Ohio's new (and only) UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks - OMA Webinar

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Join OMA for our February 12 webinar, "Ohio's new (and only) UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks - From Nomination to What's Next"

Join OMA for our February 12 Webinar - Ohio's new (and only) UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks - From Nomination to What's Next

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On September 19, 2023, the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, comprised of eight sites in Central and Southern Ohio, were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as works of human creative genius and for their eloquent testimony to the brilliance of Indigenous Americans. The sheer scale of these structures, built some 2,000 years ago, along with their meticulous alignments with the movements of the sun and moon, tell the story of a culture with sophisticated knowledge of geometry and astronomy that they build onto the land through earthworks and mounds.

Join Jennifer Aultman and Jerry Dannemiller from the Ohio History Connection to talk through the decade-long process of nominating the site, being awarded inscription last fall, and the vision for developing the sites and their surrounding communities into local, regional, and international attractions.

About our speakers: 

Jennifer Aultman serves as Ohio History Connection’s Chief Historic Sites Officer, overseeing the care, management, and public interpretation of the state’s 50+ historic sites and museums. Ms. Aultman has also served since 2016 as Project Director for the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks World Heritage inscription project. She is trained as an archaeologist with a specialty in landscapes of culture contact in eastern North America.

Jerry Dannemiller serves as Chief Marketing Officer at the Ohio History Connection, leading a team across marketing, publications, media and public relations, audience research, and digital, helping drive awareness, attendance, and support for not only the History Connection but also the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks. With over 20 years marketing leadership across education, social services, and cultural organizations, he brings a wealth of experience in building brands, telling stories, and reaching audiences.


When:  Monday, February 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where:  Online – complete webinar login details will be sent to participants after registering

Cost: $10 – OMA Members; $15 Non-members

Registration deadline: Febrruary 12, 2024


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2/12/2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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