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$2 Million Headed to Historic New Harmony


The grant from Lilly Endowment will make way for a permanent exhibit and an interfaith festival

The Lilly Endowment is awarding $2 million to Historic New Harmony. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The funding will support Historic New Harmony’s Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative.

The $2 million will go toward the restoration and renovation of two historic buildings to be used as exhibition and programming space.

The space will house a permanent exhibit detailing the religious history of New Harmony and creation of community engagement programming, including a multi-day interfaith festival.

The five-year grant also funds the development of a Collections and Exhibition Curator and USI student fellowship to work with exhibition design and programming.

New Harmony was the site of two 19th century utopian communities, founded in 1814.

In 1985, USI assumed management of Historic New Harmony, encouraging cultural and educational programs, while maintaining historic properties.