Main Street Replica

An October Arts and Humanities Activity for the Newtown Community

Starting on September 25, 2018

Sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission and the Cyrenius H. Booth Library

Architecture brings together art and engineering, utility and design. The Cultural Arts Commission and C.H. Booth Library are offering an activity that combines architecture and local heritage, with a dab of technology mixed in, as part of National Arts and Humanities Month. Members of our community are encouraged to join us to learn about and use 3D printing to create a small-scale replica of our historic Main Street.

There is room for 30 participants. Registration is required and first come first served.

Sign up for the Main Street Replica Project Orientation on September 25th to secure your spot!

Project Orientation and Preparation


  • Tues, September 25, 6:00-7:30 PM.

Location: C. H. Booth Library Meeting Room

Facilitated by Newtown resident Scot Wilson, this session includes a discussion of project scope, introduction to the SketchUp 3D modeling software, and coordination with participants re: field photography needed prior to using SketchUp to build 3D models of the selected buildings. Photographs should be taken over the subsequent 2 weeks.

About the instructor: Scot Wilson is an experienced Google Street View Virtual Tour creator whose work can be regularly viewed across Google Maps, Google Poly, Google Earth an Google Search. In 2010, he hosted a project that was the precursor to this one. For more information about that project, click here.

Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptops.

3D Printer Orientation

Time: Select one of

  • Mon, October 1, 2:00-3:00 PM,
  • Tues, October 2, 6:00-7:00 PM,
  • Thur, October 4, 6:00-7:00 PM,
  • Tues, October 9, 2:00-3:00 PM,
  • Wed, October 10, 6:00-7:00 PM, or
  • Thur, October 11, 6:00-7:00 PM.

Location: C. H. Booth Library chbMAKERS’ Corner

C. H. Booth Library staff will introduce 3D printing to the participants, and demonstrate how to use the printer interface. Each orientation is limited to 5 participants, totaling 30 participants.

Requirements: This orientation is a prerequisite for using the library’s 3D printers.

Working Sessions (Optional)


  • Wed, October 17, 6:00-7:30 PM, and/or
  • Mon, October 22, 6:00-7:30 PM.

Location: C. H. Booth Library Meeting Room

Participants are encouraged to work independently or with other participants to create input files for their allocated building(s) at their own pace. In addition, participants are welcome to join one or both of the working sessions listed above, where Scot Wilson will be available to assist.

Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptops.


Time: By appointment

Location: C. H. Booth Library chbMAKERS’ Corner

Participants will coordinate with library staff to print the buildings. Participants may print 2 copies of the building: one for the replica and one to take home as a souvenir. Each building will take about one hour to complete.

Requirements: Participants must attend one 3D Printer Orientation as a prerequisite.

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