(Chillicothe) – Hopewell Culture National Historical Park has announced their 2022 summer hours of operation. The Summer hours apply May 22 through August 13. The Mound City Group Visitor Center will be open between 9am and 5pm daily.
The park museum, Eastern National bookstore and gift shop and the park orientation film are available everyday of the week during operating hours.
Beginning Friday, May 27, daily ranger-guided programs and tours at Mound City Group will be offered. Visitors have the option of joining a morning tour of Mound City Group at 10am or an afternoon tour of Mound City Group at 3:30pm. Additionally, a daily midday ranger program “Hopewell Connections” will be offered at 1:30pm, will last approximately 30 minutes and will be a variety of topics giving visitors a unique and intriguing perspective on the earthworks, the National Park, and the American Indians of the Hopewell culture. “Hopewell Connections” will be a porch talk and not a walking tour of the mounds.
No reservations are required for the visitor center programs or tours. Upon arrival to Mound City Group visitor center, guests can proceed to the front desk for more information or to have questions answered. Guests attending ranger-guided tours are encouraged to visit the park website for information on weather and suggested things to bring on the tour. A water bottle is strongly recommended during the hot and humid summer months.
Park grounds at the Mound City Group, Hopeton Earthworks, Hopewell Mound Group, and Seip Earthworks units are always open from dawn to dusk. The Mound City Group Visitor Center is located at 16062 OH-104, Chillicothe, OH 45601. For addresses, directions and information about all of Hopewell Culture National Historical Park’s sites please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/hocu.
To help Ross County residents in need of food, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, assisted by the Knights of Columbus, will host a Food Distribution on Saturday, May 21, 10 am to 12 noon, in the parking lot behind St. Peter Catholic Church at the corner of West Water and Church streets.
Drivers should enter from the alley on Church Street and exit onto Water Street. Bikers and walkers are welcome. Photo ID required.
(Chillicothe) – The Ross County Health District says it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school immunizations. If your child is an incoming Kindergartner, 7th grader, or 12th grader, check to see if they are due for immunizations.
Beat the back to school rush and get your children’s vaccines early and there is no appointment needed. Immunization clinics hours are Monday-Wednesday, 8:00am-3:30pm.
See Ohio’s Immunization Summary for School Attendance here by CLICKING HERE:
The hundreds of people that walk and live on the streets of Chillicothe/Ross County each day are not going unnoticed by First Capital Cornerstone of Change, a non-profit organization that provides resources for food, clothing, employment training opportunities and more.
The year-and-a-half old organization is the brain child of Tracey Kemper and Christine Arredondo, who lost loved ones from substance abuse. The actual genesis of First Capital Cornerstone of Change came about during the COVID-19 pandemic, when The Ross County Recovery & Outreach Center, (located behind Crispie Creme Donuts), was serving over 100 meals per day for those in need, without much funding. That’s when Dr. Stacey Saunders-Adams, an assistant professor of social work at Ohio University-Chillicothe, got on board helping to prepare food for many of those people in need.
As a result of discussions between the three women, First Capital Cornerstone of Change was born.
Since then, the group has grown into an organization that not only tries to help with daily needs of food and clothing, but also substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Outreach days are Monday through Friday with hot meals offered six days each week.
Like any such group, volunteers and donations are needed.
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