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In 1996, "A Capitol Revival" celebrated the seven-year restoration of the Ohio Statehouse. "A Capitol Revival Gala," July 6, 1996, commemorated the re-opening and rededication of the newly restored Statehouse.  Many other events were held in celebration in July.  Civil War reenactors came together to fire the restored 1861 Statehouse cannons.  1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A was formed in 1996 to demonstrate and fire the cannons.  

 

Today, remember the 20th anniversary with a free tour of the Ohio Statehouse and several exhibits about the renovation.

 

Photo courtesy of Paul Fulton.

1996-07-06 Gala - 1861 cannon crew

 

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