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In May 1815 the last of the Harmonists who had remained behind until the sale of their town in Pennsylvania was completed departed for their new town along the Wabash River.
The settlement also began to attract new arrivals, including emigrants from Germany such as members of Rapp's congregation from Wurttemberg, many of whom expected the Harmonists to pay for their passage to America.
In June, Robert Owen left William in New Harmony while he traveled east to continue promoting his model community and returned to Scotland, where he sold his interests in the New Lanark textile mills and arranged financial support for his wife and two daughters, who chose to remain in Scotland.
While the Owenite social experiment was an economic failure two years after it began, the community made some important contributions to American society.These structures, along with others related to the Owenite community, are included in the New Harmony Historic District.Contemporary additions to the town include the Roofless Church and Atheneum.Owen, his twenty-two-year-old son, William, and his Scottish friend Donald Mc Donald sailed to the United States in 1824 to purchase a site to implement Owen's vision for "a New Moral World" of happiness, enlightenment, and prosperity through education, science, technology, and communal living.
Owen believed his utopian community would create a "superior social, intellectual and physical environment" based on his ideals of social reform.While many of the town's new arrivals had a sincere interest in making it a success, the experiment also attracted "crackpots, free-loaders, and adventurers whose presence in the town made success unlikely."24, 1825: "I doubt whether those who have been comfortable and content in their old mode of life, will find an increase of enjoyment when they come here.