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January 11, 2024

Monthly Archaeology Tour

Take a walk through the museum and grounds of Fort Ancient with archaeologist Bill Kennedy of the Ohio History Connection. This walking tour gives an overview of pre-contact American Indians in and at Fort Ancient: one of the most outstanding and best preserved Hopewell earthworks. Please meet in the lobby in front of the museum […]

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January 11, 2024

Summer Solstice Sunrise At Fort Ancient

Join Fort Ancient in welcoming the first day of summer through this exciting program of observing the sunrise as the Ancient people did 2,000 years ago. Watch the sunrise between two walls of earth when aligning yourself between the earthen wall and a stone covered mound. Free admission until 10 a.m.

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January 4, 2024

Adena Pottery

Interested in pottery? This is the program for you! Create a clay vessel using self-hardening clay and the coil method of construction similar to how the Adena Culture did 3,000 years ago. Participants will learn how the Adena smoothed the walls of the pots they made using stones and shells. There will be examples available […]

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January 4, 2024

Mask Making with Nature

Participants will use bark and other natural objects to make a 3-dimensional creation of animals, birds and insects. We will be using glue, paint and other mixed media to create these realistic or fantasy constructions. Pre-registration required. $10 supply fee. General site admission applies for non-members. Regular site admission: $7/Adults, $6/Children (6-17) and Seniors (60+). […]

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January 4, 2024

Getting to the Root of the Matter

This is an informative study of medicinal plants used by American Indians around Ft. Ancient. As we revitalize our medicinal garden this year with new and different species, we will explore the vast knowledge of American Indian peoples in regards to how plants help humans. Did you know that Red Willow has the same natural […]

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January 4, 2024

Animals from Nature

Participants will use bark and other natural objects to make a 3 dimensional creation of animals, birds, insects etc. We will be using glue, paint, and other mixed media to create these realistic or fantasy constructions. Pre-registration required. $5.00 supply fee General site admission applies for non-members. Regular site admission: $7/Adults, $6/Children (6-17) and Seniors […]

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January 4, 2024

Maple Syrup–Tap That

In this program, staff will give a brief discussion of the history of maple syrup, as well as instruction on the whole process of making this sweet treat. The program will include a brief discussion of Native, colonial, traditional and modern techniques of creating maple syrup, as well as a display of historic techniques showing […]

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December 28, 2023

MEMBER VIP: Ohio Quilts from Settlement to 1860

Join us for this members-only webinar that provides a glimpse into the Ohio History Connection’s collection of historic quilts. History Curator and Curatorial Department Manager Becky Preiss Odom, PhD, will be sharing quilts and the history of quilting from settlement to 1860.

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December 28, 2023

MEMBER VIP: Get to Know Cedar Bog Nature Preserve

Join us on Tues., Sept. 24 for this members-only webinar. We’ll be joined by Madison Brown, Cedar Bog preserve manager, for an in-depth look at the history of the site and why it’s home to 40 percent of the rare and endangered species in Ohio. Come learn what makes this place so special!

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December 28, 2023

MEMBER VIP: Get to Know Fort Ancient Earthworks & Nature Preserve

Join us on Tues., May 21 for this members-only webinar. We’ll be joined by Bill Kennedy, site manager and archaeologist, for an introduction to Fort Ancient Earthworks & Nature Preserve, part of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks World Heritage site. Bill will talk to us about the significance of the site and how it fits in […]