Fort Ancient unveils 2017 lecture series


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Fort Ancient, a National Historic Landmark, plans a banner year with fascinating lectures featuring a series of very unique topics. The presentations are scheduled beginning in February and introduce a host of interesting subjects. Some presenters delve into speculation about alternative science, offering a look at thought-provoking ideas and perspectives on history, and touch on why theories that lie outside the mainstream can be so appealing.

The Lecture Series at Fort Ancient offers an excellent opportunity to educate guests about interesting topics from a heritage-based archaeological context and a respect for Native American cultural perspectives.

Following is a series schedule:

• Feb. 4 – Fort Ancient Lecture Series #1 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – Dr. David Anderson from Roanoke College will speak about Ancient Wisdom in the New Age: Exploring the Influences of Esoteric Spiritualism on Popular Understandings of Archaeology. The program is free to the public, but general admission applies to the museum.

• March 4 – Fort Ancient Lecture Series #2 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – Dr. Jeb Card from Miami University will speak about Ohio’s Strange Connection to the Lost Continent of Mu. The program is free to the public, but general admission applies to the museum.

• April 1 – Fort Ancient Lecture Series #3 – 10:30 a.m. to noon – Dr. Brad Lepper from the Ohio History Connection will speak about Lessons Learned from Lost Civilizations. The program is free to the public, but general admission applies to the musem.

Fort Ancient is located at 6123 SR 350, Oregonia. The phone number is 513–932–4421 or 1–800–283–8904; and the fax number is 513-932-4843. Fort Ancient winter hours are observed from December to March: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.; Closed Monday through Friday except by appointment. Regular admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (60-plus), $6 for students (ages 6–17), children under 6 and members are free. Outdoor admission (no museum access) is $8 per carload. Members are always free. Visit FortAncient.org for a complete list of programs and directions.

Submitted by Jack Blosser, Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve.

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