A Living Museum

Situated on Capitol Square in Columbus, the Ohio Statehouse is a beautifully-restored monument to the people of Ohio, their vision of our democracy, and the dream of a better place to live and work. But more than a monument to the past, it is a living museum where the people's business is conducted.

The Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) was established to increase public awareness of and to involve citizens in the history of the Ohio Statehouse. Its purpose is to raise funds to obtain, restore and maintain artifacts and other items related to the history and enhancement of this grand monument and its adjoining grounds, so that the seat of Ohio's government may reflect the dignity of the state and its citizens.


Capitol Conversations was initiated by the Capitol Square Foundation to bring prominent national speakers to visit and lecture at the Ohio Statehouse. The 2020 Capitol Conversations was held online with writer David Brooks.  


2021 is the 25th Anniversary of the Ohio Statehouse Restoration


Save the date for a special event on November 17, 2021, planned by the Capitol Square Foundation for the 25th Anniversary of the Ohio Statehouse Restoration.  


Link to press release