As you read about the Great Circle Alliance,

we hope you are feeling some excitement about our mission and programs! To get you started, here’s an overview of our programs. You can also sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about new events and opportunities. 

The following programs and activities are offered:

Self-guided tours

See “The Mystery at the Indian Mounds” at the Great Circle Earthworks, based on a story by Professor John D. Low, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Director, Newark Earthworks Center of The Ohio State University

Opening in October, 2021, the trail offers families and other visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Great Circle and the Hopewell era peoples through a series of visually appealing and easy-to-read panels.  The trail offers self-guided exploration broadening visitors’ appreciation for the earthworks, how they were created and their potential meaning.

Presentations and Tours


Sunday mornings at 10:00 at 455 Hebron Road, Heath, OH. Bring a folding chair, walking shoes and your curiosity! 

May 21, June 11, July 9, August 6, September 11, October 8

Licking County Historical Society, Buckingham House, 5 N. 6th Street, Newark

May 23, 7:00 pm. “Licking County’s Indigenous Heritage,” 

Healthy New Albany Nature Adventures, Philip Heit Center, New Albany

August 2, 10:00 – noon;  “Mysteries of the Mounds” 

Registration Info: $28/family 

New Albany Senior Connections, Philip Heit Center, New Albany

October 5, 10:15 – 11:15

“Conversations that Matter”

For more info call (614) 685-6344



Mounds, Moon and Stars :The Legacy of Ohio’s Magnificent Earthworks

Two thousand years ago Ohio was the epicenter of a flourishing and sophisticated cultural outpouring.  The visionary Hopewell people have moved on but their presence remains with us. From them we have inherited a landscape rich in knowledge and meaningful traditions.

Please join us in recognizing and appreciating the Peoples who designed and developed the ceremonial sites we now call the Newark Earthworks. Discover the depth of their engineering expertise, their artistic brilliance, and their influential spiritual worldview.

Touring exhibition dates:

Marietta Museums, opens October 2023

Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, opens February 2024

Indigenous Artist Residency

A Native American Artist Residency program brings indigenous artists from throughout North America to the Newark Earthworks.  By creating works of art inspired by and responding to the sites the artists will be an ongoing Native American presence in Newark, potentially initiating shifts in perception, amplifying the Native American voice and promoting increased Native American visibility. 

For more information contact

Education and Community Outreach

In addition to tours and presentations, Great Circle Alliance is beginning to publish books and other resources accessible to everyone.  Soon to come:  a catalogue of the exhibition “Mounds, Moon & Stars: The Legacy of Ohio’s Magnificent Earthworks;” a print version of “Mystery of the Indian Mounds,” the Storybook Trail at the Great Circle; and a children’s book, “Willow and the Underwater Panther.

Help us to preserve the history, art and ancient monumental indigenous sites of Ohio