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

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Paint Valley High School 5k Run

Photo courtesy NPS-PERI

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News Release Date: February 28, 2013
Contact: Cathy Daugherty, 740-634-3582

On Saturday, May 4th at 10:00 am, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park will co-host a benefit 5k run at Seip Earthworks. The run will begin at the Paint Valley Local Schools parking lot (next to Seip Earthworks) and then weave through Seip Earthworks. Entry fee is $20.00 with the proceeds going to benefit the Paint Valley 5th Grade Conservation Camp. 1st and 2nd places for men and women runners will be recognized. Every participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt as long as they are registered by April 17th. For a registration form, please click here or save time and register online. For a site map and information on Seip Earthworks, please click here.

Did You Know?

Pink heelsplitter mussel

Freshwater mussels were an important resource for Hopewellian people. They were used as food, provided pearls for ornaments and shells were utilized for hoes. Although plentiful during the Middle Woodland period, over-harvesting and low water quality have reduced their numbers drastically today. Many freshwater mussels are on the State and Federal Endangered Species list. More...