Tuesday 23 September-23 November. The Ohio State University at Newark, LeFevre Gallery, “Pilgrimage Through the Centuries.” Artists are invited to submit works for this exhibit.
Native Harvest Festival
Saturday 26 September. Great Circle Earthworks
An indigenous garden from the Hopewell period that was planted by Miller Elementary School students over the summer will be featured. Activities include story-telling, craft-making, and Native cultural presentations by the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio.
Walk with the Ancients
Saturday 10 October – Friday 16 October
The walk begins at the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe and ends at the Octagon Earthworks in Newark. The route will follow closely the projected path of the “Great Hopewell Road.” The walk will cover 60 miles over 7 days. Programs will be offered each night of the walk in public buildings and parks. Programs will include presentations about the earthworks, astronomy, and Native life.
End of the walk: Friday afternoon 16 October
Geller Park, Heath
The public is welcome to greet the walkers when they arrive. Friday or Sunday they will walk the final mile into the Newark Earthworks. A group of Native singers and dancers and civic officials will lead a ceremony at the Octagon Earthworks.
NEWARK EARTHWORKS DAY
Saturday 17 October. The Ohio State University at Newark
Speakers, exhibits, craft vendors, and Native food will be featured all day long.
Guest speakers include Chief Glenna Wallace (Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma); Dr. Lindsay Jones (The Ohio State University); Dr. Bradley Lepper (Ohio Historical Society); Dr. William Romain, author of Mysteries of the Hopewell, and Vincent Stanzione, author of Rituals of Sacrifice: Walking the Face of the Earth on the Sacred Path of the Sun. Sessions will focus on the nature of pilgrimage and evidence that the Newark Earthworks have been a place of pilgrimage across the centuries.
Octagon Earthworks Open House
Sunday, 18 October
125 N. 33rd Street, Newark, Ohio