One hundred years ago this month, two groups of colonists from Llano del Rio made the trip to Stables, Louisiana from the Antelope Valley in California. In honor of this centennial, artist Karyl Newman will travel to New Llano to share her fieldwork, research, events and exhibits organized at sites around the desert ruins of “the most important non-religious Utopian experiment in western American history” – California State Historic Preservation Office. As the 2016-2017 Archibald Hanna Visitng Research Fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, she continues to make discoveries using clues from the Walter Millsap Papers in the Paul Kagan Utopian Communities Collection while seeking out relatives of comrades and their private collections. The Mojave location offers no historic marker and Newman looks forward to learning from Louisiana and the Museum of the New Llano Colony. In lieu of a brick and mortar base for ongoing utopian studies in Llano, please explore the ON ALL Day digital exhibit made possible by a grant from California Humanities at http://bit.ly/4AllonLlano.
Date: February 3, 2018
placekeeping | Public Humanities
Date: June 17, 2017
Start date: March 10, 2017
End date: March 26, 2017
Location: The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts
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