The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! Join us Davenport Public Library Hosting 'Communal Utopia' ProgramThursday, May 20th at 6:00 pm for “Iowa’s Communal Utopia’s” with Peter Hoehnle. To register, please visit

This virtual presentation offers a sweeping overview of different attempts by Iowans to create their own form of utopia, beginning featuring 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.

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This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit or call the library at (563) 326-7832.


Davenport Public Library Hosting 'Communal Utopia' Program
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.