Historic Preservation Planning Alumni

PSSO Work Weekend

Work Weekend is the main event for PSSO, the Preservation Studies Student Organization. Each year, current students, alumni, and other members of the Cornell community gather to help restore a regional historic resource.

April 16-18


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.

April 3rd through 5th


Liberia Plantation is an 1825 plantation house on 18 acres of property in the Liberia Historic District in Manassas, Virginia.

The property is being restored with the assistance of historical architect C. Richard Bierce, AIA of Alexandria, Virginia and Oak Grove Restoration Company under the Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.  The current project is about to complete Phase I (stabilization) of the property, which belongs to the City of Manassas.
April 11 through April 13th


The Cascadilla Boat House, right here in Uncle Ezra's backyard.

Alumni and student pictures can be found here.

April 13 through April 15


Students traveled to the
Eastern State Penitentiary
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) where they worked with the site's conservation staff to stabilize one of the nation's most historic prisons.

ChronicleOnline article

2000 - Ellis Island (II), March 24-28
Cornell Chronicle article April 6, 2000
Cornell Chronicle article with pictures April 15, 2000

1999 - Ellis Island (I), March 25-28
Press release March 11, 1999

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