We welcome your comments, questions, suggestions, and assistance. Please feel free to contact us by email or on social media via Facebook and Twitter (@WorldHeritageOH).

Ohio’s UNESCO World Heritage nomination process (currently focused on moving the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks forward) is being managed by the Steering Committee, currently chaired by John E. Hancock of the University of Cincinnati, and comprised of representatives from each of the owners, managers, and interpreters of the sites. We are:

The US National Park Service (Hopewell Culture National Historical Park), Chillicothe, Ohio (owners of 5 earthwork and mound sites in Ross County), Dean Alexander,* Superintendent

The Ohio History Connection (formerly the Ohio Historical Society), Columbus, Ohio (owners of the Newark Earthworks, Serpent Mound, and Fort Ancient), Jackie Barton,* Director of Historic Sites & Facilities

The Dayton Society of Natural History (and the Boonshoft Museum), Dayton, Ohio (managers of Fort Ancient), Jack Blosser,* Fort Ancient Site Manager

The Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, Bainbridge, Ohio (managers of Serpent Mound)

The Newark Earthworks Center at The Ohio State University at Newark, Ohio (interpreters of the Newark Earthworks, managers of The Ancient Ohio Trail tourism guides), Marti Chaatsmith (Comanche Nation Citizen), Interim Director; Richard Shiels,* Emeritus Professor

The Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites at the University of Cincinnati (creators of interactive site exhibits and of The Ancient Ohio Trail tourism guides), John E. Hancock,* Project Director

The Convention and Visitors Bureaus of Ross County, Warren County , and Licking County.

To help the Friends of Ancient Ohio Earthworks, email Kathy Wyatt at the Ohio History Connection’s Office of Institutional Advancement, or call: 1-800-647-6921, or 1-614-297-2308.

* Also a member of the project’s Executive Committee.

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