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“Kunstfest” New Harmony Weekend Auto Tour
September 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT$20.00
CIR’s “Kunstfest” New Harmony Weekend is back!
New Harmony, Indiana is a special place and our CIR New Harmony “Kunstfest” Weekend is a very special event.
CIR’s New Harmony “Kunstfest” Weekend Auto Tour will be brought back this year on September 18-19, 2021 after a five-year hiatus. Kunstfest is New Harmony’s annual German arts, crafts, food and music festival and is their largest and most popular festival of the year. “Kunst” means art in German.
New Harmony is an Indiana State Museum Historic Site and supported by the Lilly Foundation, Ball Foundation, Baffler Trust and the University of Southern Indiana. New Harmony was the location in 1814 where Hamonists from Harmony, Pennsylvania tried to establish a Utopian Society. They created many permanent structures that have all been restored and preserved and further established the first public school and public library and promoted women’s rights a hundred years before anyone else thought about it. Their experiment eventually failed and they returned to Pennsylvania. Then a Scottish philanthropist, Robert Owen, tried to create another Utopian Society of intellectuals, educators and progressives. Their experiment also failed, but their contributions to American Society are still felt to this day, nationwide.
Modern Atheneum & Visitor’s Center with 200 yr. old Historic Log Cabins
Recently restored Philip Johnson’s 1960 Roofless Church
New Cathedral Labyrinth patterned after the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France
CIR’s weekend starts on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9 AM with Registration at Gray Bros. Cafeteria parking lot, just south of Mooresville off Ind. 67 South. Driver’s Meeting is at 9:30 AM and leaving at 10 AM sharp for the three-hour scenic drive to New Harmony via Ind. 67 So. and Ind. 57 So. Arriving in New Harmony at noon (Central Time – we gain an hour) for lunch on your own at the Kunstfest festival, optional $10/person group-guided afternoon walking tours (golf cart rental available) at 1 PM of Historic New Harmony sites, 6 PM Saturday dinner at the award-winning Red Geranium Restaurant in the Tillich Room overlooking Swan Lake and Saturday night $99 Porsche Club Group Rate overnight accommodations at the contemporary New Harmony Inn in their Shaker-Style Rosebank wing (22 Premium King Bed rooms held under “Porsche Club”).
Sunday Ohio River Lunch at the new The Landing, Newburgh, IN
Sunday St. Meinrad’s Archabbey brother-monk guided tour
Sunday, Sept. 19 morning breakfast at 9 AM is on your own at the Red Geranium Restaurant and an informal Attendee’s Choice Porsche Car Show in the Red Geranium parking lot at 10 AM with locally-made pottery trophies for the top three cars, oldest and long distance awards and then we leave New Harmony at noon for a scenic 1 hr. drive along the Evansville Riverfront Esplanade to a 1 PM group lunch in Historic Newburgh at the new The Landings gastropub along the Ohio River. After lunch, there is a 1 hr. very scenic sports car drive to the spectacular St. Meinrad’s Archabbey (there are only 2 in the US) for an included (and entertaining) brother monk-guided walking tour of the Archabbey – you will think you are in Bavaria, Germany! The weekend ends at 5 PM Central Time (6 PM Eastern) with a 2 1/2 hr. all-Interstate drive back to Indy via I-64 E. & I-65 N. to I-465.
Latest News: Southern Indiana Region (Evansville) members will be joining us for their own car show at the Red Geranium parking lot on Sunday morning! They had a big turnout 5 years ago of 15 cars! Some may even join us for lunch at The Landing in Newburgh. Please welcome our southern neighbors!
Register now below for a weekend you won’t forget down in “The Toe of Indiana”! Only $20/person Auto Tour Registration Fee. Go for one day or two. $10/person/day.
Bob & Brigitta Snider, Tourmeisters
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-760-2579 cell
New Harmony Inn Premium Lakeview King Bed Room with patio or balcony & electric fireplace
Hotel Accommodations: New Harmony Inn 800-782-8605 or 812-682-4431 and Press 2 for room reservations. Tell them you are with the Porsche Club to get our $99 Group Discount Rate and choose your room type for Saturday, Sept. 18. Courtyard View or Lakeview, Electric Fireplaces, patios or balconies and Loft rooms are all available in the Rosebank building. Elevators and all rooms are non-smoking.
Attendees List (updated manually, periodically):
Bob & Brigitta Snider/Muncie
Rob & Judy Fike/Spencer
David Weaver & Ellen Meagher/Indy
Ron Jones & Chris St. Paul/Carmel
Keith Taylor & Nancy Marren/Indy
Tom & Ann Spotts/Muncie
Randy & Cindi Faunce/New Palestine
Arvind Natarajan/Munster/Chicago Region PCA
Michael Trout & Mary Koloroutus/Urbana, IL