When: Wednesday, March 1.

Where: Ohio Statehouse

The state’s birthday serves as an appropriate time each year for advocates of Ohio archaeology and history to remind and update our state legislators about the importance of Ohio’s heritage, and how we and the organizations we participate in contribute to Ohio’s growth and quality of life. 

Register at https://www.ohiohistory.org/participate/event-calendar/statehood-day


9–9:30 a.m                    Registration

9:30–10:15 a.m.            Briefing on Statehood Day legislative priorities (economic development, including state funding for the Ohio History Connection and the Ohio state’s travel and tourism agency, and protecting publicly-owned historic resources).

10:15–Noon                  Meet with your State Legislator (scheduled on your own)                                

 Ohio House directory                                 

 Ohio Senate directory

Noon–1:30 p.m             Lunch Program ($40 pre-registration)  

  • Presentation of Ohio History Leadership Award to Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
  • Keynote Speaker: Greg Harris, President & CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
  • History Fund grant awards


 1:30–later                    Meet with your State Legislator (scheduled on your own)                      

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.