Buildings in historic New Harmony, Indiana
Small-town Nostalgia Updated 27 March 2001 URL is /harmony/harmony2.html
Buildings in New Harmony, Indiana
(I just poured my heart into this site about my first trip to New Harmony. I am not an official representative of anything. Sandra Weinhardt, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Go ahead. Open the gate. Explore. But first get your pass at the Atheneum down by the river, the big white modern building which will welcome you with a short movie, a gift shop, comfort stations and all the information you could want. The pass tells you which houses have guides available. Not all are open all the time. See everything you possibly can!
Newly restored, the Granary was the site of prodigious natural history research in the Owen era. Not open to the public when I was there, but explained by the guide at the Workingman’s Institute.
You may be hard pressed to tell which buildings are private homes. Fortunately, some have signs.
So many buildings, so little time! Plan to stay overnight, so you can see everything. We stayed right in New Harmony in the Inn, in the most interesting setting, reminiscent of the Harmonist culture. You will never forget the beautiful poplar wood used in the floors, doors, and furniture. Informational tidbit: there are now TV sets in the bedrooms of the Inn, which used to be a place of silent reflection. You don’t have to switch the TV on, of course!
The universities put on plays and concerts here. A fascinating restoration.
The log portion is a summer kitchen from the days of the Utopians.
Find the charming Carol Owen Coleman memorial garden, where you are welcome with your child and your little dog too.
Find this cannon and learn whose boat it hit by accident.
Find out why the streets seem so oddly named!
Find these two embdens in Tillich Park behind the hotel.
Find this peace sculpture honoring all who died too young.
Find this gorgeous roof downtown.
Don’t be fooled by the small size of downtown. There are antiques galore, garden shops, bookstores, places to eat and explore. There is a working drugstore in case you forget your sunblock. Maybe you would like to leave your ratrace and open a shop here, eh?
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- On page 1 are miscellaneous bits and Corey and many New Harmony internet links.
- Awesome Buildings (you are here)
- Workingman’s Institute
- Nature loves New Harmony
You may also enjoy my site for the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva, Indiana, an early home of the awesome author, naturalist, filmmaker, ecologist and photography inventor, Gene Stratton-Porter.
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