2013 Experts Workshop

In August of 2013, the Steering Committee hosted another Expert Workshop, with a more detailed, dual focus: to seek expert opinions on the “authenticity and integrity” of the Hopewell sites related to the inscription criteria, and to promote involvement among county and state officials, and Indian tribal leaders. Besides most of those experts on the first tour, we also welcomed Gustavo Araoz, President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Glenna Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Billy Friend, Chief of the Wyandotte Nation, Willem Willems, Co-President of the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM), and Patricia O’Donnell, US/ICOMOS Board of Trustees. For more on this event, read the summaries at the Ohio History Connection Website, or at Friends of ICAHM.