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The Homestead 40th Anniversary Reunion

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Denison University

100 W College St

Granville, OH 43023

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Dear Denison Homesteaders,

We welcome you to join us this June to reconnect, rejuvenate, and reminisce. We will be working on several projects, in addition to cooking and jamming, of course! This falls on Denison's annual Reunion Weekend, and a featured Alumni College program is centered around the Homestead's 40 years.

This year we will focus on the following projects:

Land Management

Rosa multiflora: Many acres of the Homestead property have been co-opted by invasive species Multiflora Rose that produces prickly thickets that crowd out native plants and make our woodlot impenetrable. With your help, we will establish a perimeter around the Homestead proper to protect it from Multiflora’s aggressive advances!

Trees: In Multiflora’s stead, we will plant White Pines and other species.

Chicken Coop

Our dear chicken coop is run down, and our hens need a stable abode. We will construct a new chick cabin.

Oral Stories

Continuity and knowledge sharing are cornerstones of the Homestead, and we'd like to further these by recording your voices and stories. We will set up a storytelling booth, and you will be free to record a conversation among yourself and a few Homies. We will assemble these stories for the Homestead Archives and submit them to the Library of Congress via Story Corps.

So register today, and be sure to bring your machete, hammer, and a pocket full of memories! See you soon.

Homie love,

Gracie, Landon, Naomi, Thom, Sophia, Craig, Annabel, and Al


Housing Options:

  • Tent space at the Homestead
  • On-campus housing ($65 per night - contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement for details)
  • Book your own lodging from our list of Area Accommodations
  • Please note: In the event of severe weather, emergency housing will be provided.

Parking: Available at the Red Barn and Brownstone lot

Project List:

  • Fix/rebuild chicken coop fence
  • Gardens
  • Fix porch of three
  • Plant new fruit trees
  • Fix and raise windmill
  • New chicken coop
  • New wood shed
  • Paint phoenix ceiling

Questions? Contact contact Gracie Bachmann '17 with any questions at (614) 738-1142 or bachma_g1@denison.edu.

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