Ohio Statehouse Welcomes Famed Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

Ohio Statehouse Welcomes Famed Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

April 6, 2011

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Museum Gallery – Ground Floor
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


Ohio Statehouse Welcomes Famed Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Public and ‘Virtual’ History Program

Watch Live at 1 p.m. on April 6 at www.OhioChannel.org

One of the most recognized historians of the day, Doris Kearns Goodwin will provide an informed and enthralling free program centered around the 1860s, the time period when the Ohio Statehouse was completed. Goodwin will offer extraordinary insight into the life of Abraham Lincoln, his leadership dealing with the American Civil War and Ohio’s contributions to the war.

This exciting Ohio Statehouse Sesquicentennial event will take place on Wednesday, April 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Museum Gallery on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse.

The presentation is free and open to the public; however, an RSVP is required due to limited seating.

The hour-long program will be streamed live on the Internet at www.ohiochannel.org for anyone interested to watch and participate.  No RSVP required to view the program online.

 Tell a Teacher!

Ohio students of all ages, teachers and administrators are invited to take part in this virtual program by watching and participating in the Doris Kearns Goodwin’s historic program during a live web stream at www.ohiochannel.org. During the program, Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak directly to Ohio students about the Civil War time period and the historical importance of Ohio and its leadership. Educators are encouraged to use this program to help students learn about the history of the Ohio Statehouse and the beginning of the American Civil War.

Students of all ages are encouraged to participate by submitting questions to Doris Kearns Goodwin via email prior to the event. Ms. Goodwin will answer as many questions as possible during the program and live web stream. Questions can focus on the American Civil War and Ohio’s contributions, Abraham Lincoln and/or presidential history.

Student questions must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 5. All questions must be emailed to statehouse@csrab.state.oh.us and include:

-Name of the student





 The program is sponsored by the Capitol Square Foundation and is in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education.

 Media support for the Ohio Statehouse Sesquicentennial is provided by the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Parent and Alive!


About OAAE

It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. We believe that: * All children in school must have quality arts education provided by licensed arts educators * All Ohioans have the right to expect quality arts education * All arts programs must have adequate resources * All arts and cultural organizations and artists have a critical role in arts education Learn more at www.oaae.net.
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