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The Ohio Statehouse celebrated its 150th birthday on Nov. 15, 2011. The building, which took 22 years to complete, originally opened to the public on Nov. 15, 1861.

 

Featured Guests:

- Steve Ball and Payton Seats, performing music of the Civil War

- William Carleton, Executive Director of the Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board

- Bob Davis reenacting Gov. William Dennison, who served as Ohio's Governor 1860-1862

- Students from St. Mary's School in Columbus, reciting House Concurrent Resolution 25 which honors the Ohio Statehouse on the occasion of its sesquicentennial

- Charles Moses, Chairman of the Capitol Square Foundation

- Rep. Bill Batchelder, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives

- Sen. Tom Niehaus, President of the Ohio Senate

- First Lady Karen Kasich

Statehouse & Civil War Sesquicentennial Events : Ohio Statehouse 150th Birthday Celebration

 

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