Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset April 19, 2018, in honor of the life and service of Vandalia Police Chief Doug Knight.

Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, April 19, 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. The meeting agenda is available upon request.


The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on Monday, April 30, 2018. The 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, a group of Civil War re-enactors, will provide an honor guard for the replica of Lincoln’s casket from 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Batesville Casket Company created the 1865 casket for Lincoln, and has generously provided an accurate replica for this event. This will take place on the site where the slain President lay in repose in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on April 29, 1865. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Ohio Statehouse like few Ohioans have.

In conjunction with the repose of Lincoln, the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will hold the 2018 Civil War Encampment at Ohio Statehouse. Learn what camp life was like during the Civil War. Walk among soldiers’ tents, see how to fire the cannon and help the Ladies Aid Society deliver comfort to the troops. Historical re-enactors from the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, along with other partnering organizations, will demonstrate Civil War life, music, cooking and medical practices. Cannon firings will occur every hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse.

On the morning of April 29, 1865 the body of slain President Abraham Lincoln was laid in repose at the Ohio Statehouse. From 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. an estimated 50,000 Ohioans paid their respects to the “Savior of the Union.”

The train that carried the president’s body, referred to as the “Lincoln Funeral Train” traveled more than 1,600 miles, and during the 13 day trip, one third of the population of the United States witnessed the train pass through their community, including Columbus, Ohio.


The Lincoln Funeral Train in Pictures and Photos
April 27 - May 1, 2018
Ohio Statehouse North Hallway, 1 Capitol Square, downtown Columbus

This photography exhibit begins with the assassination of our nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln; it follows his funeral train route from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois, and focuses on how he was honored at each stop. This exhibit will bring to life one of those stops—the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus—where nearly 50,000 citizens paid their respects. Reproduction images are courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Friday, March 2, 2018, in honor of the life of Reverend Billy Graham.

Happy birthday, Ohio! Head to the Ohio Statehouse for a celebration 215 years in the making Sunday, March 4 from 12 to 3 p.m. Attendees will participate in art projects, experience an Ohio symbols Statehouse tour, and enjoy a game of Statehouse bingo as you explore Capitol Square. Also, organizations from across the Capital City and the State of Ohio will be on hand offering activities, travel information and educational exhibits.

Event schedule and location:
12 – 3 p.m. Museum Gallery, Statehouse bingo
Pick up a Statehouse bingo card to complete while you explore the Ohio Capitol. Everyone who gets bingo on their card wins a party favor!

12 - 3 p.m. Map Room, Guided Tours
45 minute public Statehouse tours will begin at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
30 minute “Symbols of the State” tours will begin at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

12 - 3 p.m. Atrium, Activities
Create a party favor bag and join in activities from community partners!

2 - 3 p.m. Rotunda, Birthday Treats
Join us for snacks and merriment! Test your knowledge of Ohio with trivia and prizes while enjoying birthday treats.

This family-friendly event is the perfect way to enjoy a day downtown on Capitol Square. This event is free and open to the public! Affordable on-site parking is available in the Ohio Statehouse parking garage.

Community event partners include:
-Franklinton Historical Society -Franklin Park Conservatory
-Hilliard Historical Society -McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
-Ohio Attorney General’s Office -Ohio Secretary of State’s Office
-Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum -TourismOhio

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Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff until sunset February 19, 2018, to honor the victims of the attack perpetrated on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida.

Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff in honor of the lives and service of Westerville Police Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli, effective immediately through their interments.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will unveil a new piece of narrative art in the Ohio Statehouse for the first time in 59 years. The painting, “Greeting Lincoln,” was composed by artist Pamela Patrick White and will be unveiled Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Ohio Statehouse. The painting depicts President-elect Lincoln addressing a joint session of the 54th Ohio General Assembly on February 13, 1861. The dedication will take place 157 years to the day that Lincoln visited the Ohio Statehouse for the second time in his political career.

“Lincoln’s 1861 visit was a historic event, and it is worthy of being memorialized on canvas. I hope visitors and legislators are inspired by this painting and the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln’s public service,” said CSRAB Chairman, Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.

The dedication program will take place Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Hall of the Ohio House of Representatives. The program is free and open to the public.

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