Volunteers needed for historical survey

Volunteers needed for historical survey Have you ever wondered about the history of the oldest buildings in the Vermillion area? The Clay County Historical Preservation Commission is looking for volunteers to help survey historic buildings in the area this fall.

Vermillion area history and architecture buffs are invited to polish their investigative skills and contribute to historic preservation efforts this fall at a free training session to be offered at The University of South Dakota by the State Historic Preservation Office on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The training session will start at 8:30 a.m. in Hoy B of the Coyote Student Center and will last until 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Participants will learn about the architectural history of South Dakota and how to research, document and photograph historic buildings in preparation for a historic survey project that will begin this fall.

Training and survey manuals will be provided by professional historic preservation officers at no cost to participants. However, each participant will be asked to survey at least one historic building this fall, a task that will take two to five hours.

Interested citizens should contact Tom Reasoner at 677-5341 to reserve a place in the Sept. 28 training session as space is limited.

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