Newark Earthworks Open House, April 16, 2023
Apr. 16 2023

Explore this remnant of a 2,000 year-old complex that is the largest set of geometric earthworks ever known.

Newark Earthworks 455 Hebron Road, Heath, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Sites are open daylight to dusk; Staff on site, noon to 4 p.m.
General Admission - Free

Newark Earthworks Open House, Sunday, April 16, 2023

Public access daylight to dusk. Staff and informational activities are available from noon to 4 p.m.  In the event of severe weather with high winds and/or thunder and lightening, tours will be postponed or canceled.  The best way to preserve the earthworks is by not walking on them. Thank you.

Octagon Earthworks, 125 North 33rd St., Newark, OH 43055

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Learn about Ohio’s Earthworks and Historic Sites

Join Ohio History Connection staff and our partners in historic preservation and education to learn about American Indian Connections to Ohio through the landscapes and material culture that they created!

 

Participants: Fort Ancient, Flint Ridge, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Heartland Earthworks Conservancy, the Great Circle Alliance.

 

12:00 – 12:15 The Newark Earthworks and World Heritage

Join us at the World Heritage table to hear about why the Newark Earthworks and eight other earthworks sites are nominated for World Heritage status and the current progress toward inscription.

12:30 – 1:30 Tour of the Octagon Earthwork

Join World Heritage Archaeologist Brad Lepper on a tour of the Octagon Earthwork.

2:00 – 2:15

Earthworks in Licking County

Join the Heartland Earthworks Conservancy at their table to learn about ongoing archaeological geophysical research of earthworks in Licking and adjacent counties.

2:30 – 3:30 Tour of the Octagon Earthwork

Join Dr. John Low a citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and Professor in Comparative Studies focusing on American Indian connections to identity, representation, material culture and landscapes for a tour of the Octagon Earthworks.

 

The Great Circle, 455 Hebron Rd., Heath, OH 43056

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Learn about Ohio’s Earthworks and Historic Sites

Join Ohio History Connection staff and our partners in historic preservation and education to learn about the history of the Newark Earthworks and their importance to local communities throughout history!

12:30 – 1:30 Tour of the Great Circle

Join Site Manager Sarah Hinkelman for a tour of the Great Circle.

2:00 – 2:30 Museum Talk – TBD

Join an Ohio History Connection staff member to learn about what makes the Newark Earthworks eligible for World Heritage status and where we are in the process of achieving world recognition of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks!

3:00-4:00 Tour of the Great Circle

Join Site Manager Sarah Hinkelman for a tour of the Great Circle.

4:00-4:30 Museum Talk – Dr. John Low

Join Dr. John Low to learn about present day American Indian connections to the Newark Earthworks and how these landscapes have always been and remain sacred.

4:00-5:00 The Astronomy and Geometry of the Earthworks

Join physicist Robert Neinast as he leads you through the Octagon Earthwork highlighting key elements of the earthwork that connect it to the lunar cycle and a discussion of what makes this landscape special.

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