From PMHC Director Steve Wyatt:
We at the Lincoln County Historical Society have benefited immensely from the efforts of the students at Angell Job Corps and their instructors Mark Roddy and Austin Wienecke.
Crews under Mark’s supervision did a fantastic job renovating the 1880s sandstone wall/foundation at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center. This was a major project. This historic feature had been suffering from literally decades of neglect and improper care. Mark’s stone mason class went through and meticulously chipped out loose mortar and removed remnants of stucco on its surface. They also repaired the wall and replaced missing rocks. All this was carried out in such way that its historical integrity remained intact. Over the course of this project they also completed a great deal of grounds work and never hesitated to assist with other tasks as needed.
Austin’s crew of arborists-in-training worked at the Burrows House Museum and the Log Cabin Research Center & Archives. They went about undoing years of neglect. Multiples trees were in need of trimming and several Shore Pines were leaning in such a way they were destined to fall on the building. These trees were also creating an inviting and secluded shelter for unwanted campers and illegal activities. The trees were cleared out, stumps cut nice and low, branches were chipped up and any messes made were cleaned up. The result is our grounds are now more aesthetically pleasing.
Working with the Job Corps has been mutually beneficial. We are a non-profit 501c(3) organization and working with the Job Corps has saved us money. And I believe the students at Angell Jobs Corps have benefited from a a positive and self-actualizing work experience.
Executive Director, Lincoln County Historical Society
Burrows House Museum
Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center
Log Cabin Research Center