Safetee wrote: ↑Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:07 pm
...today's kids don't seem to be quite as wild about restoring historic things as former generations.
In fairness, today's kids are pretty busy trying not to get shot every time they go to school, and the ones that are out of school are working 2+ jobs to pay rent and student loans.
I know or have met a lot of young people in the under-30 age group who are absolutely passionate about historic preservation and care very deeply about it but they simply do not have the time to volunteer or the disposable income to contribute. A lot of them are paying $800+ a month just for one room of a 3-bedroom apartment shared with two or more other people, plus utilities, plus insurances, plus student loans, plus everything else one needs to live. I've had a hard enough time getting people in the 50-60 age group to volunteer and those folks only have one full-time job and own their homes. When someone is working two or three jobs and barely has time to sleep, it's not easy to get them to come to another "job" and work for free, or make a charitable contribution.