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Mobile audio art tours now available in New Harmony

October 23, 2012 |
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Fountain of Commitment, located in Church Park at the corner of West Street and Church Street, is the final stop on the Public Art Walking Tour of New Harmony.
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Historic New Harmony is excited to offer a new tour option. You may notice small tour stop signs around town near works of public art. The new Public Art Walking Tour of New Harmony includes 25 pieces representative of the breadth and quality of public art in town.

The tour is provided by OnCell Systems, a platform for mobile tours. By calling the number on the stop sign, you will be able to access Historic New Harmony’s tour. You can start at any of the stops and can stay connected to the tour as you walk through town, or you can hang up and call back into the tour as often as you like. This tour is cosponsored by the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation.

Once you have accessed the tour, you will hear a greeting and be prompted to enter a stop number on the tour. The stops on the Public Art Walking Tour begin with STOP 4, the Cathedral Labyrinth and Sacred Garden. Printed information about the tour, including a list of stops, is available at the Atheneum, 401 N. Arthur Street.

If you are using a smart phone, you will receive a text with a link to the mobile version of the tour once you dial in. This version includes audio, photos, and text. You can also download an app from the iPhone App Store or from Google Play. The audio portion of the tour is available to all cell phone users (your phone does not have to be data enabled). Standard cell phone rates apply.

If you have any questions about the tour or the location of the stops, please contact Missy Parkison, community engagement manager for Historic New Harmony, at 812/682-4488 or mparkison@usi.edu. Comments about the tour can be left while listening by pressing *0. We welcome your feedback and hope this new tour option facilitates wider sharing of the amazing public art we enjoy in New Harmony.

Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. 

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Evansville, Indiana 47712 Phone 812/464-8600
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