November 15, 2011
Statehouse & Civil War Sesquicentennial Events : Ohio Statehouse 150th Birthday Celebration
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