Arts & History

The Harmony Area Historical Society hosts various temporary and permanent exhibits at both the Visitor and Community Centers here in Harmony. Learn about karst geology at the Harmony Visitor Center and learn how sink holes are created at the interpretive site on the bike trail.

The Historical Society is helping to preserve the rich heritage of Harmony with a display at the Harmony Community Center. View graduating class photos, awards and trophies from the early 1900s to the consolidation in 1994.

In nearby Burr Oak, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum offers seasonal tours of one of the childhood homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder. This iconic American author and her family lived in Burr Oak in the 1870’s, and it is the birthplace of her sister, Grace.

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Hobo Camp at Harmony Trailhead Park

Woodcarving Art has a significant presence in Harmony with large pieces displayed throughout our town.

These woodcarvings are the work of artist Stanley ‘Slim’ Maroushek of Harmony. Slim’s vision was to create a walking art tour in downtown Harmony to encourage visitors and residents to enjoy a walk downtown, view local art and visit our downtown businesses. The statues can be found displayed in our downtown and on the bike trail.

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Currently four carved musicians are completed and displayed in downtown Harmony. The Musicians of Harmony series speaks to the diverse heritage of Harmony through Folk Art Style Pieces. Other large pieces can be found in Harmony, including a life-size Nativity Scene on display during the Christmas season, which was commissioned by local residents.

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