Ohio Statehood Day

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 below.


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:

9:30–10 a.m. – Light Refreshments and Socializing

10–11 a.m. – Formal Program Begins

  • Remarks by Cameron Fontana
  • America 250 Ohio Logo Unveiling by Todd Kleismit
  • Ohio History Leadership Award Recipients Announced

11 a.m.–Noon – History Fund Winners Announced

  • Presented by Andy Verhoff

11 a.m.–2 p.m. – Ongoing Activities

  • Experience the architectural gem of the Ohio Statehouse on a tour. Tours leave from the Map Room at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
  • View Marching On: The Fight for School Integration
    in Hillsboro, Ohio located in the Governor Thomas Worthington Room
  • Visit Exhibit Tables in the Rotunda, featuring:
    • Pro Football Hall of Fame
    • Allen County
    • Washington County
    • Stoney St. Clair Private Collection
  • Visit our partner organizations’ tables to learn more about all the great work they are doing throughout the state in the Atrium
  • Meet with your legislators for a scheduled appointment

If you have questions, please contact [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.