The Ohio Historical Society is developing new exhibits for the Visitor Center at the Great Circle in Newark and, in addition, is planning to conduct a limited archaeological survey prior to installing a leach bed at the maintenance building along Cooper Avenue. The leach bed is needed to alleviate some serious drainage problems.

You are cordially invited to attend a public meeting at which we will present our preliminary ideas for the exhibits as well as our plans for the archaeological survey and construction of the leach bed.

We want your reaction to our ideas for the exhibits and we want to hear your ideas as well. What would you like to see in the exhibits? What do you think are the most important messages to convey to visitors, which will include school kids, families, archaeologists, Native Americans, and increasingly, we hope, visitors from other countries.

As you already may know, the Newark Earthworks are in the running to be placed on the World Heritage List. We feel this is our opportunity to begin preparing for this level of international recognition by providing the site with world-class interpretation. Please help us make this exhibit the best that it can be.

In regard to the limited archaeological investigation, we want you to know what we plan to do and why we think it’s necessary. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns you might have about the project.

WHEN: Wednesday evening, 3 October 2007, 7:00-9:00 PM

WHERE: The Ohio State University, Newark Campus, Hopewell Hall, Room 68

For more information, including directions, contact Brad Lepper at, or (614) 297-2642.

If you not able to join us on the 3rd, we’d still like to hear from you. Feel free to contact Brad for more information on both the visitor’s center project as well as the archaeological survey.

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