FROM ARTIFACT TO ICON: CELEBRATING THE ADENA PIPE

 

The Adena Pipe recently became the official state artifact of Ohio. This 2,000 year-old hallmark of the ancient Adena Culture was as significant to the First Ohioans as it is fascinating to modern-day Ohioans. It was unearthed 112 summers ago on the estate that Thomas Worthington, the Father of Ohio Statehood and Ohios sixth governor, named Adena. This ancient artifact received a lot of attention recently when students from the Columbus School for Girls began a class project more than three years ago to make the Adena Pipe the states official artifact (Ohios first such designation). The students and their teachers celebrated their accomplishment when Governor John R. Kasich signed Senate Bill 33 into law on May 16, 2013.

Join us at the Ohio History Center on Sunday, June 30 from 2-3 pm as the Ohio Historical Society, the students from the Columbus School for Girls and the legislative sponsors for Senate Bill 33 discuss the significance of the Adena Pipe, Ohio archaeology and how these students and teachers rallied support to take an idea from the classroom to the halls of the Ohio General Assembly.

 

Posted June 25, 2013
Topics: Archaeology

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