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  1. 3rd Thursday at Hoovers/Iowa's Communal Utopias

    May 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Urbandale Public Library

    TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT, CLICK THE LINK BELOW: Urbandale Public Library is pleased to continue our partnership with the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for the monthly 3rd Thursday at the Hoover's live webinar series! This month's event will provide 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 Cydesdale Colony, Communia, and many more. The presentation will provide some details about specific communal groups, and a general overview of different communal movements in American history and how they influenced community builders on the Iowa frontier, and beyond. About the presenter:  Peter Hoehnle is an Amana native who received his graduate degrees from Iowa State University. He has published widely on American communal societies, including volumes on Amana and the Shakers, served as President of the Communal Studies Association and as a past editor of the journal Communal Societies.