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Social Alchemy Listening Party-Father George Rapp

April 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Some call him a cult leader, some call him a religious leader. An alchemist and successful business man, Father George Rapp set the stage for the future of Indiana when he purchased 20,000 acres of land in Southern Indiana to build New Harmony. Learn more about this man and the myths behind him through the eyes of author Marguerite Young, Jim Walker and Shauta Marsh. With music and sound design from Andy Fry, you won’t want to miss this audio masterpiece.
In this episode of Social Alchemy, we follow religious leader from the early 1800s, Father George Rapp’s mystical — and often tragic — journey, some of it in New Harmony, Indiana toward a heavenly utopia of his own design. Social Alchemy is an ongoing series of in-person and on-air events and programs by the nonprofit arts organization Big Car Collaborative that explores subjects and themes surrounding utopia and dystopia.
Encore April 10, at noon.
Special thanks to Aaron Scamihorn for the illustration.
Our partners in the Social Alchemy Project are: University of Southern Indiana (USI), Historic New Harmony, Indiana State Museum and Pattern Magazine.
The series — including this show produced by and airing first on 99.1 WQRT Indianapolis — is made possible with the support of Indiana Humanities and the Efroymson Family Fund.


April 7, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm