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Newark Earthworks Center Calendar for Autumn 2007

Monday, Sept 24
Octagon Earthworks Open to the Public
September 24 is a "golf-free" day at the Octagon Earthworks. It is one of four days each year when the Moundbuilders Country Club does not schedule golf and the Ohio Historical Society invites the public to visit the entire site. We will take all of the History 151 classes to the Octagon that day and we urge everyone to go as well, and to invite your students and your friends. The Ohio Historical Society will have staff on site to answer questions and provide interpretive materials. If you haven’t visited the Octagon lately, plan to go on Monday!

Monday, Oct 1
Moonrise and Lunar alignment at the Octagon,” Octagon Earthworks, Newark OH.
OHS is planning a program starting at 8 PM – not at the Octagon, but at the Great Circle. The public is encouraged to come to the shelter house at the Great Circle, which is on Rt. 79 just east of 21st Street. The program is to last about 2 hours and the public will be directed to go to the Octagon about 10 PM.

Moonrise is at 10:23pm (but it always becomes visible ten or fifteen minutes later). Plan to arrive 30 minutes before the moonrise. Site is open to the public only after dark. Bring a flashlight. No facilities will be available. Check the OHS website for details.

Wednesday, Oct 3
The Ohio Historical Society will hold a public meeting to solicit comments and ideas about new exhibits for the Visitor Center at the Great Circle in Newark, OH. In addition, OHS is planning to conduct a limited archaeological survey prior to installing a leach bed to improve drainage at the maintenance building along Cooper Avenue. The meeting will be in Hopewell Hall 68 on the OSU Newark campus and will begin at 7:00 PM. Dr. Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology, will present ideas and solicit public reaction. For more information, including directions, call (614) 297-2642. If you’re not able to attend the meeting, OHS would still like to hear from you. Feel free to contact OHS for more information on the both the visitor's center project as well as the archaeological survey.

Saturday, Nov 3
Ohio Archaeological Council Annual Meeting hosted by the Newark Earthworks Center, Reese Center Auditorium, 9am - 5pm. Morning sessions focus on research project updates. Afternoon sessions focus on recent research at Hopewell sites.

Autumn Quarter 2007
Humanities 294 (1 credit) will focus on the Ohio Archaeological Council's annual meeting. The class will meet twice: the evening of Oct 22 and all day on November 3. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Shiels @ shiels.1@osu.edu.

The Newark Earthworks and World Heritage Site Status:
The National Park Service submitted a preliminary list of USA places to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for World Heritage status. There are 19 sites on the list, including 6 natural and 13 built sites. Three combined Ohio sites: Newark Earthworks, Fort Ancient and Hopewell Culture National Historical Park are ranked second on the list of man-made sites. There will be a period of several months for public comment on this tentative list and a final list will be presented to UNESCO in January.

The Newark Earthworks Center…Ohio State University at Newark…740-364-9574









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