Friends of Serpent Mound, or FOSM for short, is made up of individuals, organizations, and businesses that care about and see the value in preserving the Great Serpent Mound Park.
FOSM was created from a committee of the Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau (ACTVB) starting in 2004. During that year the ACTVB Committee started meeting with Park Manager, Keith Bengtson and other representatives from the Ohio Historical Society (OHS) to see how we could help improve the esthetics and accessibility to the park.
During one meeting it was decided that to show OHS our determination and that people in Adams and the surrounding counties cared about Serpent Mound, we had a membership drive. In less than 2 months OHS went from 6 members in Adams County to over 100! The committee had OHS’ attention (plus that of the local residents!) and so FOSM was born.
In 2009, OHS contracted with the Arc of Appalachia to manager Serpent Mound and Fort Hill. We are not a volunteer group for either OHS or the Arc, but a support group for Serpent Mound and other Native American Sites.
We are looking for vendors and speakers for our
2013 Summer Solstice Celebration!
The Great Serpent Mound Park
3850 State Route 73
From the Arc of Appalachia's Website:
Daylight - Dark
except when ice and snow conditions make parking unsafe.
Museum & Gift Shop Hours
March & April: Weekends 10am-4pm
Nov 1-Dec 21:
For safety please honor all posted hours of operation, and please respect our small staff as we do whatever possible to accommodate our guests while protecting the grounds from vandalism.
The site is managed by the Arc of Appalachia for OHS.