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The Ohio History Center Venues

Providing a distinctive blend of dramatic displays and prize-winning architecture, the Ohio Historical Center offers a sophisticated setting for formal events.

Depending upon the size of the function you are interested in, you can choose either a portion of or entire facility for exclusive, after-hour use. Whether you want to host a lavish anniversary banquet or an informal office party, the Ohio Historical Center can provide your group with a stylish backdrop for your special occasion.
Plaza Terrace

Plaza Terrace

Capacity:
300 sit-down
400 reception


The entrance level of the center can provide a unique setting for dinners and receptions. Surrounded by windows that afford a view of downtown Columbus, the area can be set with a cocktail bar and food tables
Red Carpet Area

Red Carpet Area

Capacity:
60 sit-down
200 reception


The Red Carpet area is located in the center of the museum exhibit floor and directly beneath the Plaza terrace. The Red Carpet area can be used for small sit down dinners or upscale corporate cocktail parties, or in combination with events held on the plaza to create a dramatic multi-level event. The museum collections encircling the Red Carpet area make it a highly desirable space that adds distinction to any event.

The Arthur C. Johnson Auditorium

The Arthur C. Johnson Auditorium

Capacity:
284


Contemporary in its design, the auditorium is used by many groups for meetings, seminars, and presentations. The room features a stage, a podium and microphone, and comfortable seating. Additional audio-visual capabilities are available with technical equipment and support
3rd Floor Classroom

3rd Floor Classroom

Capacity:
75 for Classroom style
90 Theater style

The museum’s educational classroom offers yet another space for afternoon, evening or weekend programs, based on availability.    The room is conveniently located on the 3rd floor next to the Archives Library conference room and is furnished with up to 75chairs, screen, sound system and smartboard. Tables are available from the Society for a nominal fee. AV fees may apply

The Archives Conference Room

The Archives Conference Room

Capacity:
24 conference style
50 theater style

This conference room is located on the third floor of the Historical Center across from the Archives and Library. This room is set up with comfortable cushioned chairs and portable conference tables. There is a built in white board and counter space for breaks.
The Teacher's Park

The Teacher's Park

Capacity:
300


The outdoor amphitheater space is located between the Ohio Historical Center and Ohio Village. The park area features a stage located underneath the bridge which is fully audio-visual capable. The Teacher's Park is an ideal location for outdoor concert or picnic activities.