Building Thoreau's House

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    • Saturday February 20, 2010
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: New Architecture Building Lawn
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thoreauhouse@gmail.com

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Summary Sentence: On February 20th, beginning at 11 AM in front of the New Architecture building, Georgia Tech students will raise a timber-frame replica of the house at Walden Pond.

Full Summary: On February 20th, beginning at 11 AM in front of the New Architecture building, Georgia Tech students will raise a timber-frame replica of the house at Walden Pond. If you want to watch, come on over, or better yet, join in. Flannel shirts optional but highly recommended.

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On February 20th, beginning  at 11 AM in front of the New Architecture building, Georgia Tech students will raise a timber-frame replica of the house at Walden Pond.  If you want to watch, come on over, or better yet, join in. Flannel shirts optional but highly recommended.

You may have noticed in front of the Architecture building a growing pile of logs, beams, and woodchips, the handiwork of Georgia Tech students (and friends) who were in an Honors Program seminar on Thoreau.  One of their assignments was to construct the frame of his house using only the tools he had available

Many people see Henry David Thoreau as an anti-social crank who chose to spend his time alone, counting ants or measuring the ice at Walden Pond.  While there is some truth in that perspective, a group of Honors Program students have also learned how many of his activities demanded community, particularly the raising of his house.  

 

 

 

 

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crawford, honors program, thoreau, walden pond
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  • Created By: Jupiter
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  • Created On: Feb 18, 2010 - 11:59am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:50pm