Posted March 25, 2015
Public Meeting Notice
Public comments sought on new site management plan
Read the proposed site management plan:
Serpent Mound Draft Site Management Plan
The Ohio History Connection and the Arc of Appalachia seek comments about proposed site management plan
WHERE: Peebles High School, 25719 OH-41, Peebles, OH 45660
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21 at 6-7 p.m.
The Ohio History Connection and the Arc of Appalachia will hold a public meeting on April 21 to discuss a new site management plan for Serpent Mound.
A site management plan sets goals and priorities to guide decisions concerning the development, use, interpretation, study and preservation of a historic site. It also directs operations and maintenance to ensure the cultural and natural resources of the site are respected and protected.
This proposed plan will be used by the Ohio History Connection and local management organization, the Arc of Appalachia, to guide the day-to-day operation of the site and for making long-term decisions and plans for the benefit of the site.
Serpent Mound is an internationally known National Historic Landmark built by the ancient peoples of Ohio. Serpent Mound represents the peak of pre-contact effigy mound-building in North America. It has become an icon of indigenous cultural achievements in this region, chiefly because of its enormous scale and its remarkable resemblance to a serpent.
Comments on the proposed site management plan will be considered when defining the final site management plan for Serpent Mound.
The public comment period is from April 3 through April 21. Comments on the proposed plan will be considered if sent via email to [email protected] or if made in person at the public meeting on April 21.
Serpent Mound is part of the Ohio History Connection’s statewide system of more than 50 historic, natural and archaeological sites. Serpent Mound is an internationally known National Historic Landmark built by the ancient peoples of Ohio. It is an effigy mound in the form of a snake with a curved tail. The Arc of Appalachia manages the day-to-day operations of the site in collaboration with the Ohio History Connection. For more information about Serpent Mound, call 800.752.2757.
Ohio Historical Society is now Ohio History Connection
On May 24, 2014, the Ohio Historical Society changed its name to the Ohio History Connection. Established in 1885, this nonprofit organization provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history through more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio, including its flagship museum, the Ohio History Center in Columbus. For more information about programs and events, call 800.686.6124 or go online at www.ohiohistory.org.