Preserved!

With the help of approximately 800 individuals and organizations, Fortified Hill has been acquired. The property will be owned by Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum https://www.pyramidhill.org/fortified-hill-earthwork through the Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation. The purchase price for the four tracts totaling 186 acres is about $1.5 million, about $500,000 of which was raised by small and large donations including $100,000 from The Archaeological Conservancy (TAC), $50,000 from Three Valley Conservation Trust (3VCT), and $15,000 from Heartland Earthworks Conservancy (HEC). TAC and 3VCT will hold archaeological and natural resource easements, respectively. HEC will conduct geophysical surveys at the site to aid in its conservation and interpretation. Fortified Hill Park will eventually include trails, signage, and educational materials so that the public can learn about this significant earthwork, already listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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