Van Swearingen Open House Saturday
(Hannibal) – There’s an open house Saturday at a 170 year old home restored by a team of at risk high school students.
What’s known as the Van Swearingen home at 322 North Street in Hannibal was crumbling when it donated to the Mark Twain Museum two years ago.
The home became the project of Hannibal High School’s Historic Preservation Trades program, taught and founded by nationally known preservationist Bob Yapp. Some 56 students in danger of not finishing high school came together to completely restore the home.
The open house is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will showcase the students’ efforts.
After the finishing touches are put on the project, the museum will put the house up for sale, with the proceeds to be split between the museum and the school’s trades program.