Built in 1911, Boulder Cabin was part of the original Skyland Resort. It was used as a rental cabin for over 90 years until the early 2000’s when it became a Park Ranger office. As federal funding for national parks decreased, Shenandoah National Park’s workforce contracted and Boulder Cabin was no longer used as office space. After 10 years of vacancy, we’re stepping in to help.
The Shenandoah National Park Trust has committed to restoring this historic building in 2021.
When completed, Boulder will become the permanent home for Shenandoah National Park’s Artist in Residence Program. This program, which the Shenandoah National Park Trust stood up four years ago, brings artists from across the country into the park, where they live and make art for three weeks. Having the restored building as home to this program will allow us to extend residencies to up to six weeks and will allow for more meaningful public interactions. Moreover, creating the Artist in Residence facility in the current Skyland complex pays homage to George Freeman Pollack, the manager of the original Skyland, who was a patron of the arts.
Stay tuned for updates throughout 2021 as we tackle this historic restoration project.