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January 18, 2022

Preservation Awards 2021

An in-person Preservation Awards ceremony was held on November 17, 2021, at a noon Rotary meeting. There CCHPC board member presented awards to individuals for preserving […]
January 28, 2021

Restoring the Thompson House Fireplace at the W. H. Over Museum

On September 2020 the Thompson house (also known as the “Pink” house) located at 403 East Main Street in Vermillion, SD was demolished. Prior to that, with the permission of the USD Foundation who owned the building, members of the W. H. Over Museum removed items that are being used to construct a new exhibit at the Over. The new booklet gives a brief history of the building and an in-depth description how the magnificent fireplace from the Thompson house was reassembled at the Over as part of the new exhibit.
February 18, 2020

Enjoy reading a book about the two Carnegie Libraries in Vermillion!

Both buildings were constructed in the early part of the 20th century. One served the citizens of Vermillion and surrounding areas, the other became the University […]
November 7, 2019

Preservation Awards: 2019

On October 23, 2019 at the noon meeting of Rotary, the third annual preservation awards were presented by the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission. Awards were […]