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Seminar on rehabbing homes put on by Preservation Society

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Heritage Preservation Society (HPS) of Putnam County will conduct a seminar on improving vintage residences Saturday, May 21 at the Putnam County Museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle.

The purpose of the "DIGS" seminar is to support and encourage homeowners in projects to spruce up and improve their properties.

Topics are aimed at addressing both the exterior enhancement and dealing with the residential structure itself.

Scott Peters, an understudy of Prof. Greg Pierceall, both of Purdue University, will address sensitive and cost-effective landscaping.

Stephanie Sheldon, owner of Shrubworks in Roachdale, will provide direction in successful container planting and lead participants in creating a container planting to take home.

Joe Everhart of the Sycamore Group, Indianapolis, will speak on the subject of sensitive and cost-effective rehabbing of vintage structures.

HPS President Phil Gick will provide a power-point presentation of the ongoing restoration work at his home Sunny Hill. The home, an 1868 Italianate structure at 911 E. Washington St., Greencastle, will be open for tours from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 22.

The May 21 seminar will require paid pre-registration. The morning session (9-11:45 a.m.), dealing with landscaping and including the container planting workshop will cost $25 to attend. The take-home container planting will have an estimated retail value of $30.

The afternoon session (1-3:30 p.m.) will deal with structural aspects and a presentation enhancing the Sunny Hill house tour can be attended for $10.

There will be a lunch break between sessions. Those attending can bring a sack lunch or dine at nearby restaurants. Anyone attending the seminar may purchase up to two Sunny Hill tour tickets for $5 apiece. Those attending should plan to sign in 30 minutes prior to the start of a session.

To register for the seminar, persons may call 522-1430 or 522-1430 or email: putnamheritage@gmail.com.

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