The Adena Effigy Pipe is one of Ohio’s most famous artifacts – a human effigy connects us with Ohio’s past and bridges the gulf of time between ancient American Indian cultures and the present day. It was discovered on the estate of Thomas Worthington, Ohio’s sixth governor who is often referred to as the “Father of Statehood”, and has become a hallmark of the Adena culture.
Students from the Columbus School for Girls partnered with Ohio legislators to honor the Adena Effigy Pipe by officially naming it the State Artifact of Ohio. What began as a classroom learning exercise turned into Ohio House Bill 501 (HB501), which received bipartisan sponsorship, made its way through the legislature, and is now a law.
Learn more about the Adena Pipe in this article from TIMELINE.