Women's History Month Events at the Ohio Statehouse
March 1, 2024

Beecher Sisters -- Lisa & Steve Ball
March is recognized nationally as Women's History Month. The Ohio Statehouse has two events and an exhibit planned for March to celebrate women’s achievements.

“The Beecher Sisters: 19th Century Social Reformers” will be presented Monday, March 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Atrium by Christina Hartlieb of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The performance follows the stories of the four Beecher sisters who were educators, suffragettes and abolitionists in the 1800s. Harriet Beecher Stowe and her sisters represented social change in 1800s America by using their Power of Voice in a time when women’s voices were not often heard.

On Tuesday, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m., “The Music of The Women of the Civil War,” performed by Steve and Lisa Ball, will take place in the Atrium. The musicians will sing popular tunes from the era and share the stories of women who worked tirelessly to transform the world during that time who were performers, musicians, activists and writers.

Both events are free and open to the public and are planned to be video recorded on They are 45-minute-long events, with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A.

The Athena Art exhibit will be displayed in the House South Hallway from March 5 to March 27. Formed in 1903, the Athena Art Society is the oldest continuous women’s art organization in the country. Their mission continues to promote and develop the visual arts and stimulate community participation. Members of this Toledo, Ohio group will exhibit original art works with the theme, “Original Explorations,” during Women’s History Month 2024.

No reservations are required, but if you have a group and would like to attend, please contact Katie Montgomery at 614-728-3726 or