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September 2021

Black Owenites: Cooperation and the Long Civil Rights Movement

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Historic New Harmony, 603 West St.
New Harmony, IN 46731 United States
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Although not widely recognized, there is a long history of African American experimentation with cooperatives modeled after Robert Owen’s utopian communities. In Mound Bayou, Mississippi, an all-black town modeled on Owen’s utopian ideas, cooperatives thrived and the town served as a refuge for Black activists throughout the civil rights movement. In the early twentieth century W.E.B. DuBois became a major proponent of cooperatives, founding the Negro Cooperative Guild in 1918 and traveling the country promoting them. With the advent of…

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October 2021

No Digital Weekend

October 2 - October 3

A little time away from the computer, internet, email, Facebook, Twitter, video games, and other bright flashy things are needed from time to time. Your eyes and your brain deserve a break. Not to mention your entire body. When we think about how much technology we use every day and how much it controls our lives, you can see that a little distance from those things may be in order. There has been a flood of studies over the years…

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Water/Ways Opening Reception

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Atheneum Visitors Center, 401 N. Arthur Street
New Harmony , IN 47631 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the Smithsonian in New Harmony! A ribbon cutting ceremony will occur at 10 a.m. with a reception and light refreshments to follow. Water/Ways will be on exhibit October 2-November 14 at the Atheneum. For more information on this exhibit, please visit USI.edu/waterways. Water/Ways has been made possible in Indiana by Indiana Humanities. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main…

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Wonderful Wabash with Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Water/Ways

October 23 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Historic New Harmony, 603 West St.
New Harmony, IN 46731 United States
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$10

The 7th Annual Wonderful Wabash is taking a new route this year! Join us on Saturday, October 23rd for the 7th annual Wonderful Wabash Canoe Event. This year we are partnering with Historic New Harmony and USI to feature the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition Water/Ways. The route will start at the boat launch under the I64 Bridge on the Illinois side. We will stop at a sand bar partway for a break and educational presentations. We will end…

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November 2021

Along the Wabash with Susanne Schwibs

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Atheneum Visitors Center, 401 N. Arthur Street
New Harmony , IN 47631 United States
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Behold the beauty of Indiana's most famous and historic river! Journey back in time to when the lands around the Wabash River were America's Western frontier - a world as wild as it was beautiful. Meet the people and places that make up the river's rich history. Produced for Indiana's Bicentennial celebration in 2016, this film tells the story of Indiana's state river, following its course from the headwaters in Ohio to its end new New Harmony. Immediately following the…

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