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Insensitive Mascot Conversation Gets Closer to Home

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Insensitive Mascot Conversation Gets Closer to Home

Last week, the Washington Redskins announced the team would retire its name and logo, after a thorough review prompted by a formal request to take action from FedEx, which has naming rights to the Washington team’s stadium. The Cleveland Indians have been called to the plate, but so far have only given a statement regarding […]

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Thurber House Evenings with Authors: William Matson and the Crazy Horse Family

  Thurber House Evenings with Authors: William Matson and the Crazy Horse Family

Presented by Thurber House, Evenings with Authors is a series of readings and chats with nationally known authors, followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and a punch and cookies reception. The Fall 2019 Evenings with Authors Series is presented by The Ohio State University Libraries. Join William Matson and Crazy Horse family elder Floyd […]

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Fortified Hill Earthwork Purchased by Preservation Coalition

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Fortified Hill Earthwork Purchased by Preservation Coalition

It came down to the wire, but Fortified Hill Earthwork has been saved from potential development. A coalition of archeological and historical organizations, as well as community members concerned about the ancient Native site’s preservation, were able to buy all four parcels of land containing the earthworks at a Butler County auction Saturday morning. Fortified […]

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The Quest to Save One of Ohio’s Last Intact Native Sites is Underway

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea The Quest to Save One of Ohio’s Last Intact Native Sites is Underway

The next few days could mean either preservation or loss for the Fortified Hill Earthwork, an ancient site constructed by the people of the Hopewell culture about 2,000 years ago in what is now Butler County. Since it was surveyed by James McBride in 1836, Fortified Hill has fascinated and baffled archeologists, and by the […]

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The Great Hopewell Road: Ohio’s Ancient Superhighway

  The Great Hopewell Road: Ohio’s Ancient Superhighway

Ohio History Connection’s Curator of Archaeology, Dr. Brad Lepper, joins us to explore the Great Hopewell Road. A set of parallel earthen walls were built by Native American Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa 1-400 AD. The road’s ultimate destination is a mystery, but it may have been a route of pilgrimage that connected […]

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Volunteers Needed- Serpent Sound Peace Equinox Music Fest

  Volunteers Needed- Serpent Sound Peace Equinox Music Fest

We would love for you to join our celebration of sound and the arrival of the Peace Pole to the Serpent Mound Valley, The Peace Pole was created by spirit through our beloved Chief, Chief Blue Star Eagle, Sherwyn Zephier. It takes a village to create and produce such a large scale event and we […]

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Volunteers Needed- Serpent Sound Peace Equinox Music Fest

  Volunteers Needed- Serpent Sound Peace Equinox Music Fest

We would love for you to join our celebration of sound and the arrival of the Peace Pole to the Serpent Mound Valley, The Peace Pole was created by spirit through our beloved Chief, Chief Blue Star Eagle, Sherwyn Zephier. It takes a village to create and produce such a large scale event and we […]

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