Newark Earthworks Day 2009 Events
“Newark Earthworks:
A Place of Pilgrimage”

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Please CLICK HERE for the Newark Earthworks Center website for complete Newark Earthworks Day information


NAICCO Labor Day Powwow: Sat. Sept. 5 - Mon. Sept. 7:  Franklin County Fairgrounds.

Art exhibit: Tues. Sept.15:Pilgrimage through the Centuries”, LeFevre Gallery at The Ohio State University at Newark.  Artists are invited to submit works for this exhibit.

Native Harvest Festival: Sat. Sept.26 at the Great Circle Earthworks.  Featuring an indigenous garden from the Hopewell period planted by Miller Elementary School students over the summer.  Activities include story-telling, craft-making, and Native cultural presentations by the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio.


“Walk with the Ancients”: Sat. Oct.10 - Fri. Oct.16 .  The Walk begins at the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe.

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 Walk,
Geller Park in Heath Fri. afternoon Oct 16.  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: Sat. Oct.17 at The Ohio State University at Newark will feature speakers, exhibits, craft vendors and Native food all day. Featured guests include Chief Glenna Wallace (Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma), Dr. Bradley Lepper, Ohio Historical Society, Dr. Gerard Baker (Mandan-Hidatsa), Superintendant of Mount Rushmore National Park, and Dr. Lindsay Jones, The Ohio State University.  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:
Sun. Oct. 18 at 125 N. 33rd St, Newark, OH.

Ohio Archaeological Council:
Sat. Oct.31 – Sun. Nov.1, possible conference on OSU at Newark campus. Check at:  

Everyone is welcome, all events are free.
For more information call

740-364-9584 or email: or

Newark Earthworks Center



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