Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is excited to announce that the detached kitchen behind the historic Farnsley-Moremen House is getting some much-needed maintenance this summer thanks to HistoriCorps. Headquartered in Denver, CO, HistoriCorps engages volunteers from all over the country to save and sustain historic resources for the public’s benefit. Expert historic preservation staff will oversee volunteers who will replace the roof on the detached kitchen and perform other needed repairs between July 15 – July 26. Volunteers and HistoriCorps staff will camp onsite at Riverside for the duration of the project.
“We welcome every opportunity to work with stewards of special places accessible to the general public,” said Towny Anderson, CEO/Executive Director of HistoriCorps. “We are especially pleased to be invited to work on the Riverside Kitchen at the Farnsley-Moremen Landing because it aligns so well with our mission: to save and sustain historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster community involvement, volunteer engagement, and public education and training. This is our third visit to KY. Our volunteers are our heart and soul, and based upon the response to our KY projects, I think they would like to come every year!”
Riverside’s Board Chair Reba Doutrick said, “We are thrilled to be able to take good care of the detached kitchen at Riverside. It’s an important part of the historic interpretation of the site. This project aligns with so much of what we do at Riverside; it involves public education, historic preservation, and working with volunteers!”
“Riverside is a true treasure in this community, and we’re so thankful that HistoriCorps has stepped up with this project, which will ensure that the kitchen can be enjoyed for generations to come,” Parks and Recreation Director Dana Kasler said. “We really appreciate the work HistoriCorps is doing!”
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing exists to promote, preserve, restore and interpret historic farm life on the Ohio River. Riverside is located at 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, KY 40272.
Riverside is one of the City of Louisville’s historic park properties and it is managed in partnership with a nonprofit organization called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc.