The Ohio Statehouse and the entire ten acres of Capitol Square were restored from 1989 to 1996. The historic project was completed 25 years ago.
The Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) and the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will host a celebratory event for the 25th Anniversary of the restoration of the Ohio Statehouse. The culmination of remembrances will be held on November 17, 2021 in the Rotunda and Atrium of the Statehouse.
Reserve your tickets on the Foundation website at -- https://ohcapitolsquarefoundation.org/2021/09/29/celebrate-with-us-statehouse-restoration-25th-anniversary/
Direct link for tickets: https://maedc.formstack.com/forms/statehouse_restoration_25th_anniversary
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Schedule of Events
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Registration and enjoy food and drink stations in the Rotunda and Atrium
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM: A Journalists Roundtable with former Ohio Statehouse Reporters
Featuring panelists Lee Leonard, Bill Cohen, Joe Hallett, Alan Johnson, and Tim Miller; moderated by Ann Fisher
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM: Reception continues with heavy hors d’oeuvres in the Rotunda and Atrium
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: 25th Anniversary Program
Video remembrance of the Renovation and those who helped make it possible
Statehouse Renovation Panel
Governor Richard F. Celeste, Senator Richard Finan, Robert Loversidge - Architect of the Capitol, Brian Perera - representing Statehouse
staff, and Peter Crusse - representing Statehouse construction workers; moderated by former Representative Mike Curtin
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dessert Reception in the Rotunda and Atrium
Individual Tickets: $25 per person
Patron tickets: $100 per person
Anniversary Sponsor: $500 for 2 tickets plus website and event recognition
Anniversary Benefactor: $1,000 for 4 tickets plus website and event recognition
Anniversary Champion: $2,500 for 6 tickets plus website, event, and podium recognition
For tickets click on this link: CSF 25th Anniversary Celebration or call 614.221.5825
A special exhibit about the restoration is on view at the Ohio Statehouse, July 16 - November 22, 2021. See "before" photos in several areas, and a collection of artifacts in the Map Room.
See more photos from the 1989-1996 restoration here.