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Published: Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 4:09 PM
OREGONIA — Experience the start of the first day of summer as ancient people did tomorrow morning at Fort Ancient in Oregonia.
Early risers are welcome to gather at 5:30 a.m. to watch the sun rise between two walls of earth as people who lived there did 2,000 years ago.
The Hopewell people built an earthworks embankment wall at Fort Ancient that surrounds approximately 125 acres of the plateau during their presence between the first century BC and the sixth century AD.
Visitors also will learn the importance of Fort Ancient and the natural world at the free summer solstice event.
The summer solstice is known as the longest day of the year because in the Northern Hemisphere it’s the day that receives the most hours of daylight. It receives the most sunlight because Earth is tilted toward the sun for the longest time during a day.
Want to go?
What: First day of summer at Fort Ancient
When: Friday, June 21. Gates open at 5:30 a.m.