Join us for Statehood Day, February 28, 2018 at the Ohio Statehouse!

The Ohio Museums Association is proud to be a partner for Statehood Day 2018. Learn more about this great event, and how you can join OMA and other history, arts and culture advocates from across Ohio to speak up about the importance of museums in our communities. We'll see you in Columbus, February 28!

By: Todd Kleismit

Director of Community and Government Relations
The Ohio History Connection

Join fellow history advocates at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus for the annual Statehood Day advocacy event on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Meet with your state legislators, network with fellow history professionals and find out which local history organizations are awarded Ohio History Fund grants to support their local, regional and statewide projects, programs and events related to the state’s history.

This year's event features Christopher W. Wilson, Director, Experience and Program Design and Director, Program in African-American History and Culture at the National Museum of American History, as the keynote speaker at lunchtime. Attendees are encouraged to schedule a meeting that morning with their state representative and/or state senator to discuss public policy issues relating to history and historic preservation.

The Ohio History Connection will also announce its 2018 History Fund grant awards, funded through income tax donations from Ohioans. Licking County elected leaders will be recognized with the Ohio History Leadership Award, presented annually to elected officials who have “gone above and beyond” in promoting Ohio history.

Statehood Day is sponsored by Ohio History ConnectionHeritage Ohio, the Ohio Archaeological Council, the Ohio Local History AllianceOhio Humanities, the Ohio Historical Records Advisory BoardPreservation Ohio, the Ohio Travel Association, the Ohio Museums Association, the Ohio Academy of History, the Ohio Council for Social Studies and the Society of Ohio Archivists.

The cost is $40, which includes lunch. Register online by February 16 at Questions? Call 877.393.4369 or email [email protected]