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Division of Outreach and Engagement University of Southern Indiana Winter 2012 • Issue One Volume Three Historic New Harmony: Embracing connections abroad with New Lanark World Heritage Site Prepared by Cady Tabeling, intern with Historic New Harmony Housed in USI’s Division of Outreach and Engagement, Historic New Harmony serves as an experiential learning campus, connecting students, faculty, and visitors from near and far to its utopian legacy. The mission of Historic New Harmony is to preserve this legacy, inspiring innovation and progressive thought through programs and collections. Over the years, Historic New Harmony has offered a variety of occasions for student and faculty engagement through service learning, outreach and engagement faculty fellowships, funding of research through the Endowment for New Harmony Studies, internships, and student worker positions. Through further cultivation of a collaborative relationship with New Lanark World Heritage Site in New Lanark, Scotland, Historic New Harmony is creating opportunities for international internships, co-ops, and study abroad. In October 2011, Historic New Harmony welcomed Jane Masters, heritage manager, and Anysley Gough, education and access officer, from New Lanark World Heritage Site. Located in Southern Scotland, New Lanark World Heritage Site is a restored 18th century cotton mill village and famous model industrial community. During their visit, Masters and Gough met with USI faculty and students and New Harmony community members and shared ideas for collaboration. These encounters have helped build appreciation for the relationships between USI, Historic New Harmony, and New Lanark, as well as developing new points of engagement for students, faculty, and community members. Our hopes for collaboration with Historic New Harmony are that we can develop an ongoing intern and exchange program that is of mutual benefit to New Lanark, Historic New Harmony, and the University of Southern Indiana. We also plan to work together and share knowledge of our combined heritage and collections.” —Jane Masters Heritage Manager New Lanark World Heritage Site 1 The Historic New Harmony staff includes: back row, left to right: Amanda Bryden, collections manager; Christine Crews, administrative associate; Sara Rhoades, senior gallery associate; MeLissa Williams, visitor services coordinator; and Connie Weinzapfel, director. Front row, left to right: John Busch, lead maintenance mechanic; Missy Parkison, community engagement manager; Patrick Munchel; grounds maintenance; and Heather Baldus, assistant collections manager. The visit from Masters and Gough provided an opportunity to explore ways to deepen the connection between New Harmony and New Lanark. This connection centers on the life and work of Robert Owen. Owen continued the innovative work he began in New Lanark in New Harmony by bringing progressive notions of community to the Southern Indiana town he purchased from George Rapp and the Harmonists in 1824. Masters and Gough are currently working with Historic New Harmony to engage USI’s first intern in New Lanark this summer. This collaboration aligns with USI and Historic New Harmony’s strategic goal to enhance experiential learning opportunities through global communities and will provide a unique means to realize this goal. The competitive internship, coordinated through USI’s International Programs and Services, will include roundtrip airfare, room and board, USI credit, and program costs. A faculty mentor also will receive funding to conduct an onsite program evaluation/observation for up to two weeks. Work experience will be available across areas related to the operation and management of the world heritage site. For photos and more information about Masters’ and Gough’s personal experience during their stay in New Harmony, visit www., tag “New Harmony”. More information on New Lanark World Heritage Site is available online at www. Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Additional information about Historic New Harmony is available by calling 812/682-4488 or visiting USI is a fantastic campus with excellent facilities and opportunities for students. The staff is extremely friendly and interested in collaborative working. The partnership it holds with Historic New Harmony is quite unique and something that appears to be well valued.” —Anysley Gough Education and Access Officer New Lanark World Heritage Site

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