STATEHOUSE NEWS


Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff effective immediately through Saturday, November 10, 2018, in honor of the lives lost in the senseless act of violence that occurred in Thousand Oaks, California, and in solidarity with all who mourn their loss.
 
 
 

It’s that time of the year again to grab your entire family, friends and bring some holiday cheer to celebrate the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. This year’s celebration will take place Thursday, December 6, 2018 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 indoor ceremony will take place in the Statehouse Atrium and consist of a short program, welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting the Ohio Statehouse and our historically decorated holiday tree. The festivities will continue with refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and special performances by local choirs and dancers. There will also be a free photo station available to capture your families’ moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Refreshments are courtesy of the Berwick, Bosc + Brie, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Freedom a la Cart, L.A. Catering, Made From Scratch, Metro Cuisine Catering & Special Events, Milo's Catering and Banquet Services and Two Caterers.

Come and join us for this magical night at the Ohio Statehouse to start off 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://bit.ly/1PE8g3k.

Holiday press images are available at: https://bit.ly/2AzROjE


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Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff effective immediately through Saturday, November 3, 2018, in honor of the lives of those slain at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in solidarity with all who mourn their loss.
 
 
 

Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. The business meeting will be held in the State Room (room #108) and will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.

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Flags at the Ohio Statehouse and all public buildings throughout Ohio will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in memory of firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
 
 
 

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, are excited to announce plans for the Ohio Constitution Exhibit to be housed in the Statehouse Museum. The exhibit will feature both the 1802 and 1851 Ohio constitutions on permanent public display at the Ohio Statehouse. Working together, this public private partnership has produced an exhibit that is the first of its kind in the United States. Utilizing the original documents in conjunction with visitor-interactive displays, the exhibit will answer the questions, what is the Ohio constitution, what does it do and how does it impact Ohioans in the 21st century?

"Our Foundation and the CSRAB have been dedicated to enriching the experience of all who visit the Statehouse. Bringing the Ohio Constitution to the Museum for permanent display realizes a dream we have worked toward for more than a decade," said Charles R. Moses, CSF chairman. “This exhibit would not be possible without the collaboration and support provided by Ohio History Connection. Through conservation work and historical research, History Connection staff have contributed valuable content that all visitors will enjoy.”

“We are excited to make these historic documents more accessible for all Ohioans,” says Megan Wood, Ohio History Connection Director of Museum and Library Services. “In collaboration with our great partners at the Ohio Statehouse and CSRAB, we can connect visitors to the story of our state’s founding, helping them discover more of Ohio’s rich history.”

The Ohio Statehouse has incorporated several avenues of engagement for visitors to navigate as they visit the exhibit. The experience begins with pages from the original 1802 and 1851 Ohio constitutions. Archival, climate controlled display cases will house the constitutions on site and will allow museum staff to rotate pages in the exhibit in compliance with OHC archival guidelines. Supporting the documents are interactives focused on “Rights,” “Responsibilities” and “Constitution Stories.” The three experiences support the documents in answering the questions— what is the Ohio constitution, what does it do and how does it impact Ohioans in the 21st century?

“The Ohio Statehouse is grateful for the partnership with CSF and Ohio History Connection. This exhibit will educate Ohio students and visitors about the importance of these founding documents and how these documents impact their lives—the Statehouse is where Ohio civics and government come to life,” said Laura Battocletti, executive director of CSRAB. In addition to the new constitution exhibit, CSRAB and CSF foundation will update current museum displays and interior finishes. The current timeline has the Ohio Constitution Exhibit opening in late November of 2018.


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Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff through sunset Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in observance of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
 
 
 

Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff effective immediately (6 September 2018) through sunset Monday, September 10, 2018, in honor of the lives of the victims of the attack perpetrated on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
 
 
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