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Junction Earthworks Grand Opening
July 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
After a dramatic save at the auction block in 2014, and two years of land planning, healing, and restoration the Arc Of Appalachia invites you to join us for Junction’s Grand Opening on July 23 at 1 pm.
The new Archaeological Park and Nature Preserve, Junction Earthworks, is open to the public 365 days of the year from 9 am to sunset at no charge. The park features 2000 year old Native American earthworks, three nature trails providing over three miles of hiking, and a 70 acre native prairie providing spectacular summer wildflowers and rare grassland birds.
Junction’s Grand Opening will be composed of a short ceremony followed a time to chat with archaeologists and historians, and participate in educational children’s activities held at each of the nine earthworks.
12:45 – 1:00 Live Music by Steve Free
1:00 -1:30 Grand Opening Ceremony
1:30 – 2:30 Junior Archaeologist – Junction Expedition! Young explorers who participate in all nine stations, one in each of Junction’s nine earthworks, will receive a special award
1:30 – 2:30 On-site Archaeologists & Historians will be interpreting Junction’s earthworks to the visiting public.
Children’s Activities are Sponsored by Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. They include:
– Spear throwing Demos with Atlatls
– Exotic Materials Mapping
– Deer Bone Tool Activity
– Match fur & artifacts with animal it came from
– Copper Medallion Making
– Sunflower Seed Planting
– Artifact I.D. Activity
Learn from Archaeologists & Historians on Site:
– Singularity of the Quatrefoil Mound
– Burial Mounds & Geometric Enclosures
– Connections to Early Hopewell Culture
– Jarrod Burks, Archaeologist
– Bruce Lombardo, Heartland Earthworks Conservancy
– Aaron Rourke, Heartland Earthworks Conservancy
Directions to Junction and more information can be found online at http://arcofappalachia.org/junction-visit/