The annual spring gathering of the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission will occur Saturday, May 21, in downtown Vermillion at 15 Court St. (former location of Heart & Soul Fitness).
Scheduled events include:
� 9:30 a.m. Will Schweinle: Restoring and working with woodworking planes. A demonstration of the restoration process, and a chance to test-drive some of Will�s hot rods.
� 10:30 a.m. Steve Howe, Jim Wilson, and John Erikson: Inspecting historic houses. A discussion of tactics, techniques, problems, and possibilities.
� Noon. Lunch. Who says there�s no such thing as a free lunch? Also: John Grayson will be restoring a vintage light fixture before our very eyes.
� 1 p.m. Tom Thaden: A walking tour of the USD campus. You think you know those buildings?
� 2 p.m. Jim Wilson: Downtown masonry tour. Architecture is all around us, but better appreciated with some expert insight.
Free and open to the public.