Tag Archives: Inspiring Places

Roofless Church

The Roofless Church is an open space surrounded by a brick wall. It’s most prominent feature is a dome covered in cedar shingles that covers a statue by Jacques Lipchitz. There are other sculptures by prominent artists, including Stephen De Staebler, both inside and outside the wall; as well as a small, quiet garden with benches for contemplation. A balcony with stone benches provides a beautiful frame for the natural world outside. Continue reading

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The Atheneum Visitor Center

Notable for its light and clean spaces, the Atheneum is a three story building with a long ramp and overlaying grids that provide beautiful views of the town, Wabash river and surrounding countryside from just about anywhere inside, and on the spacious viewing deck on the roof. It was designed so that visitors can take a specific path through the building and then emerge into New Harmony itself. Continue reading

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Carol’s Garden and the Fountain of Life

Carol’s Garden is a small park designed by Jane Owen in remembrance of her daughter Carol as a place where visitors are encouraged to engage in quiet contemplation and remembrance. Continue reading

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Cathedral Labyrinth

New Harmony’s Cathedral Labyrinth is a recreation of the 13th century Chartres Labyrinth in France. The original was used as a substitute for a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands. Today, it is intended as a tool for meditation, spiritual deepening, creativity, or other forms of inspiration. Continue reading

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Hovey Lake

Hovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common to see a nice variety of wildlife, especially herons. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake. Continue reading

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