Serpent Mound 2017 Calendar of Events

Return of the Snakes to Serpent Mound

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Built by Native Americans at least 1,000 years ago, possibly even longer, Serpent Mound aptly demonstrates the fact that the ability of serpents to inspire and intrigue people is timeless. We will be displaying live snakes, turtles, and even a few amphibians to not only admire and gaze upon, but to touch and learn from. Naturalists from Hueston Woods and Shawnee State Parks and from the Arc of Appalachia will be giving educational presentations throughout the day, suitable for all ages.  More Information...  

Return of the Snakes to Serpent Mound

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Built by Native Americans at least 1,000 years ago, possibly even longer, Serpent Mound aptly demonstrates the fact that the ability of serpents to inspire and intrigue people is timeless. We will be displaying live snakes, turtles, and even a few amphibians to not only admire and gaze upon, but to touch and learn from. Naturalists from Hueston Woods and Shawnee State Parks and from the Arc of Appalachia will be giving educational presentations throughout the day, suitable for all ages.  More Information...  

The Dynamic Landscape of Rock Run Preserve 
Is Sandy Springs Concealing a Big Secret about Ohio’s Past Climate and Native American Occupation? 

Saturday, July 22, 2017;  Serpent Mound, by Matthew Purtill

In southeastern Adams County, Ohio, the natural landscape at the small community of Sandy Springs on the outlying edge of Rock Run Preserve may be hiding a big secret. Sandy Springs is composed of unusually large beds of sand deposits, including even old sand dunes. Matthew Purtill will discuss his PhD research findings at Sandy Springs - revealing insight into past climates and how Paleo-Indian groups may have interacted with this progressive landscape. More Information...

 

The Dynamic Landscape: Is Sandy Spring’s Concealing a Big Secret about Ohio’s Past Climate and Native American Occupation?

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

In southeastern Adams County, Ohio, the natural landscape at the small community of Sandy Springs may be hiding a big secret regarding Ohio’s past climate and Native American occupation of the area. Matthew Purtill will discuss the findings of his PhD research at Sandy Springs and elaborate on how Paleoindian groups may have interacted with this progressive landscape. More Information...

Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound

Saturday, August 19, 2017

We are celebrating Ohio's rich American Indian legacies. Attend lectures by prominent archaeologists, tour artifact displays and bring your own collection for help in interpreting what you've found, and try your own hand at ancient skills from flint-knapping to atlatl throwing. More information...

 

Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound

Saturday, August 19, 2017

We are celebrating Ohio's rich American Indian legacies. Attend lectures by prominent archaeologists, tour artifact displays and bring your own collection for help in interpreting what you've found, and try your own hand at ancient skills from flint-knapping to atlatl throwing. More information...

 

Lighting of the Serpent at Serpent Mound

Privately Sponsored Public Event by the Friends of Serpent Mound

Wednesday, December 21, 2017, Rain date December 22

A annual winter celebration, lining the famous effigy with hundreds of luminary candles for a beautiful display on the longest night of the year. Free with $8/car parking fee More Information...

Lighting of the Serpent at Serpent Mound

Privately Sponsored Public Event by the Friends of Serpent Mound

Wednesday, December 21, 2017, Rain date December 22

A annual winter celebration, lining the famous effigy with hundreds of luminary candles for a beautiful display on the longest night of the year. Free with $8/car parking fee More Information