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Ohio Statehood Day 2023

March 2, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm


Join fellow history lovers at the Ohio Statehouse to commemorate Ohio’s birthday—and to advocate for Ohio History.

In commemoration of Ohio’s founding, we and our partners invite you to join a broad coalition of history advocates for our annual Statehood Day event. The state’s birthday serves as an appropriate time each year for history advocates to come together to help showcase the importance of Ohio’s history and how history, historic preservation and the organizations that help provide access to Ohio’s rich history benefit the Buckeye State. Statehood Day is a celebration of Ohio and its history, as well as a legislative advocacy event! There is no cost to register, but please RSVP on the Statehood Day webpage.

Schedule of Events

Join us on March 2, 2023 at the Ohio Statehouse for a day of celebrating Ohio and its history.

Join your fellow Ohioans at 9:30AM in the Atrium for light refreshments. At 10AM our formal presentation will begin, including exciting updates from America 250-Ohio commission, and the Ohio History Leadership Awards Ceremony. Immediately following the formal presentation you can enjoy a variety of activities:

  • Celebrate with the Ohio History Fund Grant winners in the Atrium
  • Learn about one community’s battle for school integration by viewing the documentary Marching On: The Fight for School Integration in Hillsboro, Ohio in the Governor Thomas Worthington Room
  • See exhibits featuring historical collections from across the state (location TBD)
  • Visit our partner organizations’ tables to learn more about all the great work they are doing throughout the state (location TBD)
  • Experience the architectural gem of the Ohio Statehouse on a tour (meeting location TBD)
  • Meet with your legislators
    • Not sure how to do this? Join the Ohio Museums Association on February 13 for a free webinar about how to get the most out of your advocacy visits. Find out more information and register here.

If you have questions please contact statehood@ohiohistory.org.

Partner Organizations

Statehood Day is a joint effort among the Ohio History Connection, Heritage Ohio, the Ohio Academy of History, the Ohio Archaeological Council, the Ohio Local History Alliance, the Ohio Travel Association, the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, the Ohio Museums Association, Ohio Humanities, Preservation Ohio, the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Ohio Council for Social Studies, Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board and the Society of Ohio Archivists.


March 2, 2023
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Ohio History Connection

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