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March 16, 2009

 

Restoring Utopia: Jane Blaffer Owen

The third recipient of Indiana’s highest honor is neither a legendary coach nor a university president. Jane Blaffer Owen was presented with the 2007 Sachem Award in recognition of her philanthropic efforts in historic preservation and the arts. The Houston native is best known for her work to restore the southwestern Indiana town of New Harmony to the spirit in which it was founded.

March 14, 2005

 

New Harmony

Robert Owen from Scotland bought the Posey County Village of Harmony, which was founded in 1814 by a group known as the Harmonists who created a Utopia based on work and prayer.

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