Winter Travel Series: Midwest Archaeology

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Sunday January 19

2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Preregistration is encouraged so we can notify you of any weather concerns.     

Registered program participants should meet in the Rowe Woods Visitor Center Auditorium.                                        
Escape the winter doldrums and kick start your travel planning with ideas, inspiration and practical tips for exploring the natural world. This year, consider how the Midwest is best! Hear from guest speakers and experts from the field, and find out ways to experience our state and the region in new and different ways.

Midwest Archaeology

Ancient History surrounds us in the Midwest. Learn about archaeological sites in Ohio and how you can explore them. Discover the importance and symbolism of these sites as we consider our modern connections to nature in relation to Ohio’s early inhabitants. Guest speaker is William H. Pickard, Curator of Archaeology at Ohio History Connection. 

About the presenter:

William H. Pickard is Curator of Archaeology at the Ohio History Connection. Born and raised in central Ohio, he is a graduate of the Ohio State University with degrees in anthropology and art history. He has participated at different levels in investigations at some very unique sites both in and outside the state of Ohio, including the Burning Tree Mastodon excavations, the Serpent Mound, the Great Circle in Newark, Fort Meigs, Fort Laurens, and Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries & Nature Preserve. Prior to joining the Ohio History Connection staff he was involved in a variety of projects sponsored by other institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the National Park Service, and the Buffalo Museum of Science. He is currently overseeing the Save America's Treasures erosion control and restoration project at Fort Ancient Earthworks & Nature Preserve. For pastime enjoyment, Bill enjoys photography, traveling to different archaeological sites and exhibits, and reading vintage archaeology books and publications.

Free; nonmembers pay daily admission.  Online tickets purchased for nonmembers include admission.

*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.  

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