Learn about the current proposal to add 8 Ohio earthworks to the UNESCO World Heritage List with Jen Aultman from Ohio History Connection. And discover how you can lend your support to the cause. Register now to receive an email with further instructions. Connect via video conferencing on the day of the event. Hosted by the Westerville Historical Society. About the Presenter
Jen Aultman is a graduate of Westerville schools, a current member of the Westerville School Board and is Director of Historic Sites and Museums at the Ohio History Connection. This is a virtual Westerville Historical Society program and presentation. About This Project
Nearly 2,000 years ago, American Indians living in the middle Ohio River Valley developed a religious and cultural movement that centered on the communal construction and use of vast earthworks that enclosed large timber buildings, woodhenges, and other ceremonial and gathering spaces. These Ancestors built these earthworks with precise geometry that, in many cases, aligned to the cycles of the sun and moon; they also brought to these places finely crafted objects made of materials from across North America. Today, Ohio History Connection, the National Park Service and Tribal partners, and other stakeholders are proposing eight of these Ohio earthworks be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.