STATEHOUSE NEWS

Ohio Statehouse Renovation 25th Anniversary Celebration
August 12, 2021
 

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 renovation of the Ohio Statehouse. The culmination of remembrances will be held on November 17, 2021 in the Rotunda and Atrium of the Statehouse.

In 1989, a seven-year monumental restoration of the Statehouse and Judiciary Annex began, which returned the building to its former grandeur and added new structures including the Atrium, a beautiful, covered passageway between the Statehouse and the Annex building. This fall, the CSF and the CSRAB will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the completion of the multi-year, multimillion dollar project that brought the Statehouse back from the brink of ruin to the historic symbol of democracy it represents today.

Current and former members of the General Assembly and previous administration officials will be invited for an open house to celebrate this accomplishment. The event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Further details will be released soon.

About the Capitol Square Foundation
The Capitol Square Foundation was established in 1987 as part of the complete renovation of the Ohio Statehouse. In 2009, the CSF with the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) opened the Statehouse Museum. Among many milestones in the development of the Museum, the CSF, the CSRAB and the Ohio History Connection opened a new exhibit bringing the original 1802 and 1851 versions of the Ohio Constitution for permanent display in the Museum. This the first exhibit of its kind in the United States.

About the Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board

The Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board (CSRAB) is a non-political agency that was created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1988. It is tasked with overseeing the buildings and grounds of the Ohio Statehouse on Capitol Square. CSRAB is also charged with providing educational programs through the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center (OSMEC). OSMEC oversees the Statehouse Museum, the Thomas Worthington Center, the Statehouse Volunteer Corps, tours, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Contacts:
Karla Dunbar
Capitol Square Foundation
(614) 221-5825 - csf@assnoffices.com - www.capitolsquarefoundation.org
Charles R. Moses
Capitol Square Foundation
moses@ohiotelecom.com - www.capitolsquarefoundation.org

Michael Rupert
Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
(614)728-4185 - mrupert@ohiostatehouse.org - www.ohiostatehouse.org

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