The mission of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board is to facilitate the operation of state government, preserve the historical integrity of the Capitol Square Complex and educate visitors about the history of Ohio and civics.
The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center offers exhibits that encourage visitors to participate in the state government process by making decisions, expressing their opinions, comparing viewpoints and by voting. The exhibit challenges visitors' knowledge about the workings of state government, while equipping them to more fully participate as citizens.
More than 70,000 visitors tour the Ohio Statehouse each year. Tour guides greet children and adults from across Ohio and the world, taking groups of up to 50 people on 45-minute tours of the complex. Volunteer guides receive training about tour content, the history and architecture of the Ohio Capitol, as well as the workings of government within it. Training will also cover the most effective way to relate information in an interesting and engaging way. Tour narratives may change depending on the age and interest level of the group, as well as the time of year.
Those volunteers who show an interest can be trained in techniques of living history, portraying an individual from Ohio or Statehouse history. These volunteers would wear period clothing and present facts and information to modern audiences by bringing to life a personality from the past.
Please note that though we work in the Statehouse, we are a non-political agency.
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