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The gift of Laura E. & Carl A. Barrett
to the People of New Harmony on the
occasion of the observance of the
Posey County Bicentennial Celebration
Dedicated July 4, 1975
Restored by Historic New Harmony Inc.
"Dreaming of another day...
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Conducted field studies in the years 1837 through 1860 that established a framework, little altered in the ensuing years, for the regional geology of the Upper Mississippi Drainage Basin. Appointed Geologist for the State of Indiana in 1837, he ex…
The American Institute of Certified Planners
New Harmony, Indiana (1814-1827)
National Planning Landmark
George Rapp's New Harmony was surveyed on August 8, 1814. Within ten years, the Harmonists created a center of comm…
has been designated a
under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States
What is utopia?
Sir Thomas More in 1516 defined it as a place of perfect political and social systems.
Throughout history, people have sought ways to live "in harmony..." So it was that the town of Harmonic, Pennsylvania was established in 1804 …
Dedicated to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces for their Service to TheUnited States of America
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 Ha…
Location of two attempts at communal living: The Harmonists under Reverend George Rapp, 1814-1825, and the Owenites under philanthropist Robert Owen, 1825-1826. New Harmony remained, an important cultural center for many, years thereafter.