The Big Reveal

The Historic Edgewood Neighborhood presents

The Big Reveal

What is under that vinyl siding?


Come take a peek and learn how to remove your vinyl siding properly.

This FREE removal of non-original vinyl siding workshop will be lead by Community Preservation Specialist and restoration Expert Bob Yapp, giving you an opportunity to learn hands-on about removal of vinyl siding from a historic Garlinghouse home in Topeka, Kansas.

  • Tools & safety equipment provided. Please bring if you have one or all: Gloves, safety glasses & pry bar.
  • We welcome volunteers of all skill levels. No experience necessary.
     We are looking for volunteers that can commit to the entire workshop.
  • Beverages provided. Volunteers please bring a sack lunch.
  • Please register online using the link below.


Workshop Dates:

  • Friday, June 14, 6:30PM
    Volunteer Orientation Meeting & Bob Yapp’s workshop: “Why Paint is Superior to Vinyl, and How to Get It Done for Less” at the Edgewood Park Shelter House – 2nd & Edgewood Ave
  • Saturday, June 15, 8AM – 4PM
    Remove siding at 116 SW The Drive

Register Online



This workshop is being financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, a division of the United States Department of the Interior, and administered by the Kansas State Historical Society. The contents and opinions, however, do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the United States Department of the Interior or the Kansas State Historical Society.

Regulations of the U. S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20240.