New Harmony Workingmen's Institute

New Harmony Workingmen's Institute (HMW8B)

Location: New Harmony, IN 47631 Posey County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 7.735', W 87° 56.164'

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William Maclure and other intellectuals came to New Harmony 1826 to join Robert Owen's utopian experiment. Maclure established the Workingmen's Institute 1838 to serve as model of self-education for laborers. Operated in various New Harmony sites until construction of this Romanesque style building 1894.

Side Two

This is the last remaining workingmen's library of 144 in 89 Indiana counties sponsored by Maclure's bequest. It still serves as library, archives, and museum and is oldest continuously operating public library in the state. Part of National Historic Landmark Historic District designated 1966.
HM NumberHMW8B
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number65.2001.1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Workingmen's Institute
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 417959 N 4220532
Decimal Degrees38.12891667, -87.93606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 7.735', W 87° 56.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 7' 44.10" N, 87° 56' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-452 Tavern St, New Harmony IN 47631, US
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