Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Students from New Albany Middle School were awarded a "Ticket to Ride” to Hopewell Culture National Historical Park following an in depth National Park Service project completed in the classroom. With their chaperones, 300 8th grade students were immersed in hands-on science, art, living history interpretation, and habitat restoration during their park visit on May 10th. The goal of the visit was to transform student ideas into park experiences for youth. Read more
Did You Know?
Obsidian has been found at a few Hopewell earthwork sites. The majority of obsidian, several hundred pounds, was found in one mound at Hopewell Mound Group. Much of the obsidian is from Obsidian Cliff in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - over 1,500 miles away. More...