Learn About Local Impact of World Heritage

posted by Kevin Coleman -

The public is invited to join a discussion and Q&A session about the potential economic impacts of World Heritage in Ohio.

Next week, you can hear from local leaders and tourism experts about the collective Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks World Heritage nomination and how it could impact the community, region and state as a whole.

Join the Ohio History Connection, Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau, Adena Health System, and Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development, from 5 to 6:30pm Tuesday, March 6th at the PACCAR Center on the campus of Adena Regional Medical Center. 

Speakers for the event include: E. Brent Lane, Director and Professor of Heritage EconomicsCenter for Competitive Economies at the University of North Carolina; Melinda Huntley, Executive Director for the Ohio Travel Association; Nicole Kirchner, Environmental Specialist for the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University; and Jennifer Aultman, World Heritage Project Coordinator for the Ohio History Connection & World Heritage Ohio

The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks nomination is comprised of 2,000 year old American Indian earthworks at Fort Ancient in Warren County, Newark Earthworks in Licking County, and Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ross County.

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