Third Thursday at Hoover’s – Iowa’s Communal Utopias

Third Thursday at Hoover's - Iowa's Communal Utopias

May 20, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room A


A sweeping overview of different attempts by Iowans to create their own form of utopia, featuring   the Iowa Pioneer Phalanx, Salburia, the Amana Colonies, the Icarian Communities, the Clydesdale Colony, Communia and many more. Learn about different communal movements in American history and their influence on community builders on the Iowa frontier, and beyond.

Presented by Peter Hoehnle, an Amana native who received his graduate degrees from Iowa State University.

Advance registration is required for this FREE virtual event. Contact the Reference Desk to view with us in Room A or pre-register to view from home.

This event is free and open to the public. Face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs.