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Historic Preservation Planning Alumni

Work Weekend 2010

  • 16 Apr 2010
  • 18 Apr 2010
  • Wyco, West Virginia

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The Cornell University Preservation Studies Student Organization (PSSO) announces that the program’s annual Work Weekend will take place at Wyco Community Church in Wyco, West Virginia, April 16-18, 2010.

Wyco Community Church was constructed in 1917 for the coal mining community that once surrounded it. Since 2003, the church has been under the ownership of the Rural Appalachian Improvement League (RAIL), who stabilized the building and is now working on its restoration.

Potential activities for Work Weekend participants include:
- Documenting and drawing the building
- Removing salvageable interior paneling for future re-use
- Scraping and cleaning in preparation of painting
- Clearing brush around the building
- Applying fire retardant to parts of the building
- Dry stonework, among other activities

Work will take place from Friday April 16 to Sunday April 18. The trip will cost approximately $50 for food (breakfast and lunch only) and transportation (if departing from and returning to Ithaca). Lodging will be available at RAIL’s Mullens Opportunity Center for free or at a nearby motel at the expense of participants.

If you have questions, contact Don Johnson at ddj26@cornell.edu.

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