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New Harmony

At the beginning of the 19th century, Utopian communities spread across Europe and the United States. The idea was to create almost self-sufficient agriculture-based communities of a few dozens or hundreds families which would live happily through education, science, art, and communal living. Each individual was supposed to be able to develop fully as a human being.

New Harmony was founded in 1814 by George Rapp. The land was later sold to Scottish industrialist Robert Owen. Almost 600 people lived there. Lesueur settled in New Harmony in 1826, introduced by William Maclure, Robert Owen's major business partner at the time. Lesueur dedicated his time to establish natural history collections to teach the younger members of the community. In order to carry out this project, Lesueur visited the neighbouring states of Indiana, including Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.

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Muséum d'histoire naturelle
Place du Vieux Marché
76600 LE HAVRE
Phone : +33(0)2 35 41 37 28
museum@lehavre.fr

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to 2PM to 76PM

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