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

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.
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