Statehood Day 2016

Join fellow history lovers and social studies professionals at the Ohio Statehouse to commemorate Ohio’s birthday – and to advocate for Ohio History.

Ohio’s first constitution was approved by Congress, and then signed by President Thomas Jefferson on Feb. 19, 1803. By then, the January elections had been held, with the mild-mannered doctor and legislator Edward Tiffin – Thomas Worthington’s brother-in-law – elected governor. Official “state” business was conducted for the first time on March 1, 1803, when Tiffin and members of the first Ohio General Assembly convened in Chillicothe.

Ohio’s first constitution was approved by Congress, and then signed by President Thomas Jefferson on Feb. 19, 1803. By then, the January elections had been held, with the mild-mannered doctor and legislator Edward Tiffin – Thomas Worthington’s brother-in-law – elected governor. Official “state” business was conducted for the first time on March 1, 1803, when Tiffin and members of the first Ohio General Assembly convened in Chillicothe.

In commemoration of Ohio’s founding, the Ohio History Connection and its partners invite you to join a broad coalition of history advocates for its annual Statehood Day event. The state’s birthday serves as an appropriate time each year for history advocates to come together (on or near March 1) 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.

Register today

 

Agenda

9:30–10 a.m.            Coffee and registration                                 Marion-Werkheiser.jpeg

10–10:30 a.m.          Briefings on Statehood Day legislative priorities

10:30 a.m.–Noon    Meet with state legislators (scheduled on your own)

  • Find your state representative here.
  • Find your state senator here.

Noon–1:30 p.m.        Lunch program

  • Presentation of Ohio History Leadership Award to State Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)
  • Keynote Speaker: Marion F. Werkheiser, Founding Partner Cultural Heritage Partners
  • History Fund Grant Awards

1:30 p.m.– later       Additional legislative meetings as necessary

  • Optional Statehouse tour available

How to meet with your local legislator

Statehood Day is a joint effort among the Ohio Historical SocietyHeritage Ohio, the Ohio Academy of History, the Ohio Archaeological Council, the Ohio Local History Alliance, the Ohio Historical Records Advisory BoardPreservation Ohiothe Ohio Genealogical Societythe Ohio Council for Social Studies, and the Society of Ohio Archivists.

Registration is now open.  Click here to register.

 

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