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Posts tagged Robert Owen

June 3, 2013

 

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Art Outlives Scandal In New Harmony

A series of sketches in the Owen Family Papers bearing the pseudonym “Clorion” have lately been attributed to Richard Owen's wife Martha.

February 25, 2013

 

watercolor painting of New Harmony in 1832 by Karl Bodmer

Old World Royalty In New Harmony

Prince Maximilian's journals are a significant record of the intellectual life of New Harmony after its famous years as an experimental utopian community.

September 12, 2011

 

The old cabin

Aspiring Towards Utopia: Blue Spring Community

New Harmony was not the only community in the state to be inspired by the utopian visions of 19th-century social reformer Robert Owen.

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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