Statehouse to display Constitution


COLUMBUS — The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, will unveil the Ohio Constitution exhibit in the Statehouse Museum, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. in the Museum Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse.

The new exhibit features both the 1802 and 1851 Ohio constitutions on permanent public display at the Ohio Statehouse. Working together, this public-private partnership has produced an exhibit that is the first of its kind in the United States. Utilizing the original documents in conjunction with visitor-interactive displays, the exhibit will answer the questions, “What is the Ohio constitution? What does it do, and how does it impact Ohioans in the 21st century?”

When visitors enter the space, the experience begins with pages from the original 1802 and 1851 Ohio constitutions. Supporting the documents are interactives focused on “Rights,” “Responsibilities” and “Constitution Stories.”

In addition to the new constitution exhibit, the entire museum has been updated with a new layout and expanded legislative gallery experience. The Worthington Center has received a new iCivics interactive activity designed for school groups visiting the Ohio Statehouse, as well.