Octagon Earthworks Open House


Date: 24 September 2007
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sponsor: Ohio Historical Society
Place: Octagon Earthworks, 125 N. 33rd Street, Newark, Ohio

Join Ohio Historical Society archaeologist Brad Lepper and other OHS staff and volunteers at the ancient Octagon Earthworks for a day of fun and exploration at a site that ordinarily has restricted access.

For the duration of the Open House, the entire site will be open to the public and there will be specially guided tours offered at the following times: 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. There also will be flintknapping demonstrations, lectures, and activities for kids throughout the day.

Special guest Dr. Michael Mickelson, from Denison University, will give a talk on how ancient people around the world developed calendars and marked time with monuments like Stonehenge and the Newark Earthworks. Dr. Mickelson will give his presentation at the main activity tent at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

For more information, go to the Ohio Historical Society’s Octagon Earthworks webpage http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/c08/octagon.shtml , or contact Jim Kingery at 1-800-600-7178.

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