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Journey Through Time: Explore Chillicothe’s Mound City Group on WOSU Columbus Neighborhoods


OHIO – Calling all history buffs and Ohio adventurers! Immerse yourself in the ancient mysteries of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park’s Mound City Group with a special episode of WOSU Columbus Neighborhoods this Thursday, February 15th, at 8:30 pm.

Get ready for a captivating guided walking tour through this remarkable site, led by none other than National Park Service expert Myra Vick. As you navigate the awe-inspiring earthen mounds and enclosures, Myra will unlock the secrets of this fascinating civilization that thrived nearly 2,000 years ago.

More Than Just Mounds:

The Mound City Group, located in Chillicothe, Ohio, boasts a rich history, serving as a ceremonial and social center for the Hopewell people. Unlike many other Hopewell sites, Mound City Group has been meticulously preserved, offering a glimpse into the past unlike any other.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site:

In 2023, the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, encompassing the Mound City Group, earned the prestigious designation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This recognition underlines the site’s global significance and cultural value.

What to Expect:

On Thursday’s episode, WOSU Columbus Neighborhoods will take viewers on a virtual journey through the Mound City Group. Expect to:

  • Learn about the construction and purpose of the earthworks: Unravel the fascinating story behind the massive mounds and enclosures, understanding their role in Hopewell ceremonies and rituals.
  • Gain insights into the daily lives of the Hopewell people: Discover their unique culture, practices, and innovations through Myra’s expert commentary.
  • Appreciate the site’s historical and cultural significance: Understand why the Mound City Group holds such importance for Ohio and the wider world.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore a hidden gem of Ohio’s history! Tune in to WOSU Columbus Neighborhoods on Thursday, February 15th, at 8:30 pm, and embark on a captivating journey through the Mound City Group!