Programs

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:

Exhibitions

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

The Great Circle Alliance’s inaugural exhibition continues to tour southern and central Ohio. Visit a venue listed below or click here explore a virtual version of the exhibition.

4/6/24 – 7/28/24
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum

8/21/24 – 9/28/24

Belmont County Heritage Museum

Upcoming exhibitions at:

Urban Arts Space

Self-guided tours

See “The Mystery at the Indian Mounds” at the Great Circle Earthworks, based on a story by Professor John N. 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.

Click here to download a pdf of the display panels.

Presentations and Tours

FREE TOURS OF THE GREAT CIRCLE EARTHWORKS

Sunday mornings at 11:00 at 455 Hebron Road, Heath, OH. Bring a folding chair, walking shoes and your curiosity! 

Dates for 2024

            April 28             July 28             October 27

            May 26             August 25

           June 30             September 29

 

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. 

See more information here 

Education and Community Outreach

In addition to tours and presentations, The Great Circle Alliance publishes books and other resources including: 

  • 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);
  • A children’s book, Willow and the Underwater Panther.

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