Iowa's Communal Utopias

2021-04-21 18:29:35

The JKPL has partnered with the Hoover Presidential Library to present their 3rd Thursday Virtual Programs! Join us this month as Peter Hoehnle presents a sweeping overview of different attempts by Iowans to create their own form of utopia.  This presentation will  feature the Iowa Pioneer Phalanx, Salburia, the Amana Colonies, the Icarian Communities, the Clydesdale Colony, Communia, and many more. This talk 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. Advance registration for the program is required so please register at