STATEHOUSE NEWS


In commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff effective December 7 and will remain at half-staff through sunset on December 30, 2018 in continued honor of the life and service of former President George H.W. Bush.
 
 
 

Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff effective immediately for the next 30 days, in honor of the extraordinary life and service of former President George H.W. Bush.
 
 
 

It’s that time of the year again to grab your entire family, friends and bring some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This free family-friendly event is open to the public!

The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square and throughout central Ohio. The indoor ceremony will take place in the Statehouse Atrium and consist of a short program, welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting the Ohio Statehouse and our historically decorated holiday tree. The festivities will continue with refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs and dancers. There will also be a free photo station available to capture your families’ moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Refreshments are courtesy of the Berwick, Bosc + Brie, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Freedom a la Cart, L.A. Catering, Made From Scratch, Metro Cuisine Catering & Special Events, Milo's Catering and Banquet Services and Two Caterers.

Come and join us for this magical night at the Ohio Statehouse to start off your holiday season! Convenient and affordable parking is available during the event in the Ohio Statehouse underground parking garage. Parking rates are available at http://bit.ly/1PE8g3k.

Holiday press images are available at: https://bit.ly/2AzROjE


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Join the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, as we unveil the Ohio Constitution exhibit in the Statehouse Museum. The program will take place Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Museum Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse. The new exhibit features both the 1802 and 1851 Ohio constitutions on permanent public display at the Ohio Statehouse. Working together, this public-private partnership has produced an exhibit that is the first of its kind in the United States. Utilizing the original documents in conjunction with visitor-interactive displays, the exhibit will answer the questions, what is the Ohio constitution, what does it do and how does it impact Ohioans in the 21st century?

"Our Foundation and the CSRAB have been dedicated to enriching the experience of all who visit the Statehouse. This exhibit has been years in the making. Bringing the Ohio Constitution to the Museum for permanent display realizes a dream we have worked toward for more than a decade," said Charles R. Moses, CSF chairman. “This exhibit would not be possible without the collaboration and support provided by the Ohio History Connection.”

"Since our organization’s founding in 1885, we have cared for and preserved the Ohio Constitution documents. We understand the value of the stories they contain and we’re excited to connect even more Ohioans to the founding of our great state,” said Megan Wood, Ohio History Connection Director of Museum and Library Services.

When visitors enter the space, the experience begins with pages from the original 1802 and 1851 Ohio constitutions. Supporting the documents are interactives focused on “Rights,” “Responsibilities” and “Constitution Stories.”

“The Ohio Statehouse is grateful for the partnership with CSF and Ohio History Connection. The exhibit will educate Ohio students and visitors about the importance of these founding documents and how these documents impact their lives—the Statehouse is where Ohio civics and government come to life,” said Laura Battocletti, executive director of CSRAB. In addition to the new constitution exhibit, the entire museum has been updated with a new layout and expanded legislative gallery experience. The Worthington Center has received a new iCivics interactive activity designed for school groups visiting the Ohio Statehouse, as well.


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Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff effective immediately through Saturday, November 10, 2018, in honor of the lives lost in the senseless act of violence that occurred in Thousand Oaks, California, and in solidarity with all who mourn their loss.
 
 
 

It’s that time of the year again to grab your entire family, friends and bring some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This free family-friendly event is open to the public!

The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square and throughout central Ohio. The indoor ceremony will take place in the Statehouse Atrium and consist of a short program, welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting the Ohio Statehouse and our historically decorated holiday tree. The festivities will continue with refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs and dancers. There will also be a free photo station available to capture your families’ moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Refreshments are courtesy of the Berwick, Bosc + Brie, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Freedom a la Cart, L.A. Catering, Made From Scratch, Metro Cuisine Catering & Special Events, Milo's Catering and Banquet Services and Two Caterers.

Come and join us for this magical night at the Ohio Statehouse to start off your holiday season! Convenient and affordable parking is available during the event in the Ohio Statehouse underground parking garage. Parking rates are available at http://bit.ly/1PE8g3k.

Holiday press images are available at: https://bit.ly/2AzROjE


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Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff effective immediately through Saturday, November 3, 2018, in honor of the lives of those slain at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in solidarity with all who mourn their loss.
 
 
 

Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. The business meeting will be held in the State Room (room #108) and will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.

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