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Contact: Greg Dart
Snow College Director of Communications
Phone: (435) 283-7154

September 16, 2010

Grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
from the Preservation Services Fund

EPHRAIM-- Snow College was awarded a $2,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Preservation Services Fund. The seed grant funds will be used to support the costs of completing architectural plans for the renovation of a historic Ephraim home.

Originally constructed in 1872, the restoration project house is located directly north of the Greenwood Student Center on the Snow College campus. As a distinguished candidate for restoration, the house

Snow College provides today's students with a unique opportunity to learn traditional building skills by restoring the craftsmanship of yesterday's artisans. The renovated facility will be the new home of the Snow College

Traditional Building Skills Institute (TBSI) and will be used to showcase the work of TBSI students. Campus activities, community meetings and other events will take place in the house.

A special ribbon-cutting and public open house will be held Friday, Oct. 8, to kick off the restoration work. Activities will include presentations of historic trades and crafts from the 1870s.

Kim A. Hyatt, an architect with 24 years of experience, has been selected as the project architect. Hyatt's work has focused primarily on historic preservation projects of all kinds, from the documentation of fire-damaged historic mansions in Salt Lake City to the restoration of large public buildings. He currently resides in Mt. Pleasant, where he has assisted in the preservation and restoration of several significant private and public historic buildings.

"Without organizations like Snow College and programs such as TBSI, communities and towns all across America would have a diminished sense of place," said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "The National Trust for Historic Preservation is honored to provide a grant to Snow College, which will use the funds to help preserve an important piece of our shared heritage."

The National Trust for Historic Preservation dispenses small grants for local projects through the National Trust Preservation Funds grant program. The grants range from $500 to $5,000 and have provided over $5.5 million in funding since 2002.

For more information on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation Fund grants, visit:

Information on the TBSI can be found at