COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board will unveil a new exhibit at the Ohio Statehouse titled “Honoring Ohioans.” The unveiling will take place Monday, November 10 at 10 a.m. in the Museum Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse. The event is free and open to the public.
The Honoring Ohioans exhibit chronicles all Ohio Medal of Honor recipients and highlights the men and women of America’s armed forces. At the heart of the new exhibit is the “magic book” interactive display. The magic book tells the unique stories of heroism and sacrifice to the visitor through the book’s pages—it’s a book that acts like a movie that the visitor controls. Additional exhibit pieces include a presentation of two Medals of Honor and a searchable kiosk where visitors are able look up Ohio Medal of Honor recipients by various categories.
The exhibit has an online component as well. Through the Honoring Ohioans website visitors will be able to access the same information that is housed in the Ohio Statehouse Museum display. “The Honoring Ohioans exhibit reminds visitors the heavy price Ohio men and women of the United States armed forces have paid so, ‘that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.’ The freedom we enjoy in this republic is not free and, we at CSRAB thank all Ohioans who have served in uniform,” said William Carleton, CSRAB executive director.
This project was made possible through a generous donation from Nationwide. The Honoring Ohioans exhibit will educate thousands of children as they visit the Ohio Statehouse and will further engrain the importance of Ohio’s Capitol to those who visit. This project is the definition of a public-private partnership—public institutions working with a private organization to enrich the lives of all Ohioans.
“We’re honored to sponsor this unique exhibit to help share the incredible stories of our fellow Ohioans and recognize them for their courage and sacrifice in defending our freedom,” said Chad Jester, vice president of Corporate Citizenship for Nationwide.
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