Is the Ohio Hopewell Earthworks grand enough to become a World Heritage Site?
July 18, 3:00 P.M.–The Ohio Hopewell Earthworks: Significant enough to be named a World Heritage Site?
Bruce Lombardo, National Park Service Interpretive Ranger at the Hopewell Culture National Historic Park, is coming to JHM to discuss the uniqueness of the Ohio Hopewell Earthworks. He is a superb speaker and this will be a fascinating presentation!
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 US already has 21 sites (Grand Canyon, the California Redwoods, Yellowstone National Park…), and we may become a neighbor to the 22nd.