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Witness ancient brilliance in each of the Hopewell earthworks

A memorable and enriching experience

9 feb | News

The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks were featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Hear from Dr. Brad Lepper, senior archaeologist at the Ohio History Connection and Dr. John Low, director of the Newark Earthworks Center and citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.

4 jan | News

The Ohio History Connection is seeking a qualified independent consulting firm for the purposes of conducting a feasibility study for Ohio’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks. For more information and how to apply, please refer to the linked document below. Proposals are due Monday, January 29. Request for Proposals for a… Read More

15 oct | News

The Newark Earthworks, and six other connected sites in Ohio, were recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, the first such listing in Ohio. On Sunday, October 15, a commemoration was held in Newark to mark that occasion. A formal ceremony was held at the Great Circle on Hebron Road. Both Jeff Hall, the… Read More

19 oct | News

On Saturday, October 14, over 600 people gathered at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. They were there to celebrate the creative genius of the American Indian people we now call the Hopewell culture, who designed and constructed earthen mounds and earthworks in southern Ohio along the banks and tributaries of the Scioto River. Among the… Read More

19 sept | News

On Sept. 19, the 21 countries on the UNESCO World Heritage Committee issued their decision to inscribe Ohio’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks as the United States’ 25th addition to the World Heritage List. The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, which include five locations managed by the National Park Service and three managed by the Ohio History Connection, were… Read More

1 sept | News

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Eight of Ohio’s prehistoric monumental earthworks built 2,000 years ago by Native Americans are poised to become Ohio’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Five of the earthworks sites are managed by the National Park Service, and three are managed by the Ohio History Connection; collectively they are named the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthwork…. Read More