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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

ArchiCamp cancelled

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Children during a previous ArchiCamp.
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Missy Parkison
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Historic New Harmony
Historic New Harmony's ArchiCamp, scheduled for July 15-16, 2011, has been cancelled. For more information, contact Missy Parkison, community engagement manager for Historic New Harmony, at 812/682-4488 or

Previously (May 12, 2011):

Based on the successful model of the children's architecture program created with partner Indiana Landmarks, Historic New Harmony will offer a two-day, overnight ArchiCamp for adult/child teams in New Harmony, Indiana, Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, 2011.

Campers will tour New Harmony, experiencing its unique architecture and exploring concepts of community and urban planning. They will learn about principles of sustainable construction and co-housing and create a town model, with New Harmony as inspiration. An added dimension this year will be the overnight at the MacLeod Barn Abbey, allowing more time for campers to experience New Harmony, past and present.

Guest instructors for this year's ArchiCamp include Dr. Matthew Hanka and Kenneth Schuette. Hanka is assistant professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Southern Indiana. He earned a Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Louisville in 2009. Hanka's research interests include housing, urban politics and policy, community development, comparative urban development, neighborhood housing dynamics, green cities, government reorganization, historic preservation, and economic development.

Schuette is clinical professor of landscape architecture at Purdue University and an architect. His areas of expertise are architecture and historic preservation. Recent publications focus on the impact of ancient geometry on the built environment. Schuette has a home in New Harmony and has brought national renown to Historic New Harmony's Lenz Garden and Cathedral Labyrinth.

ArchiCamp is a recipient of the American Association for State and Local Leadership in History Award, and is sponsored by Historic New Harmony, Indiana Landmarks, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Indiana Landmarks developed the ArchiCamp program to encourage school-age children to use their imaginations and powers of observation while learning about history, architecture, and restoration. Historic New Harmony is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts supporting a house design competition and associated programs, such as the expansion of ArchiCamp, in celebration of New Harmony's bicentennial in 2014.

This year's program is for children 10-12 years old and a parent or guardian. Cost for participation in the program is $150 per adult/child team, and includes lodging, meals and snacks, materials, tours, and souvenirs. The number of participants is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

For more information, contact Missy Parkison, community engagement manager for Historic New Harmony, at 812/682-4488 or

To register, visit The course number is HNH 275. Please submit one registration per adult/child team in the parent's or guardian's name with information about the child's age entered on the form.

Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. For more information, go to

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