The Ohio History Connection Archaeology Team. From left to right: Brad Lepper, Linda Pansing, Juli Six (kneeling), Kellie Rogers, Bill Pickard (with the great hat). Thanks to our colleague Jamie Glavic for taking the team portrait with our buttery state artifact in the background.
The Ohio History Connection Archaeology Team went to the Ohio State Fair at lunch today to marvel at the Adena Effigy Pipe butter sculpture! And to eat Fair food, of course! (The funnel cake was scrumptious!) Just in case you needed a good excuse to go to the fair this year (as if funnel cake wasn’t a good enough reason), it’s worth the trip just to experience this masterpiece of folk art up close and personal. Oh yeah, there are 14 additional butter sculptures representing a variety of other symbols of Ohio. I’m sure they’re great, too. A team of sculptors used a ton (literally) of butter and spent 500 hours creating this wonderful tribute to Ohio. Brad Lepper