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.  


Mark your calendar for an insightful, in-person presentation at the Ohio Statehouse by the granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower.  Meet Susan Eisenhower, author of the book How Ike Led, on November 30, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium. Details on tickets and sponsorships coming soon!  



2021 was the 25th Anniversary of the Ohio Statehouse Restoration

The Capitol Square Foundation hosted a special event on November 17, 2021, for the 25th Anniversary of the Ohio Statehouse Restoration. Watch the video on the Ohio Channel.  Link to press release



Ohio Constitution exhibit and videos

The Capitol Square Foundation is proud of six new videos about the Ohio Constitution.  Visit the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center to view the videos and pages from the Ohio Constitutions.  Watch all six videos online here.