Learn about our latest month-to-month efforts.

World Heritage unaffected by U.S.’s planned UNESCO pullout

We want to share important information related to our efforts to add the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks in Licking County, Ross County and Warren County to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. As you may have heard, the State Department has confirmed that the U.S. plans to withdraw from UNESCO […]

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Steering Committee Expansion

April 2016: Nine new members have been added to the World Heritage Ohio Steering Committee this winter and spring: Stacey Halfmoon, Director of American Indian Relations, Ohio History Connection; Jamison Pack, Chief Marketing Officer, Ohio History Connection; Christine Ballengee-Morris, Director of Native American Studies, The Ohio State University; Tim Jordan, Site Manager, Flint Ridge Ancient […]

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Newark senator communicates support of Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks in new resolution

On February 23rd, Senator Jay Hottinger of Newark introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 16 expressing the Ohio General Assembly’s support of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks nomination. Sen. Bob Peterson, whose district includes Ross County, is a co-sponsor. The Resolution has been assigned to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on which Sen. Hottinger serves. Please note […]

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November 2015 – Moonrise at the Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio

You are invited to see the moon rise in alignment with the Octagon Earthworks. You have the opportunity to be one of few people who have experienced this event in many centuries. Join us on either of two evenings: Friday, November 27 or Saturday, November 28. Bring you family and friends. You will be the guest […]

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Earthworks Open House in Newark focused on fall moon rises

Get ready. It’s the moon again. The moon is doing what it has always done, and the Newark Earthworks are doing what their builders intended 2,000 years ago. The Newark Octagon, built by ancestors of today’s American Indians, aligns with the 18.6 year cycle of the moon. The entire figure (an octagon with two parallel […]

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July 25, 2015 meeting on WHO Hopewell Earthworks

COSHOCTON — Ohio is home to the most spectacular concentration of ancient earthworks in the world. They are so complex and extensive that they have been nominated for World Heritage Status with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). The United States already has 21 sites (the Grand Canyon, the California Redwoods, Yellowstone National […]

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Steering Committee celebrates successful UNESCO visit

The World Heritage Ohio Steering Committee met for its quarterly meeting on April 25, 2015 to discuss progress on Ohio’s three World Heritage nominations, specifically its Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks nomination. The committee celebrated a successful visit by George Papagiannis of UNESCO, who visited Cleveland and Columbus in mid-April. However, Papagiannis alerted the committee to a […]

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We’re back!

If you’ve tried to access our website over the past couple weeks, you probably noticed it was down. We apologize for the brief hiatus but are happy to say that the problem is fixed, and we’re back online and ready to spread the word about Ohio’s important and unique heritage sites. Over the past month, […]

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Watch the WHO luncheon online!

Interested in the World Heritage opportunities for Ohio but weren’t able to attend the April 14 luncheon with George Papagiannis of UNESCO? You can check it out online on the Ohio History Connection’s YouTube channel.

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UNESCO rep visits Ohio, discusses World Heritage opportunities

On Wednesday, April 14, the Ohio History Connection played host to a moving conversation about the World Heritage challenges and opportunities for Ohio, as stakeholders met to discuss World Heritage during a public luncheon. Patrick Terrien of the Columbus Council on World Affairs moderated a panel discussion including Dr. Brad Lepper, Archaeology Curator for the […]

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