• A plush carpet of green grass covering the Mound City Group in summer

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Park Newspaper


Two newsletters are available for your reading enjoyment:

2014 Hopewell Happenings - Click to download

NPS / Tom Engberg

Hopewell Happenings

This newsletter is the official park newsletter detailing the resources, people, and projects of the park.

For 2014, the park is thrilled to offer the newest edition of Hopewell Happenings in a new layout and design! The new design and layout is chock-full of quality articles and images, so please be patient as you download the PDF file (download times will vary based on your internet connection speed). Due to the size of a high-quality rendering, this digital version has been saved in a lower resolution (11 MB) to allow for quicker downloading of the file. In print format, the new newsletter is a traditional newspaper size, about 23" x 17.5" with a fold down the vertical center.

In the middle pages of the paper, you will find two graphically illustrated maps; one showing the 6 sites of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ross County, Ohio and the other showing the 9 National Park Service sites throughout the state of Ohio. This is intended to be a pull out section for visitors to use as a guide when visiting the park in Chillicothe, and when visiting all of the Ohio National Park Service sites.

Click the photo above right to open the most current Hopewell Happenings newsletter.

For past editions of the newsletter, please visit the archives section.

MWAC newsletter

Click the photo to be taken to the Hopewell Archeology Newsletter download page.

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Hopewell Archeology Newsletter

This newsletter is published by the Midwest Archeological Center and contains articles about current archeological research, both on and off park lands. This newsletter is only available in digital format from the Midwest Archeological Center.

Did You Know?

Mordecai Hopewell

The term "Hopewell" derives from the farm where excavations of an earthwork site (Hopewell Mound Group) occurred in 1891-1892 under the direction of Warren K. Moorehead. The property was owned by a local dry goods merchant and former Confederate Army soldier, Mordecai Cloud Hopewell.