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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) will unveil the portraits of seven former speakers of the Ohio House of Representatives Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse.

 

Leslie Adams, Ned Bittinger and Daniel E. Greene, three of America’s foremost portrait artists, will add their work to the Ohio Statehouse’s art collection during the event. “The seven portraits add to the cultural and political history that is on display throughout the Ohio Statehouse. These works of art help tell the story Ohio,” said CSRAB Executive Director, Laura Battocletti. The portraits to be unveiled are as follows:

 

 Charles F. Kurfess (R) 1967 - 1972 by Ned Bittinger

A.G. Lancione (D) 1973-1975 by Ned Bittinger

Vernal G. Riffe Jr. (D) 1975 - 1995 by Daniel E. Greene

Larry Householder (R) 2001 - 2005 by Greene

Jon A. Husted (R) 2005 - 2009 by Bittinger

Armond Budish (D) 2009 - 2011 by Greene

William G. Batchelder (R) 2011 - 2015 by Leslie Adams

 

 The event is free and open to the public.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff through sunset on Monday, May 15, 2017 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in honor of the life and service of Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas.

 Governor Kasich’s order reads:

“In honor of the life and service of Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Montgomery County and at the Ohio Statehouse from sunrise to sunset on May 13, 2017.”

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff through sunset on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in honor of the lives lost in the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 12, 2017 in Kirkersville, Ohio.

 

Governor Kasich’s order reads:

“In honor of the lives lost in the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 12, 2017 in Kirkersville, Ohio, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Licking County and at the Ohio Statehouse effective immediately through sunset on May 16, 2017."

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. The business meeting will be held in the State Room (room #108) and will begin at 10:00 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda is available upon request.

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – 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 Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on Friday, April 28, 2017. 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 2017 Ohio Statehouse Civil War Encampment.  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 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. This program is supported by the 1stOhio Light Artillery, Battery A. 

 

 ALSO AT THE OHIO STATEHOUSE

 

 

The Lincoln Funeral Train in Pictures and Photos

April 25 - 28, 2017

Ohio Statehouse North Hallway, 1 Capitol Square, downtown Columbus

614/752-9777 

Free!

 

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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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday, April 6, 2017 in honor of John Glenn and his exceptional career of public service.

 

Governor Kasich’s order reads:

“In honor of the interment of John Glenn at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow, and in recognition of his exceptional career of public service as a United States Marine in two wars, test pilot, pioneering astronaut, United States Senator from Ohio and unparalleled American hero, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, April 6, 2017.”

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Happy birthday, Ohio! Head to the Ohio Statehouse for a celebration 214 years in the making Sunday, March 5 from 12 to 3 p.m. Attendees will participate in art projects, experience an Ohio symbols Statehouse tour, and explore the Statehouse Museum with a scavenger hunt. 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 to 3 p.m.  Activity Tables, Atrium

-          Create an Ohio birthday hat and join in activities provided by community partners.

 

2 to 3 p.m. Birthday Treats, Rotunda

-          Join us for snacks and trivia! Test your knowledge of Ohio with trivia and prizes while enjoying birthday treats.

 

12 to 4 p.m. Free Guided Tours, Map Room

-          Public tours of the Ohio Statehouse will begin at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

-          Ohio symbols tours will begin at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

-          Pick up a Statehouse Scavenger Hunt to complete while you explore the Ohio Capitol.

 

This family-friendly event is the perfect way to enjoy a day downtown on Capitol Square. At 2 p.m. be sure to join the party in the Rotunda for a special birthday surprise! 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:

-          Columbus Historical Society

-          Franklin Park Conservatory

-          Hilliard Historical Society

-          Ohio Attorney General's Office

-          Ohio Paper Folders

-          Orton Geological Museum at The Ohio State University 

-          Tourism Ohio

 

To view this press release and others, visit the Ohio Statehouse website.

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