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The building is interesting, but the free museum on the second floor is a must see. It is Like the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is if the Victorian era and quite beautiful. It's the longest operating library in... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Judy T
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is interesting, but the free museum on the second floor is a must see. It is Like the attic for stuff from Posey County and the Town of New Harmony. It is an eclectic collection, but there is something for everyone. This building...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The building is if the Victorian era and quite beautiful. It's the longest operating library in the state. Upstairs you will find a museum of odds and ends from train to shoes to pure oddities. It is well worth a visit.

Thank Judy T
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

While in New Harmony do not miss stopping by. It is both a library and a museum. The people working there were extremely helpful.

Thank frankhoustonTexas
Reviewed December 10, 2017

This attraction is well worth a visit. In addition to being the longest continuously operating library in the state, it has a great local museum upstairs with lots of oddities and history. It is very much a local enterprise with the exception of a geologic...More

Thank kytraveler800
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

A must-see while in New Harmony. The Victorian Era has always intrigued me, so I could have spent a weekend in this building alone. In addition to being a circulating library, up a grand staircase you'll find an art collection and Victorian laboratory filled with...More

Thank sheenagh
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is the oldest continually operating library in the state of Indiana. It still operates as a library and meeting hall on the first floor with a museum on the second floor. The museum contains a wide variety of artifacts, everything from fossils, clothing and...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum with lots of odds and ends. Interesting history of the town. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank beerstl
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The history of New Harmony is reflected in so many places there but the Working Men's Institute is a great way to learn even more! The museum on the upper floor is small but quite interesting and the library offers a wide range of reading...More

Thank rlewis702
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

This historic jewel of New Harmony is the oldest public library in the state. WMI also serves as an excellent eclectic museum, containing collections of past residents, artwork, natural science and historic artifacts, and furniture. The building and many of its fixtures are beautifully restored....More

Thank AaronWilliams
Reviewed July 19, 2016

This museum/library/community space is so neat! It looks like you just walked into someone's private quirky museum of oddities from around the world. To list everything would be impossible, but world class European paintings, to WWI Machine guns, to crocodile heads... it's just such a...More

Thank Porthos7
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