project that you feel would be a good fit for our program? Please contact Rhea Harvey at 218.409.6818 or

Building a Pathway to the Preservation Trades

Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps' mission is to develop lifelong workforce skills by connecting young people to the earth, cultures, and traditions through historic preservation work and outdoor service.