STATEHOUSE NEWS


Crane on Third Street
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) continues construction on the replacement of the Ohio Statehouse cooling towers. Construction work with a crane will close an entrance to the Statehouse for two days.

The crane will be on Third Street, Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday December 1. For the safety of staff and visitors, the Third Street entrance to the Ohio Statehouse will be closed on those days. To enter and exit the Statehouse, please use the State Street entrance or the entrances from the underground parking garage.

The crane will lift new cooling tower components to the roof of the Senate Building, and remove pieces of the old cooling tower.

Many variables can affect the timing of a construction project. For more information please contact Phil.Miller@ohiostatehouse.org.


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File Photo 2019
(Columbus, OH) – It’s that time of the year again! Bring your family, friends, and some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly event is open to the public!

The festival marks the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Square and throughout Central Ohio. The Tree Lighting ceremony in the Statehouse Atrium consists of a brief program. Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus, and will light the historically decorated Ohio Statehouse holiday tree.

The Holiday Festival will continue with complimentary cookies, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs and dancers from OhioDance and Drake Dance Academy. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will demonstrate the K-9 unit. There will also be a free photo station available to capture your family’s moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Complimentary cookies are courtesy of The Berwick, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Freedom a la Cart, L.A. Catering, Metro Cuisine Catering & Special Events, Milo's Catering and Banquet Services, and Together & Company.

Come and join us for this magical night at the Ohio Statehouse to start your holiday season! Convenient and affordable parking is available during the event in the Ohio Statehouse underground parking garage. Parking rates are available at http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/about/general-information/parking/rates.

Holiday press images are available at: http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/galleries/holiday-festival-and-tree-lighting-2018

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Cannon Firing by Battery A
Please be informed that a Civil War-era cannon will be fired from the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Historical re-enactors from 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will fire one of the Ohio Statehouse’s Civil War-era cannons from the West Plaza (High Street side) of Capitol Square at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The cannon firings celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Renovation of the Ohio Statehouse.

As these sounds can be startling, we wish to give advance notice to everyone working on and near Capitol Square. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Rupert at 614-745-6949.
 
 
 

Photo: 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A in 2011
Please be informed that a Civil War-era cannon will be fired from the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse Friday, November 5, 2021.

As part of the City of Columbus Veterans Day Parade, historical re-enactors from 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will fire one of the Ohio Statehouse’s Civil War-era cannons from the West Plaza (High Street side) of Capitol Square at 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12 p.m. and 12:05 p.m. The parade starts at 12 p.m.

As these sounds can be startling, we wish to give advance notice to everyone working on and near Capitol Square.
 
 
 

Capitol Cafe in 2016
The Capitol Café will be closed throughout November in preparation for reopening December 1, 2021 with a new operator.

Catering by Milo’s finished more than ten years at the Café this week. Catering by Milo’s will continue to be one of the approved caterers for events and will continue holding the liquor license and providing bar services at events.

Look for exciting details about new management to be announced soon by Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB).

Food and drink are available for purchase on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse in the vending machine room. The Statehouse Museum Shop is open weekdays in the Map Room, and offers bottled drinks, Ohio wine and Ohio food and snacks.
 
 
 

Statehouse Museum Shop
The Statehouse Museum Shop will be closed to replace the carpet, Monday through Friday, Oct. 25-29, 2021. The Shop will open Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse.

The website StatehouseShop.com continues to be available for your convenience.

 
 
 

Exhibit in Museum Gallery at Ohio Statehouse
(Columbus, Ohio) – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) announce that the nomination process for the 2022 “Great Ohioans Award” is now open and the CSF is accepting nominations. The Great Ohioan Award commemorates Ohioans who have played a significant role in an event or series of events of lasting significance in world, American or Ohio history. To be selected for the Great Ohioan Award, the nominee must have resided in Ohio for a minimum of five years. In addition, at least 25 years must have passed since the event in which the nominee participated is being commemorated. Nomination deadline is Monday, December 6, 2021.

Since 2003, 54 Great Ohioans have been recognized with the award for the special roles they played in history. Great Ohioan honorees and their achievements are archived in a permanent Great Ohioan exhibit, which is part of the Ohio Statehouse Museum. While countless Ohioans have performed great actions for their community and beyond, only a select few have been named a Great Ohioan. This exhibit allows visitors to have a greater understanding of the recipients of the Great Ohioan award and discover how they affected local, national and world history. The exhibit uses videos, photos, facts and web based technology to explore the life and legacy of each Great Ohioan.

For more information on the Great Ohioan Award and to nominate an individual please visit ohiostatehouse.org and https://ohcapitolsquarefoundation.org/great-ohioans/
Contacts:
Mike Rupert
Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
614-728-4185 - mrupert@ohiostatehouse.org - ohiostatehouse.org

Charles Moses
Capitol Square Foundation
614-221-5825 - csf@assnoffices.com - ohcapitolsquarefoundation.org
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CSRAB staff lowering the flag today
In accordance with the orders issued by the President of the United States of America, in honoring the life and service of General Colin Powell, the flags of the Unites States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio until sunset on October 22, 2021.
 
 
 
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