There are many ways to participate in the restoration work taking place at Poplar Forest. The Restoration Department offers an annual summer field school in architectural restoration for professionals, undergraduate students, graduate students, and other interested individuals. Internships are also available on a case-by-case basis to undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in working alongside Poplar Forest architectural historians and craftsmen. In addition, volunteer opportunities are available for interested members of the public to help the restoration staff year round.
“The examples that I was shown and the literature that I was given at the Field School have and will continue to help me in my field. The Poplar Forest Restoration Field School has given me the confidence and understanding I needed to pursue my dream of restoring historic houses.”
Architectural Restoration Field School Participant