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New Harmony in Posey County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

New Harmony Workingmen's Institute

 
 
Side 'One' - - New Harmony Workingmen's Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 2, 2011
1. Side 'One' - - New Harmony Workingmen's Institute Marker
Inscription.
Side One

William Maclure and other intellectuals came to New Harmony 1826 to join Robert Owen's utopian experiment. Maclure established the Workingmen's Institute 1838 to serve as model of self-education for laborers. Operated in various New Harmony sites until construction of this Romanesque style building 1894.

Side Two

This is the last remaining workingmen's library of 144 in 89 Indiana counties sponsored by Maclure's bequest. It still serves as library, archives, and museum and is oldest continuously operating public library in the state. Part of National Historic Landmark Historic District designated 1966.
 
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Workingmen's Institute. (Marker Number 65.2001.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 7.735′ N, 87° 56.164′ W. Marker is in New Harmony, Indiana, in Posey County. Marker is on Tavern Street west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 West Tavern Street, New Harmony IN 47631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Side 'Two' - - New Harmony Workingmen's Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 2, 2011
2. Side 'Two' - - New Harmony Workingmen's Institute Marker
. New Harmony, Indiana (1814-1827) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named New Harmony (about 400 feet away); David Dale Owen (about 400 feet away); Rappite Community House No. 2 (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named New Harmony (about 600 feet away); New Harmony Area Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet away); In Perfect Harmony (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maclure Park Bandstand (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Harmony.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkNotable Places
 
Wide View - - New Harmony Workingmen's Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 2, 2011
3. Wide View - - New Harmony Workingmen's Institute Marker
New Harmony Workingmen's Institute Library & Museum Building image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 2, 2011
4. New Harmony Workingmen's Institute Library & Museum Building
Sign - - New Harmony Workingmen's Institute image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 2, 2011
5. Sign - - New Harmony Workingmen's Institute
What is It ? ? It sets in front of the Workingmen's Institute . . image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 2, 2011
6. What is It ? ? It sets in front of the Workingmen's Institute . .
It looks like a W.W.I fieldpiece of some nature - having a 1917 date on its breach end. See following photo
#2 - - What is It ? ? It sets in front of the Workingmen's Institute . . image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 2, 2011
7. #2 - - What is It ? ? It sets in front of the Workingmen's Institute . .
#3 - What is It ? ? It sets in front of the Workingmen's Institute . . image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 2, 2011
8. #3 - What is It ? ? It sets in front of the Workingmen's Institute . .
 
 
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