Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Ohio Statehouse

Before and After the Restoration
November 17, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


The Ohio Statehouse and the entire ten acres of Capitol Square were restored from 1989 to 1996.  The historic project was completed 25 years ago. 


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


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Schedule of Events 

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Registration and enjoy food and drink stations in the Rotunda and Atrium 


4:30 PM - 5:15 PM:  A Journalists Roundtable with former Ohio Statehouse Reporters 
Featuring panelists Lee Leonard, Bill Cohen, Joe Hallett, Alan Johnson, and Tim Miller; moderated by Ann Fisher 


5:15 PM - 6:00 PM: Reception continues with heavy hors d’oeuvres in the Rotunda and Atrium 


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: 25th Anniversary Program   

Video remembrance of the Renovation and those who helped make it possible 

Statehouse Renovation Panel 
Governor Richard F. Celeste, Senator Richard Finan, Robert Loversidge - Architect of the Capitol, Brian Perera - representing Statehouse 
staff, and Peter Crusse - representing Statehouse construction workers; moderated by former Representative Mike Curtin 


7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dessert Reception in the Rotunda and Atrium 

Individual Tickets: $25 per person 
Patron tickets: $100 per person 
Anniversary Sponsor: $500 for 2 tickets plus website and event recognition 
Anniversary Benefactor: $1,000 for 4 tickets plus website and event recognition 
Anniversary Champion: $2,500 for 6 tickets plus website, event, and podium recognition 

For tickets click on this link: CSF 25th Anniversary Celebration or call 614.221.5825





A special exhibit about the restoration is on view at the Ohio Statehouse, July 16 - November 22, 2021.  See "before" photos in several areas, and a collection of artifacts in the Map Room.  


See more photos from the 1989-1996 restoration here.