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