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Historic New Harmony

Keeping our Visitors and Staff Safe: COVID 19 Statement from USI

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Southern Indiana has enacted safety measures for campus and other University properties.

All employees, other than limited personnel authorized to be on campus, are working remotely through July 5th (This is subject to change).

All special events, conferences, meetings and classes hosted by Historic New Harmony and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, as well as programs hosted by outside organizations at these sites, are canceled through August 14. This includes events at all property owned or leased by the University of Southern Indiana.

The Atheneum Visitors Center and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will re-open when the remote work order ends and USI staff are allowed to return to campus or respective New Harmony sites. In following with the University guidance for events, the 1 p.m. daily tour and any special tours of the Historic New Harmony properties are suspended through August 14. Self-guided walking tour booklets will be for sale at the Atheneum Museum Shop when it re-opens.

The safety of the residents, visitors and staff is of the utmost importance to the University of Southern Indiana and we appreciate your understanding during this time. For full details and up to date information on the University’s response, please visit https://www.usi.edu/covid-19 or email the Historic New Harmony office at harmony@usi.edu.

About New Harmony

Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. By preserving its utopian legacy, Historic New Harmony inspires innovation and progressive thought through its programs & collections.

In 1985, the University of Southern Indiana assumed management of Historic New Harmony, encouraging cultural and educational programs, while maintaining historic properties. Within the USI Foundation, the Historic New Harmony Advisory Board supports the mission of Historic New Harmony.

Today, as a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Historic New Harmony realizes its mission of preserving New Harmony’s utopian legacy by inspiring innovation and progressive thought through its programs and collections. This work expands the original intent of the university’s involvement in New Harmony, which was to nurture this living laboratory for ideas - a place where students and teachers, tourists and scholars, leaders and seekers, can come together to experience, explore, and create.

Opportunities for collaboration among USI faculty, staff, students and New Harmony are facilitated by Historic New Harmony, a department within the division of Outreach and Engagement. These opportunities include the development of research projects and service learning courses, internships, and experiential learning in New Harmony. Funding is available through the New Harmony Outreach and Engagement Fund and the Endowment for New Harmony Studies. Temporary office space and overnight accommodations are available to visiting scholars. Custom retreats for groups and organizations are developed by USI's Center for Human Resource Development in partnership with Historic New Harmony.

Safely Enjoying New Harmony and Surrounding Attractions

The town of New Harmony and its amazing collection of shops, restaurants and outdoor spaces are open for business. Here are a few suggestions for a wonderful (and safe) day in Utopia!

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